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Hartford Courant Article Submitted by Christa Allard, Glastonbury

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Recently, Employee Family Protection Incorporated (EFP) of Glastonbury was recognized by the Connecticut Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure with a fundraising award, having raised a total of $152,000 in support of breast cancer awareness.

EFP’s generous contribution comes from their annual Rose’s Legacy Golf Tournament, which is supported by the entire EFP family, including many of the company’s business colleagues. This year’s planning committee included Charles Stepnowski, President and CEO, and Kim Rutty, Tammy Fierravanti, Susan Anderson, and Ginny Huhn.

The fourth annual tournament, held on June 15 this year, was started in memory of Rose Tomaino, a former EFP employee. More than four years ago, EFP lost Rose, one of their founding employees and vice president of administration, after a long struggle with breast cancer. She had contributed to the growth of the company for more than twenty-five years.

EFP was honored with Komen Connecticut’s “Hope Givers” award, which honors fundraisers who have raised more than $100,000. The award was presented at the Affiliate’s annual Power of Pink Reception, where the organization’s volunteers and top fundraisers are celebrated for their contributions to the fight against breast cancer.

Seventy-five percent of net proceeds from the Affiliate stay in the community to fund local breast health programs, and in 2009 alone, the Affiliate granted $871,000 to fund 22 local breast health programs at organizations throughout Connecticut.

Combined with national research dollars, Komen Connecticut has made a $19 million impact on Connecticut’s breast cancer movement. For more information call 860-728-4955 or visit