On the 10th Anniversary of the World Trade Center Attacks, a Powerful New Book by Edie Lutnick, Sister of Cantor Fitzgerald’s CEO and Director of Cantor’s Relief Fund, Reveals a Decade of Struggles Fighting for Justice for the Victims of 9/11By Emergence Press, PRNE
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
NEW YORK, September 8, 2011 -
In An Unbroken Bond: The Untold Story of How the 658 Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund Families Faced The Tragedy of 9/11 And Beyond, Lutnick overcomes her own heartbreak amidst the shocking aftermath of September 11th and discovers a new purpose. After the devastating loss of their brother Gary, who died along with 657 others at the firm, Howard Lutnick asked Edie to take on running The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund. She was leaving behind a law career but she said yes. She had no idea what she and other victims’ families would face:
*The massive number of people affected by the tragedy from wives, ex wives, parents, siblings and fiances to 805 children who lost a parent that day.
*Battles with the United Way, Red Cross and Families of Freedom who did not disperse funds as expected.
*Unfathomable political hurdles, including Bloomberg’s dismissal of the families’ requests for a memorial that honored their loved ones in the way they would have wanted.
*The tremendous strength that would arise from this senseless tragedy.
Clarence B. Jones, former counsel to Martin Luther King Jr., said, “If you read nothing else about 9/11 on its 10th anniversary, you must read this book. Poignantly and painstakingly, Edie lets the reader sit like a 24/7 video camera on her shoulder as she narrates a first-person account, beginning with being awakened by a phone call on September 11, 2001 that would change her life, and continuing through this anniversary.”
In this unique memoir, the advocate for the Cantor families finally speaks out about what they have endured for the past ten years.
Edie Lutnick, a seasoned spokesperson, is available for interviews about the book on release (September 5th) and for the anniversary of September 11th. An Unbroken Bond, published by Emergence Press, is available on Amazon.com, www.cantorrelief.org and www.anunbrokenbond.com.
If you’d like a digital review copy and/or more information on An Unbroken Bond or are interested in scheduling an interview with Ms. Lutnick, please contact: PR Rep: Lana Raymin, lraymin at cantor.com, +1-212-610-2314, www.cantorrelief.org