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Good News And Bad News For Burton Founder Hot

jakeburtonA memo distributed among Burton Snowboards employees from the company's founder, Jake Burton Carpenter broke the news on Friday, September 23.  

"The bad news is that I have cancer. The good news is that it is as curable as it gets. What I have is called Seminoma, also known as Testicular Cancer (think Lance Armstrong).   I have three months of chemo ahead with the possibility of surgery along the way."

The 57-year-old went on to say, "What struck me and everyone around me as unusual during this time was the fact that I didn't get that upset about my situation. I have come to the conclusion that this for sure is simply a reflection of the people I'm surrounded and supported by."

According to the National Institute of Health, the survival rate of patients diagnosed with the form of Carpenter's cancer in its current stage is more than 95%.

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