New York, NY – September 12, 2018 – American actress and former model, Gretchen Mol, will be attending the Cantor Fitzgerald Annual Charity Day event as the celebrity ambassador for Evolve, a charity promoting responsible personal choices about gun safety behaviors.
Cantor Fitzgerald Annual Charity Day is a global event commemorating those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Cantor Fitzgerald and affiliate, BGC Partners, distribute 100% of global revenue to The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and dozens of charities around the world on Charity Day. This year, the event will take place on Tuesday, September 11th, continuing the tradition of perpetuating a positive legacy by helping others. The event hosts many distinguished celebrity “ambassadors,” including actors and actresses, politicians and athletes, who conduct trade phone calls with clients to raise money for the participating charities on 9/11.
For the second year, Gretchen Mol will be attending the event as the celebrity ambassador representing Evolve. Evolve is most known as the little-gun-safety-non-profit-that-could charity, promoting personal responsibility and gun safety with breakthrough digital marketing and media campaigns. Evolve does not promote a political agenda; the emphasis being on gun safety behaviors through individuals located in gun-centric states, gun ranges, gun owners and industry relationships. Evolve’s work for the last two years has focused on Safety Saturday’s ‘Clear It. Check It. Lock It.’ http://www.evolveusa.com, working with gun-enthusiast states such as Texas and Indiana providing marketing tools to engage more consumers and owners in gun safety.
Mol is a film, television and stage actress, most notably known for her roles in the films Rounders, Celebrity, 3:10 to Yuma, Boardwalk Empire, The Thirteenth Floor, Manchester by the Sea, and her lead role in The Notorious Bettie Page. Mol will visit with staff and traders, and conduct a trade phone call in order to raise money for Evolve, The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and the many other charities participating in the event.
“Evolve uses humor and creativity to communicate something that is sometimes hard to talk about,” says Mol. “I’m just happy to be participating in the Cantor Relief Charity Day and supporting Evolve’s mission. As a mom and a New Yorker, helping others and promoting safety is near-and-dear to my heart.”
This is Evolve’s forth year participating in Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day. “It’s a no-brainer in countless ways to carry-forward a legacy of doing good on this particular day,” said Evolve founder Rebecca Bond. “The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund created an overwhelming benchmark for finding a silver lining in the context of overwhelming tragedy. Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day recognizes the value in doing ‘impossible’ things and has made it not impossible for Evolve to innovate new approaches in the hardest of places. Innovating for change always means going for the moonshot. That means a little audacious, creative and working with all sides. Keeping at this in new ways is the only way to get to new solutions.”
Evolve is releasing Two PSAs featuring a Texas family whose momentary lapse in firearms safety resulted in their three-year-old shooting himself –
“Mom’s Rules and Gun Safety”:
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/embed/8cB0jufVnb4
“Truman and Gun Safety”:
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/embed/Hjpva6uABkw
In the context of tragedy, Tim and Tiffany Scott found a mission to make Truman’s legacy one of prevention of another child’s unnecessary death. Filmed from their farm in Texas, The Scott family shows life through the lens of a Texas family in rural America, talking candidly about their loss and changing everyday conversations around gun safety. “There is no such thing as completely responsible when it comes to gun safety, and I’m not afraid to call out irresponsible when I see it,” says Tiffany Scott. Tim, a retired police officer, says if he can ‘shout gun safety messages from the rooftops,’ then something positive will come as a result of the death of his son.
Founded by advertising experts after the Sandy Hook shooting, Evolve aims to have more positive conversations around personal responsibility and gun safety, using the power of creativity and mass media to reach millions across America – similar to ‘friends-don’t-let-friends-drive-drunk.’ The nonprofit 501c3 organization, founded by Jon and Rebecca Bond in 2013, is made up of creative executives, gun owners, non-gun owners, gun industry leaders, moms and dads, professionals, military. Evolve has made 3 viral PSA campaigns with some of the most creative talent in the world. Evolve has been featured press for work and strategy with just some being: The New York Times, Fox News, VOX, Forbes, USA Today, Fast Company, NRA News, The Truth About Guns, Cosmopolitan, Dana Loesch, Huffington Post, Upworthy, The David Webb Show, Ammoland, MTV News, CNN. The messages have been viewed and shared by tens of millions of people in 13 countries. Recognized by media worldwide and often called the ‘millennial brand’ in its category, Evolve is the beneficiary of multiple awards and the Jay Chiat Strategy Award for making ‘gun responsibility the social norm.’
