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Dr. Jay Burton, founder of Survivor Journeys, has died

LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – A prominent local physician who founded a support group for local cancer survivors, has died at the age of 63.

Dr. Jay Burton, a primary care physician for more than 30 years, died at his Longmeadow home surrounded by family members.

Burton was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia back in 2010, and his experiences inspired him to start the nonprofit group Survivor Journeys. The organization provides social, emotional, and educational support for cancer survivors and their families.

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