ADVISORY, Sept. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —
In remembrance of September 11, 2001, the following organizations will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square for a commemorative ceremony and to officially ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell:
- Edie Lutnick, President, Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund
- Florence Weiner, Executive Director, Catalog for Giving
- Israel Leone, Solving Kids’ Cancer
- Jasmine Correa, The 52nd Street Project
- Nicole Kulovny, EVOLVE
- Representative, Achroma Corp.
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43r`d & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Friday, September 11, 2015 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
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Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
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About Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund:
Every year, Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, commemorate our 658 Cantor and 61 Eurobrokers employees who perished on September 11, 2001 by distributing 100% of our global revenues on Charity Day to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and dozens of charities around the world. The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, initially created to assist families of Cantor employees who were lost on 9/11, has since broadened its mission to provide aid to victims of terrorism, natural disasters, emergencies, direct service charities and wounded members of the military. Charity Day is our way of turning a tragic day into one that is positive and uplifting by helping others. We invite celebrity guests who represent participating charities into our offices to conduct trades with licensed brokers and their clients. To date, Charity Day has raised approximately $113 million for charitable causes around the world, and since its inception the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund has raised and distributed over $270 million. For information about the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund please visit www.cantorrelief.org.
About Catalog for Giving:
The Catalog for Giving was created especially for people like you – people who want to make a deep and lasting difference in kids’ lives, but do not have the time or the means to discover all the wonderful organizations that provide invaluable services to New York City children. The Catalog will introduce you to innovative youth-serving programs that often fly beneath the radar of more conventional funders.
Every three years The Catalog scours the City, and selects the “best of the best” small young programs from among dozens of applicants. The organizations are between two and ten years old and have budgets under one million dollars. We provide “second stage funding” for a three-year period to help our member organizations grow from early success to self-sufficiency and long range sustainability. Just like a careful financial advisor, we take our investment responsibilities very seriously. We put our organizations through a rigorous screening process involving detailed operational and financial reviews, as well as site visits by our staff and Board. So when you invest your philanthropic dollars with us, you can rest assured that the children you are helping will receive the maximum benefit from your donation.
Each of our member organizations uses unique methods to target youth: from poetry writing and media arts to cycling and rowing; the organizations we support are not your everyday charities – they’re truly breaking new ground by exploring new and better ways of helping kids. What they have in common is a proven track record for providing kids with self-esteem, motivation, crucial life skills, and academic support to make sure they are better prepared to lead happy and productive lives. By providing multi-year unrestricted support, The Catalog allows member organizations to invest in the future by hiring staff, increasing program capacity, improving their facilities and developing donor support. Click here to learn more about our mission.
About Solving Kids’ Cancer:
Solving Kids’ Cancer is not just our name, it’s our mission. We focus on aggressive childhood cancers with low survival rates—because Every Kid Deserves to Grow Up. Solving Kids’ Cancer helps accelerate new, next-generation treatments, including immunotherapy, cancer vaccines, and new drugs by applying an understanding of the entire childhood cancer research landscape to wisely invest in innovative projects.
We extend our reach globally in order to carry out our mission to understand the research landscape, strengthen the science and cure more children. Solving Kids’ Cancer fosters the development of innovative clinical trials that bring more effective treatments to children both in the U.S., Europe and beyond.
About The 52nd Street Project:
The mission of The 52nd Street Project, a community-based arts organization, is to bring together kids from Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan, starting at age ten and lasting through their teens, with theater professionals to create original theater offered free to the general public. By building on the core experience of accomplishment and collaboration, the Project fosters a sense of inclusion in a place where the children belong and where their creative work is the driving force. Through long-term mentoring relationships and exposure to diverse art forms (including Poetry, Photography, Theatrical Design, Dance, Stage Combat and Filmmaking), the Project seeks to expand the children’s means of expression and to improve their literacy, their life skills and their attitude towards learning.
We like the same stuff you do: ice cream, freedom, people not accidentally killing each other with guns, good music. You know, normal stuff.
But in an average year here in America, more than 16,000 people are injured or killed in preventable gun incidents.
Yes, there’s a raging gun debate out there. But no matter how loud anyone is yelling whatever they’re yelling, everyone can agree, we can be safer. Right, responsible gun owner? Right, left-leaning senator? Right, Mom?
We’re thinking America can stop shooting itself in the foot. We’re thinking everyone can pause the debate for a sec and pay attention to one simple thing: somewhere out there is an unlocked, loaded gun. Don’t we all want to reach it before a 3-year-old does?
About Achroma Corp.:
Achroma Corp. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity started in April 2012 by us…John and Bridget Vissari. We are the proud parents of three amazing kids. For the past 8 years, we have been navigating the ever changing waters of the low vision world with our middle son who is visually impaired due to Achromatopsia.
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