Bob Scinto, owner of R. D. Scinto, a real estate development company, will receive the 2016 Rose of Hope Award, which recognizes the charitable work of an individual or organization. The award will be presented at the annual Rose of Hope Luncheon, a benefit for the Norma Pfriem Breast Center. The luncheon takes place on June 14 in Greenfield Hill. The Breast Care Center, the first free-standing, community-based breast care center in Connecticut, has been helping women in the community fight breast cancer for over a decade.
Scinto has been a friend and supporter of the NPBC since its inception. Fifteen years ago, he made space for the nonprofit in one of the buildings he owns through his real estate company, R. D. Scinto. Bob was taken by the Breast Center’s mission to do something which, in 1999, was new: to be a place where women could get help regardless of their financial situation. Since then he, his family and staff have contributed their time and expertise to help the Breast Center stay and expand in its current location. He has been a sponsor of the Rose of Hope Luncheon, the Pink Pledge and the Breast Center’s academic breast conference. He provides emergency grants for patients. His reward for his generosity, he says, is “hearing the testimony of people who, if it wasn’t for the Center, would have no hope.”