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The American Heart Association to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell in Honor of American Heart Month

ADVISORY, Feb. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

To kick off American Heart Month and to gear up for National Wear Red Day, American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Jill Kalman, MD, Medical Director, Lenox Hill Hospital, North Shore LIJ Health System, will ring the Opening Bell.

Critical Facts About Heart Disease:

  • An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases.
  • 90% of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke.
  • 80% of heart disease and stroke events could be prevented.

The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is asking all women to Go Red by wearing red, living a healthy lifestyle and speaking red by spreading the message that heart disease is their No. 1 killer.

Go Red For Women is nationally sponsored by Macy’s with additional support from Cities Go Red sponsors, North Shore LIJ Health System and New York Health & Racquet Club.

Where:

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

When:

Thursday, February 5, 2015 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

American Heart Association Media Contact:
Meredith Coon
(212) 878-5947
meredith.coon@heart.org

Nasdaq MarketSite:
Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaq.com

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Webcast:

A webcast of the Nasdaq Opening Bell will be available at: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About Go Red For Women

Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women because it’s not just a man’s disease. In fact, more women than men die every year from heart disease and stroke. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women's heart health. The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement is nationally sponsored by Macy's, with additional support from our cause supporters. For more information, please visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278).

About American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,500 listed companies with a market value of over $8.8 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaq.com/ambition or www.nasdaqomx.com.

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.