For more information, visit http://www.evolveusa.com.
About Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund
Founded in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund has raised and distributed approximately $180 million to over 800 families and 932 children of the victims of the tragedy. Since 9/11, The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund expanded its scope to not only include victims of terrorism, but to also assist victims of natural disasters and emergencies, including victims of Superstorm Sandy, the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami of 2004 and the Haiti earthquake. The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund also works to assist wounded members of the U.S. military and a wide variety of other charitable organizations. Since its inception, The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund has distributed over $304 million
The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund is unique in that it often provides assistance directly to the people affected by these tragedies without intermediary or secondary organizational involvement. The Cantor Fitzgerald Chairman and CEO Howard Lutnick and the partners of The Cantor Fitzgerald underwrite all the expenses of the Fund so that 100% of every dollar raised goes directly to those in need.
For more information, visit www.cantorrelief.org.
About Gretchen Mol
A talented actress on stage and screen, Gretchen Molwill next star in the upcoming George R.R. Martin space drama, “Nightflyers.” The drama follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of the solar system aboard The Nightflyer – a ship with a small, tight-knit crew and a reclusive captain – in hopes of making contact with alien life. The series will premiere on SyFy in the fall of 2018.
Recently, Mol appeared in the Paramount Network original series “Yellowstone,” opposite Kevin Costner. “Yellowstone” became the second most-watched television series on ad-supported cable, which excludes services and premium cable channels.
Earlier this year, Mol appeared in the American crime drama, “Seven Seconds,” as Sam Hennessy. The 10-episode first season debuted on Netflix on February 23, 2018.
In 2017, Mol starred in “A Family Man,” alongside Gerard Butler, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina and Alison Brie. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival on September 13, 2016 and was later released in theaters on July 28, 2017.
In 2016, Mol starred in the Hulu original television series, “Chance.” During the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Mol was seen in Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated “Manchester by the Sea,” alongside Kara Hayward, Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler. In 2015, Mol appeared as a guest star in the second season of the Golden Globe Award winning Amazon Studios original series, “Mozart in the Jungle.”
That same year, Mol completed a Broadway run in Ayad Akhtar’s “Disgraced” at the Lyceum Theater. Additionally, Mol appeared in Sundance Film Festival “True Story,” alongside James Franco and Jonah Hill.
In 2014, Mol completed production in HBO’s Martin Scorsese-produced series, “Boardwalk Empire,” opposite Steve Buscemi. The fifth and final season concluded on October 26, 2014. Gretchen and her cast mates received the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Drama Series” in 2011 and 2012.
Mol made her film debut in Spike Lee’s “Girl 6” as Girl 12. Her film credits include: “”Laggies,” “3:10 to Yuma,” a role for which she received a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast,“The Notorious Bettie Page,” “Rounders,”“The Shape of Things,” “Music From Another Room,” Abel Ferrara’s “The Funeral” “The Last Time I Committed Suicide,” “The Thirteenth Floor,” “Celebrity,” “Forever Mine,” “The Ten,” “Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot,” “Puccini for Beginners,” “Just Looking” and “An American Affair.” Mol’s telefilm credits include Lifetime’s Emmy-nominated “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter,” based on the best selling novel of the same title, “Picnic,” “The Magnificent Ambersons,” “Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn,” “The Valley of Light” and “Dead Man’s Walk.” Her television series credits include an appearance in the debut episode of the ABC hit, Spin City, and later a starring role in the David E. Kelley ABC series Life on Mars. Additionally, she starred on Broadway as Roxie Hart in “Chicago” and off-Broadway in the theatrical version of “The Shape of Things.”
Mol currently resides with her family in New York.