NEW YORK, May 22, 2009 — BTIG LLC, an institutional broker dealer specializing in trading and related brokerage services, today announced that it will donate more than $3 million raised during its 7th Commissions for Charity Day to a host of children's charities, including The Michael J. Fox Foundation, The Eli Manning Pediatrics Fund, A Little Hope, Autism Speaks and Jacobs Cure.
This weekend, Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores nationwide will kick off a nine-week in-store fundraising campaign to benefit Autism Speaks, the nation's leading organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. For the first time in the three-year partnership with Autism Speaks, the company's more than 260 Babies"R"Us stores also will participate in the program. From Sunday, March 1 through Friday, May 1, donations will be collected in more than 800 "R"Us stores across the country and online at www.Toysrus.com/AutismSpeaks to coincide with Autism Awareness Month in April.