ORLANDO, Fla., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Trading for a Cure. www.tradingforacure.org. Today StockCross Financial Services,Inc. www.stockcross.com, a full-service provider of brokerage and financial services, is a partner in a one day event when all revenue and trading profits are donated to the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute's Pediatric Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant
The event is held today in honor of the late Gerry Mastrianni's birthday. Trading for a Cure was created by two-time cancer survivor and former StockCross Global's Managing Director of Trading, Gerry Mastrianni, who in 1999 was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease and received a life-saving Bone Marrow Transplant at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute (FHCI).
"The care I received at Florida Hospital saved my life, and this is my way of giving back," Mastrianni once said. "I've been so inspired by the fact that my fellow traders have been willing to donate a day's worth of profits to this worthy cause. My goal is to continue to spread the word about Trading for a Cure so that it can gain more support and in turn increase the support it gives to the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute."
On November 10th 2008 Gerry Mastrianni passed away and his fight with Cancer came to an end. Together StockCross Financial and Florida Hospital help Gerry's spirit and fight live on through Trading for a Cure. Since its inception, the event has raised more than half a million dollars and, among other benefits, has helped FHCI to purchase valuable blood evaluation machines that allow doctors to view results in 11 minutes, as opposed to the hour they used to have to wait.
StockCross Principal David Gebbia added, "The life that Gerry exuded and his deep passion for helping others is why StockCross is embracing his life and Florida Hospital. Gerry was a very dear friend and his charitable nature has inspired us, and we are looking forward to helping the children at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute and hope to expand the program and raise more money than ever before."
About Trading for a Cure
Founded in 2003, Trading for a Cure is an annual event to raise funds for the Pediatric Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Units at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute. Each year, one day is set aside when trading profits are donated by StockCross to the hospital. The event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in the fight against cancer. To participate or for more information contact StockCross Global's Trading Desk at 800-537-7879 or visit www.tradingforacure.org
About StockCross Financial Services
StockCross is a multi-faceted online brokerage firm providing comprehensive financial services at value-priced commissions. StockCross consistently delivers on its full scope of offerings including fixed-income products and ESOS/ESOP programs in 45 countries through advanced online trading capabilities, a domestic and international trading infrastructure, an internal clearinghouse and specializes in fixed income securities and client portfolio planning. StockCross is headquartered in Beverly Hills with offices in Seal Beach, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Orlando, New Jersey and Omaha. StockCross is a SIPC member and has been a member of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) since 1982. For more information visit www.stockcross.com
About Florida Hospital Cancer Institute
Florida Hospital Cancer Institute (FHCI) provides a comprehensive continuum of services ranging from disease prediction and prevention to state-of-the-art detection, treatment and research - encompassed by educational, psychological, and spiritual support. FHCI treats more than 3,800 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year – more than any other program in Florida – and has the largest clinical trials program in Central Florida. FHCI is part of Florida Hospital, a 1,913-bed acute-care medical facility operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It serves as a community hospital for Greater Orlando and as a major tertiary referral hospital for Central Florida and much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and Latin America. Adventist Health System operates 37 hospitals in ten states making it the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare system in the United States. Please visit http://www.floridahospitalcancer.com for more information.
SOURCE StockCross Financial Services, Inc.
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