The Strike 3 Foundation, a charitable organization founded by Craig Breslow that mobilizes support, heightens awareness and raises funding for pediatric cancer research, recently announced that it will disperse over $440,000 in grants to research and treatment institutions nationwide before year's end. Breslow, a Trumbull native, is a Major League Baseball pitcher.

"The year 2012 represented a banner year for this organization," said Breslow, the foundation's CEO. "Earlier this summer we eclipsed the $1,000,000 mark in total funds raised."

In addition to the increase in revenue, Breslow said he also has seen wide-spread recognition of the foundation's mission and greater visibility and corporate support.

Fittingly, in our most successful fiscal year, we are able to disseminate our largest awards and impact deserving research and treatment institutions across the country," Breslow said. "It has truly been a remarkable year."

The Strike 3 Foundation awarded grants to The Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, as the founding sponsor of the pediatric bone marrow transplantation program, the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society for Clinical Oncology, funding four Young Investigator Awards, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Children's Hospital of Oakland Research Institute, sponsoring a Siblings and Survivors program for the second consecutive year.

Strike 3 has also supported research and treatment centers across the country. Strike 3 has offices in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts and California. Its headquarters are in Connecticut.