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Smile Train to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, Oct. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Smile Train, the world's largest cleft lip and palate charity, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of World Smile Day.

In honor of the occasion, Priscilla Ma, Executive Director will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Friday, October 5th, 2012 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:

Lina Plath
(646) 861-0843
Lina@frankpublicity.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp
(212) 401-8916
Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ OpeningBell will be available at:
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 Smile Train:

Our mission is to provide a child born with a cleft the same opportunities in life as a child born without a cleft. We provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive care to hundreds of thousands of poor children in developing countries and train doctors and medical professionals in over 80 countries.

Unlike many charities that do many different things, Smile Train's mission is focused on solving a single problem: cleft lip and palate.

Clefts are a major problem in developing countries where more than a million children are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly. Aren't allowed to attend school or hold a job. And face very difficult lives filled with shame and isolation, pain and heartache. Their clefts usually go untreated because they are poor - too poor to pay for a simple surgery that has been around for decades.

We want our mission to be yours.

About World Smile Day:

World Smile Day was created by Harvey Ball who believed that everyone should devote one day each year to smiles and acts of compassion throughout the world.

Ball, who created the smiley face logo in 1963, created World Smile Day to revitalize the original meaning of his logo: a symbol of generosity.

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