The Bone Marrow Foundation was honored today to participate in Charity Day 2013.
Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners originally started Charity Day to remember the 658 employees who died as a result of the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. Each September 11th, the firms donate 100% of their revenue raised that day to charities around the world. Celebrities from television, movies, sports, and music work the phones, under the guidance of professional traders, raising money and awareness for causes and organizations. This year The Bone Marrow Foundation was selected as one of the 40 benefiting charities and former Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Bill Cowher was on-hand as the Foundation’s celebrity representative.
Thank you to Canter Fitzgerald, BGC Partners, Bill Cowher, and all the celebrities who helped make the day a success!
This week the Wall Street Journal‘s “Donor of the Day” column recognized Charlotte Moss for her efforts to help bone marrow, stem cell, and cord blood transplant patients and their families. Charlotte became very familiar with the cause a decade ago when her brother battled leukemia and she was his donor.
While accompanying her brother through his treatment, Charlotte witnessed firsthand the struggles of transplant patients and their families. She told the Wall Street Journal:
I saw people that I knew weren’t going to make it….Most importantly, there was nobody around to give them that psychological support to boost them up during their treatment, because they couldn’t afford to be there. And that really put the lump in my throat every day.”
Charlotte Moss has been a long-time supporter of The Bone Marrow Foundation and serves as a member of the Board of Directors. She will be honored at the Foundation’s Be A Lifeline Gala being held tonight in New York City.
Last Fall, Fore Organized Golf (FOG), a San Diego-based organization, selected The Bone Marrow Foundation as a beneficiary of its Asian Pacific Open. One of the tournament sponsors, Mass Mutual, made a generous $2,000 donation to the Foundation.
Thank you Fore Organized Golf and Mass Mutual!
The Bone Marrow Foundation relies 100% on private contributions from generous individuals, businesses, and foundations. To learn how you, your business, or your organization can support transplant patients and their families, contact us.