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Cantor Fitzgerald Hosts Annual Charity Day In Memory Of Employees Lost On 9/11

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Dozens of celebrities participated in the annual 9/11 Charity Day, started by financial firm Cantor Fitzgerald, which lost 658 employees in the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Cantor Fitzgerald was headquartered on floors 101 to 105 of One World Trade Center on 9/11; two-thirds of the company's New York workforce was lost in the terror attacks.

Every year on Sept. 11, the company donates its global revenues from the day and employees donate their day's pay to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and other charities to remember all the lives lost that fateful day 14 years ago.

Cantor Fitzgerald Holds Annual Charity Day

The relief fund was established after 9/11 to provide aid to the families of Cantor employees who died in the attacks. The fund has since expanded to benefit charities around the world.

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A portion of the funds raised will go to Safe at Home, an organization founded by Joe Torre."It's nice to be here to honor the memory of those who lost their lives and of course the families who it'll never go away," Torre told 1010 WINS' Glenn Schuck.

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Actor-director Ed Burns, a native New Yorker, also participated in the event.

"It's such a no-brainer to be here today," Burns said. "Any little thing you can do to raise money for good causes, how do you say no to that?"

The company is hoping to raise $13 million or more Friday.

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