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Rose’s Legacy Donates $65,000 to Komen CT

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 Glastonbury, CT – (September 24, 2013) The eighth annual Rose’s Legacy Memorial Golf Tournament raised $65,000 toward the fight against breast cancer, bringing the eight-year total to $365,000.

Principally supported by Employee Family Protection, Inc. (“EFP”), Rose’s Legacy keeps alive the spirit of Rose Tomaino, a long-time EFP employee who died in 2005 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. The proceeds of the event support the fight against breast cancer and increased awareness.

Charlie Stepnowski, EFP’s CEO and Chairman of the Board, presented a check for $65,000 to Anne Morris, CEO of Komen Connecticut, on September 24, 2013. Morris and her team were blown away by the magnitude of the donation but not by the known magnitude of the passion that Charlie and EFP have for this cause.

On behalf of Komen, Anne thanked Team EFP for their support and commitment, tested EFP staff with a breast cancer awareness quiz, and awarded prizes. In 2013, it is estimated that among U.S. women there will be:

  • 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer (includes new cases of primary breast cancer among survivors, but not recurrence of original breast cancer among survivors).
  • 64,640 new cases of in situ breast cancer.
  • 39,620 breast cancer deaths.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman’s death is about 1 in 36 (about 3%). Since 2005, the incidence of breast cancer has remained stable. Connecticut has the second highest incidence of breast cancer in the United States.

At this time, there are over 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States (including women still being treated and those who have completed treatment). Rose’s Legacy will continue to support the fight against breast cancer with the ninth annual Memorial Golf Tournament on June 16, 2014.


Rose’s Legacy is a 501(c)(3) charity created to honor the memory of Rose Tomaino, one of EFP’s founding employees who lost her battle with breast cancer eight years ago, and to support the fight against breast cancer.

EFP is a privately held voluntary benefits communication, education and enrollment firm known for its commitment to service. Founded in 1979 and based in Glastonbury, CT, EFP works with clients across the nation, designing and implementing customized voluntary benefits programs and benefit communications strategies.