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Glastonbury, CT – (September 25, 2014) The Ninth Annual Rose’s Legacy Memorial Golf Tournament raised another $65,000 toward the fight against breast cancer, bringing the nine-year total to $440,000.
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.
On September 25, 2014, Charlie Stepnowski, EFP’s CEO and Chairman of the Board, presented a check for $65,000 to Anne Morris, CEO of Komen Connecticut, and Nancy Meyer, Vice-President of the Komen Connecticut Board and Publisher of the Hartford Courant.
Morris and Meyer accepted the check with thanks to the tournament committee members, especially Stepnowski who is the driving force behind the event which has successfully, year after year, met its goal of honoring Rose and supporting the fight against breast cancer. Stepnowski commented that Rose never complained about her condition or circumstances during her 20-year off and on battle with cancer. Meyer, a 13-year breast cancer survivor, acknowledged that having the support of people who love and adore you is critical in the fight. The Rose’s Legacy Memorial Tournament honors that spirit.
Stepnowski also announced that 2015 will see the tenth and final Rose’s Legacy Memorial Tournament. When the tournament was started, the goal was to honor Rose’s memory and make a contribution towards efforts to find a cure for breast cancer. EFP set its sights on raising a half million dollars toward that goal and that goal is in sight. The goal for the final tournament in 2015 is to raise $100,000; bringing the ten year total to $540,000.
The 2015 tournament will be held on Monday, June 15 at Wethersfield Country Club.
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 in 2005 and to support the fight against breast cancer.
EFP is a privately held 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.