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St. Baldrick’s Foundation to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Aug. 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:
As part of the official kickoff for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Bill Hogan, board member of St. Baldrick’s and president of WebHouse, Inc., will ring the Opening Bell. He will also be joined by St. Baldrick’s co-founder, Tim Kenny, along with other board members, colleagues and supporters, St. Baldrick’s researchers, as well as children and families directly affected by childhood cancer.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered organization dedicated to funding the most promising childhood cancer research wherever it takes place. Worldwide, every 3 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer and in the U.S., one in five will not survive. Each year, thousands of volunteers and donors in communities across the country support St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events and “Do What You Want” fundraisers in an effort to raise funds and awareness to change these devastating statistics. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded 890 grants in 25 countries totaling more than $176 million.

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

When:
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

St. Baldrick’s Foundation Media Contact:
Traci Shirk
(626) 792-8247 ext. 250
traci@stbaldricks.org

Nasdaq MarketSite:
Angela Tu
(646) 225-0316
Angela.Tu@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 St. Baldrick’s Foundation
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $176 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.

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