Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burton Sr. Continue to Fulfill Their Pledge of $1M to the BCA
On Monday morning, July 22, 2013 Greenwich, CT residents Paula and Robert G. Burton Sr. met with Kathy Clark, Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) President, and Yonni Wattenmaker, BCA Executive Director, to present the next installment of their pledge to donate $1 million to the Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA.)
The Burtons have been major donors to the BCA since 1997. Last summer, in gratitude for their nearly two decades worth of support to BCA, and as a way to recognize and honor other top donors and longtime supporters, the Breast Cancer Alliance established the Leadership Circle, in which Mr. and Mrs. Burton are in the Diamond level, BCA’s top category.
“The past success and future potential of our organization are grounded in the generosity of private donors who have made a real difference with their significant giving,” said Yonni Wattenmaker, Executive Director. “With government funding is at an all time low with regard to healthcare, it is private donors who will truly be responsible for funding innovations in research, training breast surgeons, and providing the screening and diagnostic support for uninsured women as the Burtons do.”
The mission of the Breast Cancer Alliance is to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment and cure. To promote these goals, we invest in innovative research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified support and screening for the uninsured and underserved.
The Breast Cancer Alliance is one of the largest private non-corporate breast cancer organizations in the U.S. The Alliance is dedicated exclusively to funding innovative breast cancer research, breast surgical fellowships and promoting breast health through education and outreach programs. The Breast Cancer Alliance has awarded over $17 million dollars since it was founded in 1996.
For more information, to donate, or to register for the annual benefit luncheon and fashion show on November 7th, please contact the Breast Cancer Alliance: www.breastcanceralliance.org or 203-861-0014.