In late September, we found out that Jake Burton, the founder of Burton snowboards, had been diagnosed with testicular cancer. He planned to fight it as hard as he could. He underwent chemotherapy and was able to battle it head on. We are pleased to announce that Jake Burton is now cancer-free. “It appears my cancer is toast.” - Jake Burton About Jake Burton from wikipedia: Jake Burton, Founder of Burton Snowboards, Beats Cancer | Unofficial Networks

Jake Burton, Founder of Burton Snowboards, Beats Cancer

Jake Burton, Founder of Burton Snowboards, Beats Cancer

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Jake Burton, Founder of Burton Snowboards, Beats Cancer

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In late September, we found out that 57-year-old Jake Burton, the founder of Burton snowboards, had been diagnosed with testicular cancer.  He planned to fight it as hard as he could.  He underwent chemotherapy and was able to battle it head on.

We are pleased to announce that Jake Burton is now cancer-free.  

“It appears my cancer is toast.”  – Jake Burton

Congratulations, Jake.  We hope you stay in remission for the rest of your days.

About Jake Burton from wikipedia:

Carpenter’s high school education began in Brooks School North Andover, Massachusetts. After graduating from The Marvelwood School, at that time in Cornwall, CT, he enrolled at the University of Colorado in Boulder. An avid skier, Carpenter hoped to join the university’s ski team; however, his competitive skiing career ended in a car accident. After several years away from college he resumed his studies at New York University, graduating with a degree in economics. After college, Carpenter’s interests returned to the slopes. Working from a barn in Londonderry, Vermont, he improved on the Snurfer, a basic toy snowboard which featured a rope to allow the rider some basic SMD control over the board. By the late 70’s, he joined a small cadre of manufacturers who had begun selling snowboards with design features such as a bentwood laminate core and a rigid binding which held the board firmly to the wearer’s boot. Carpenter continues to run the Burton company, which has grown into one of the world’s largest snowboard and snowboarding-equipment manufacturers. Amongst many accomplishments, Burton was featured in an early 2007 online advertising campaign by the Wall Street Journal that featured celebrity readers.

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