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Somaly Mam Foundation to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

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ADVISORY, Oct. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Somaly Mam Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to ending modern slavery and empowering its survivors as part of the solution, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Somaly Mam, the organization's Founder and President and Jennifer Fonstad, Chairman of the Board will ring the Closing Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Contact:
Brandee Barker
(650) 521-4587
brandeebarker@gmail.com

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

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Webcast:

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About Somaly Mam Foundation:

The Somaly Mam Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to ending modern slavery and empowering its survivors as part of the solution. Human trafficking, a multi-billion dollar industry, is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. With an estimated two million women and children sold into sexual slavery each year, it is a global crisis that must be stopped.

Co-founded by sex slavery survivor Somaly Mam, the Foundation works to eradicate sex slavery, liberate its victims, and empower survivors to create and sustain lives of dignity and as agents of next-generation change. The Foundation supports rescue operations, shelter services, and rehabilitation programs in Southeast Asia, where the trafficking of women and young girls is widespread.

The Somaly Mam Foundation also runs awareness and advocacy campaigns that shed light on the crime of human trafficking, spotlight its brave survivors as living examples of change, and engage the public, business sectors, and governments in the fight to abolish modern slavery.

Our Vision: A world where women and children are safe from slavery.

Our Mission: To give victims and survivors a voice in their lives, liberate victims, end slavery, and empower survivors as they create and sustain lives of dignity.

The Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in the USA and is incorporated in Canada. More information can be found at www.somaly.org.

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