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NYSE rings bell for pediatric cancer awareness

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On Wednesday, the world famous New York Stock Exchange closing bell rang in honor of pediatric cancer awareness.

The Loccisano family says their beloved Frankie heard the bell all the way up in heaven. Frankie's grandmother says she is convinced of it.

Camille Loccisano, Frankie's mother, is the executive director of Frankie's Mission, a nonprofit pediatric cancer foundation named in her son's honor. She says Frankie survived his first cancer, but died from a secondary leukemia caused by the chemotherapy used to treat him. Loccisano says more money is needed to save more young lives.

From One World Trade to Times Square, the New York Stock Exchange is the Latest New York City landmark to step up to raise awareness for pediatric cancer, even turning its normally blue-hued lighting gold for this special occasion.

Going gold to raise awareness is something the Empire State Building has repeatedly refused despite numerous pleas from young cancer patients parents, upsetting many New Yorkers. Among them is Tim Cochrane, who has worked at the New York Stock Exchange for more than 30 years. He arranged for the Loccisanos to ring the bell this special day.

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