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The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, Oct. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Susan G. Komen®, the leading breast cancer organization in the world, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Susan G. Komen works to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world by investing more than $790 million in breast cancer research and $1.5 billion in community outreach programs over the past 30 years; providing funding to help low-income and uninsured women get screened and get treatment; advocating for cancer research and outreach programs; and working globally in more than 30 countries.

In honor of the occasion, Anne Morris, CEO of Susan G. Komen Connecticut® will ring the Opening Bell.

Susan G. Komen Connecticut is the leading non-profit organization funding breast cancer education, screening and treatment in Connecticut. With the second highest incidence of breast cancer in the U.S, the work of Susan G. Komen Connecticut is vital in lowering mortality from this disease.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Thursday, October 3, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:
Anne Morris
(860) 878-7488
anne@komenct.org

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

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About The Susan G. Komen:

Susan G. Komen died of breast cancer in 1980 at the age of 36. Before she died, her sister promised her that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982 that promise became Susan G. Komen. Today, the organization, is the largest network of breast cancer survivors and advocates in the world. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, Komen has invested almost $2 billion to fulfil their promise, working to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries.

About Susan G. Komen Connecticut:

Susan G. Komen Connecticut is the leading nonprofit breast cancer organization in the state of Connecticut. Susan G. Komen Connecticut's primary focus is the local community – on educating the women and men in Connecticut on the importance of early detections, funding free screening services and providing support to those diagnosed with breast cancer. Susan G. Komen Connecticut serves local communities by providing funding for research and local life-saving programs. Over the past four years the organization has invested approximately $4 million towards local breast cancer health programs. For more information, visit KomenCT.org or call 860-321-7806. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/komenct; Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/komenct.

About NASDAQ OMX Group:

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 26 markets including 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-55 microsecond average speeds with 99.99% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,300 listed companies worth $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.