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Wounded Warrior Project to Participate in BGC Partners Annual Charity Day
Date:9/2/2009

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of BGC's fifth annual Charity Day taking place Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and a select group of other charitable organizations will receive a portion of revenues generated from global trades made on that day.

BGC Partners, Inc., one of the world's leading inter-dealer brokers, was created while Cantor Fitzgerald rebuilt following the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11. Cantor Fitzgerald was the worst hit company on 9/11, losing 658 of its employees.

Charity Day was originally conceived as a way to raise money for the families of the ones who were lost, but evolved to donating funds to charities around the world on the anniversary of 9/11.

Celebrity "brokers" help raise money by conducting real trades alongside licensed brokers. More than 40 celebrity guests helped raise over $8 million last year. Celebrity guests include Sopranos actors Tony Sirico, Vince Curatola and Vinny Pastore, all strong supporters of Wounded Warrior Project and the nation's severely wounded veterans.

"Many of this generation of veterans chose to join the military shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 because they wanted to defend the freedoms we hold dear as Americans," said Wounded Warrior Project Executive Director Steven Nardizzi. "We are grateful to BGC and its clients for continuing to recognize our warriors' sacrifices for our country."

The event will take place in Manhattan at One Seaport Plaza, 199 Water Street, 19th Floor. Guests will work the trading floor from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. ET.

Mark Webster, executive managing director and general manager for the Americas at BGC, said: "The Wounded Warrior Project has once again been selected as one of the charities to be honored on BGC's Charity Day in acknowledgment of the continued, indispensable work that they do in order to support our wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Through their services, which include offering rehabilitation and support to such valuable members of our society, WWP is enhancing the lives of those who have made such vital sacrifices on our behalf."

About Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP serves to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. For more information, please call (904) 296-7350 or visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

About BGC Partners

BGC Partners is a leading global intermediary to the wholesale financial markets, specializing in the brokering of a broad range of financial instruments. BGC's proprietary technology operates multiple real-time electronic marketplaces for the world's capital markets. Its customers include many of the world's largest banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments and investment firms. Named after financial markets innovator B. Gerald Cantor, BGC has 18 offices worldwide For more information, visit http://www.bgcpartners.com.


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