Today is the 16th anniversary of one of the darkest days in nation’s history. Nearly 3,000 people died and more than 6,000 people were wounded in the deadliest terrorist act in world history on September 11, 2001. Cantor Fitzgerald, one of the world’s premier capital markets investment banks, lost 658 of its New York employees, considerably more than any other employer in the towers, and 68% of its entire workforce on September 11.
BGC Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund have turned the tragic anniversary of September 11 into an uplifting day of giving since 2005. They distribute 100% their global revenues on Charity Day to the Cantor Fitzgerald Fund and dozens of charities around the world to commemorate their friends and colleagues perished on September 11.
Top celebrities representing participating charities visit the trading floor on Charity Day and join licensed brokers to conduct transactions with clients.
We all know Damian Lewis is a proud patron of Sohana Research Fund. Damian ROCKED the trading floor on Charity Day in 2014 picking up the phones to help raise money for Sohana Research Fund as well as Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
And today he was BACK on the trading floor, this time at GFI Group, now a division of BGC partners, representing Sohana Research Fund and helping to raise funds to find a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa and make the world a better place for the bravest girl he has ever known and all butterfly kids out there.
— GFICharityDay (@GFICharityDay) September 11, 2017
— Sohana Research Fund (@SohanaResearchF) September 11, 2017
Here is a short video of Damian the trader from Sohana Research Fund Facebook Page. Well, our guy seems to know what he is doing, doesn’t he? We hope Damian has been able to raise tons of money for EB research today. And, hey, if Bobby Axelrod cannot do this, who can, huh? 🙂
And being a boy all over again for a few minutes does not hurt at all. How fun!
You can see more pictures of Damian working the phones at GFI on our updated gallery.
If you want to donate to Sohana Research Fund, but did not get a call from Damian today, you can always securely donate at the fund’s Just Giving page 🙂 There is no small gift and every dollar counts! Since the Collins family covers the cost of events, fund-raising as well as the administration services for Sohana Research Fund, 100% of donations individuals make directly go into research projects.
And please please please SPREAD THE WORD! Check out Sohana Research Fund Website for more information. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook. Please SHARE the information. Please HELP so we can beat Epidermolysis Bullosa, a disease “Hard to say, Hell to Live with!” together.
All Sohana wants, like all other EB kids out there, is a cure for EB. Please watch this video, share it with others and BELIEVE we can help find a cure for EB together! Let’s “give her the strength to fly.” Thank you <3