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BTIG Charity Day 2015

BTIG Commisssions for Charity Day

This year, Blythedale Children’s Hospital received a donation of $70,000 from the global trading firm BTIG’s 13th Annual Commissions for Charity Day. The funds will support the Hospital’s Therapeutic Recreation Department, which provides hundreds of hours of entertainment and learning to inpatients on week nights and weekends.

Charity Day is a special star-studded event in which the firm contributes one day’s net commission profits to charities, many of which are focused on improving the lives of children. This year’s event took place on April 28th at BTIG’s offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and London. Celebrity "guest traders” including Eli Manning, Joe Girardi, Brooke Shields and Joe Namath took calls alongside BTIG employees to raise a record amount of money for more than 200 charities worldwide.

Blythedale is very grateful to the firms that chose to direct their sales commissions to the Hospital. And special thanks to Blythedale Trustee Farrel Starker and her husband, Steven, co-founder of BTIG, for including Blythedale in Charity Day for the fourth year in a row.

"All of us at Blythedale are incredibly grateful to BTIG, and Steve and Farrel, to have the opportunity to participate in this exciting and unique event," said Blythedale President & CEO Larry Levine. "We are truly honored to again be named as one of the beneficiaries."

On hand enjoying the festivities were former patients Cara MacDonald and Mathew Miller, along with his family. Dozens of celebrities stopped to visit with Blythedale's kids, graciously signing autographs and posing for pictures.

Be sure to check out pictures from this years event:

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