Burtons pledge $1 million to Breast Cancer Alliance

For years Bob and Paula Burton of Greenwich have been tireless supporters of innovative research education and outreach programs to fight breast cancer.

Now, in tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness month, the two have announced their pledge to donate $1 million to the Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA). The Greenwich based organization has long considered the Burtons some of their most loyal supporters since they were are among the BCA’s earliest benefactors and have already given $450,000 in cash toward their goal.

They plan to fulfill their remaining pledge in the next two or three years.

As he presented this year’s check to BCA President Debbie Black and Executive Director Yonni Wattenmaker, Mr. Burton said, “My family is pleased to support the BCA and the organization’s important efforts to control and eventually eradicate breast cancer. This disease affects so many in our workplace and our community, and we are honored to contribute to advances in breast cancer education and treatment. We hope others will be inspired to join us in this quest.”

The Burtons’ donation, along with other funds raised by the BCA, will be used to fund innovative breast cancer research at the nation’s leading cancer institutions. The funds also help provide free mammograms for underserved women in Southern Connecticut and Westchester County.

Mr. Burton is chairman and CEO of Cenveo, Inc. of Stamford and founder, chairman and CEO of Burton Capital Management, LLC. He was one of the BCA’s first corporate sponsors when he was chairman and CEO of World Color Press, Inc. and an early member of the Alliance’s Advisory Board. Ms. Burton was co-chairman of the Breast Cancer Alliance Annual Benefit Luncheon in 2000 and served on the Board of Directors from 2001-2003.

“The Alliance thanks the Burton family for their gracious gift and their nearly two decades of continuous support of our organization,” Ms. Wattenmaker said. “The Burtons well know our commitment to women in our communities who need access to regular breast health care as well as timely diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, and we are most grateful for their partnership.”

Founded in Greenwich in 1996, the Breast Cancer Alliance is now the fourth largest private non-corporate organization providing funds for breast cancer research in the United States. The money raised by the Alliance funds research, education, outreach and breast surgery fellowship programs.

For more information call 203-861-0014 or visit Breastcanceralliance.org.

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