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The V Foundation for Cancer Research to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Dec. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. The visit will be in celebration of Jimmy V Week, an annual weeklong initiative supported by ESPN to raise funds and awareness for cancer research. Jimmy V Week was December 2-8.

In honor of the occasion, George Bodenheimer, retired President and Executive Chairman of ESPN and a member of The V Foundation’s Board of Directors, will ring the Opening Bell alongside Foundation staff and supporters.

Where:

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

When:

Friday, December 11, 2015 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

The V Foundation for Cancer Research Media Contact:
Sherrie Mazur
(919) 271-8248
smazur@jimmyv.org

Nasdaq MarketSite:
Emily Pan
(646) 441-5120
emily.pan@nasdaq.com

Feed Information:
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
FEC 3/4
SR 13.235
DR 18.295411
MOD 4:2:0
DVBS QPSK

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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 The V Foundation:

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, the Foundation has funded more than $150 million in cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100% of all direct cash donations to cancer research and related programs. Due to generous donors, the Foundation has an endowment that covers administrative expenses. The Foundation awards peer-reviewed grants through a competitive awards process vetted by a Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information on The V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit www.jimmyv.org.

About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, 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 3,600 listed companies with a market value of approximately $8.8 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com.

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Source:NASDAQ, Inc.