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!
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.
The other day we received this note from a family who received $300 through our Patient Aid Program.
We share this thank you with everyone who makes it possible for us to help transplant patients with ancillary expenses through our financial assistance programs. Three hundred dollars might not seem like a life-changing amount to some people, but to a patient who is already struggling financially, it can mean gas to and from doctors appointments, housing near the transplant center, or childcare while receiving treatment. It is notes like this that remind us that even a small amount can make a big difference.
For more information about how you can help patients in need, visit our website at bonemarrow.org.