Strike 3 Foundation

The Strike 3 Foundation heightens awareness, mobilizes support, and raises funding for childhood cancer research.

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Strike 3 Appoints Timothy C. Tyson to Board of Directors

Trumbull, Connecticut, January 7, 2011 – The Strike 3 Foundation a charitable organization that mobilizes support, heightens awareness, and raises funding for pediatric cancer research, today, announced the appointment of Timothy C. Tyson to its Board of Directors.

"The expansion of Strike 3’s Board of Directors to include Tim ensures that this organization will be infused with new ideas and opinions. Tim brings a unique perspective and relevant experience to our Board," said Craig Breslow, Chief Executive Officer, Strike 3 Foundation.

Tyson, is Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aptuit, an integrated pharmaceutical services company. Prior to joining Aptuit’s Executive Committee, Tyson served as COO, President, and CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, where he led a major restructuring of the company, and achieved a growth in sales of 69% and earnings increase of 135%. Mr. Tyson has also held Corporate Executive positions at GlaxoSmithKline and Bristol Myers. Tyson graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1974 and served on active duty as an officer in the United State Army from 1974 – 1979. Additionally, Tyson has served on the Board of Directors for Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturing Association (PhRMA); BICOM; CEO Roundtable for the University of California at Irvine; Dean’s Executive Forum at Cal State Fullerton; CEO Council on Cancer; Health Sector Advisory Board at Duke University; Leadership Forum of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers; and as a visiting lecturer at Cambridge University.

"We are delighted that Tim has offered his services and insight to our organization. His years of relevant experience in the field will surely prove to be immeasurably beneficial. Tim has been incredibly active as a leader in the arena of cancer treatment and has demonstrated versatility as a strategist, executive, manager, and novel thinker. Our excitement is not tempered," said Breslow.

The addition increases the total number of Strike 3 Directors to 10. In addition to Tyson, the members of Strike 3 are Craig Breslow, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Joe Lizza, Chief
Operating Officer, Abe Breslow, Executive Vice President, Robert Baratta, attorney, Andrew Bailey, Director of Development, Tim Baratta, attorney, Elizabeth Upton, treasurer, William Chin, and Dr. Katherine Van Loon, oncologist.

About Strike 3 Foundation

The Strike 3 Foundation is a charitable agency recognized by the IRS under 501(c)(3) that heightens awareness, mobilizes support, and raises funding for pediatric cancer research. Founded in 2008 by current Major League Pitcher and Yale graduate Craig Breslow, Strike 3 has pledged over $500,000 to Yale University Children’s Hospitality as a founding sponsor of Connecticut’s only Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program. Additionally, the organization has supported Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, CureSearch, as well as other deserving cancer treatment and research centers. Strike 3 has offices in California and Connecticut, and is headquartered in Trumbull, CT.

Press Contacts:
Joe Lizza, Strike 3 Foundation (203) 218-2804,

January 7, 2011 · Press Release

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The Strike 3 Foundation heightens awareness, mobilizes support, and raises funding for childhood cancer research.

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