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London’s futures and foreign exchange communities walk to work on May 18th Standard

Futures for Kids

From Futures For Kids: London’s futures and options industry joins forces with the foreign exchange community to slog 35 miles plus on 4 routes to the City for 4 children’s charities Despite the bad weather, country lanes, public footpaths and bridleways around the Home Counties and beyond have seen a marked increase in use by an intrepid bunch of futures and options and foreign exchange industry executives in recent weeks. The reason? The Futures for Kids ‘Walk to Work’ and the sudden awareness that a good pair of walking shoes and a few plasters to ease the pain of those…

10th Annual Chicago Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit Standard

From Hedge Funds Care: Join us in celebrating our 10th Annual Hedge Funds Care Midwest Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit! Wednesday, May 23, 2011 Venue One 1044 West Randolph Chicago, IL 60607   Raffle: Win a New 2012 Fisker Karma Electric Car(Provided by Fields Fisker of North Shore) MSRP: $107, 850 All profits will be donated to Preventing and Treating Child Abuse. Visit the event website for more information.

Update: London Marathon Completed Standard

From Aaron Gill of ICE: I am pleased to say I successfully completed the London marathon. I didn’t make my target time of 4 hours, but still finished in a somewhat respectable 4.27 hours. I am most proud of the fact that despite hitting a very tough wall at mile 18, I didn’t stop and walk, but ran the whole thing. It was an incredible experience; a mix of extreme emotions, of highs and lows, but the one constant was the phenomenal support from the crowd. There wasn’t a moment in the race where the crowds weren’t there in strength,…

St. Joseph High School 2012 Chlada Challenge Standard

Update from April 30, 2012. From Tom Chlada of ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago: Please help me raise money for the improvement of the St. Joseph High School Sports Facilities. (All contributions are tax deductible) My personal goal is to raise $40,000 and that would be done with pledges (by the pound) for weight lost during the baseball season while I am working on the fields in my spare time.  I hope to lose between 25 and 40 pounds in approximately 6 weeks!  You can make a single donation or pledge by the pound and force me to get back in shape.  The time frame for…

Futures for Kids Walk to Work 2012 Standard

From Futures for Kids: Bored of the commute? Want a more scenic route into work? Join London’s futures and options and foreign exchange communities on four routes from the Home Counties to the City of London in aid of four fantastic children’s charities. Our inaugural single route event raised £48k – help us reach our target of £200k in 2012. A group of commuters and Futures for Kids supporters will Walk to Work to raise funds for the FFK charities on Friday, 18th May 2012. There are four starting points in Billericay, Tring, Tunbridge Wells and Guildford. The routes have a c.20 mile and c.10 mile start –…

Simon Rostron Wears a Kilt for Futures for Kids Standard

Futures for Kids

From Simon Rostron: On 27th June, I am to wear a kilt (with sporran) at the Futures for Kids gala dinner, London. This will be the first time my knees have been aired at a black tie event and I would like your support to ensure it won’t ever happen again! FFK arose from the futures industry. It supports three UK and international children’s charities. These children need your help. Take a look at FuturesForKids.org.uk and please make a contribution via http://www.justgiving.com/simon-rostron-27june Thank you, Simon Simon RostronROSTRON PARRY, LONDONsimon@rostronparry.com

JLN’s Nicole Rohr Walks for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Standard

CCFA's Take Steps

Please help me reach my goal! For those of you in Chicago, you better walk with me. I mean, please walk with me? On June 9, I will be walking to support Crohn’s & Colitis research. Take Steps is CCFA’s national evening walk and celebration and the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. It is a casual 2- to 3-mile stroll to raise money for crucial research, bringing us closer to a future free from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Over 1.4 million American adults and children are affected by these digestive diseases. While many suffer…

San Francisco 49ers Team Up With Hedge Fund Industry to Prevent Child Abuse Standard

Hedge Funds Care

NFL Team’s Coaches, Players and Cheerleaders to Attend 11th Annual Hedge Funds Care San Francisco “Open Your Heart to the Children” Benefit NEW YORK – April 4, 2012 – The San Francisco 49ers’ players, coaches, alumni, cheerleaders and team co-chairman John York will make a special appearance at the 11th Annual San Francisco “Open Your Heart to the Children” Benefit organized by Hedge Funds Care and the San Francisco 49ers Foundation. The theme of the event is “A Time for Heroes” in recognition of the outstanding football team and its foundation’s efforts to support child abuse prevention and treatment programs…

NYSE Euronext’s Nancy Kaplan Walks for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Standard

From Nancy Kaplan: Dear Friends and Colleagues, As many of you are aware, over the past 10+ years, I have participated in a couple of very special, annual charity events. This year I will participate in my 5th Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk to benefit Susan G Komen for the Cure, a 60-mile walk over the course of three days. Net proceeds from this event are invested in breast cancer research, treatment, education, prevention and community programs. Most of us have been touched by this disease – ourselves, a close friend, a relative. I participate in this event in memory…