Rick Porcello as the beneficiary for the recent 14th Annual BTIG Commissions for Charity Day. Charity Day is coordinated by BTIG, LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research and related brokerage.
Each year, BTIG invites guest “celebrity traders” to raise funds for charities of their choice. Rick was one of 80 all-star athletes, models, film and television actors, journalists and other cultural icons who raised money for important causes this past May. The annual tradition takes place in 14 global locations and BTIG donates the proceeds to nonprofits around the world, many of which support children.
Through the combined efforts of Rick, BTIG clients and BTIG employees, $15,000 – IN ONE DAY – was raised for Team Joseph.
Rick’s continued dedication to supporting our cause is incredible and heartwarming. True to his word, no matter what team he pitches for or where his travels take him, he is there for Team Joseph, our families and our boys. There is real hope we can help this generation of children battling Duchenne because of the unwavering support of such an amazing person as Rick, companies like BTIG that give back and, of course, our family of Team Joseph supporters.
We know it is not a matter of IF a cure is found: it’s a matter of WHEN, and we believe a cure is within reach.
These funds will help us continue to support exciting research happening across the world and scientific advances that will defeat Duchenne. We will press on to fund work bringing us ever closer to a life-changing treatment for Joseph and other children with Duchenne.