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Baby Quest to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, Aug. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Baby Quest Foundation, a Los Angeles-based 501 c (3) charity dedicated to granting financial assistance to those who cannot afford the high costs of fertility treatments such as egg and sperm donation, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, and surrogacy, most of which are generally not covered by insurance, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Baby Quest Founder, Pamela Hirsch, spokeswoman, America Olivo, actress from Broadway and film, and her husband, actor, Christian Campbell, will ring the Opening Bell. The charity has been endorsed by many celebrities who will be in attendance at the bell ringing including members of the cast of White Collar: Matt Bomer and Wille Garson; Hollywood starlets Elaine Hendrix, Kristina Klebe & Samira Wiley; cast members from several Broadway productions such as Wicked, Chicago, and Spiderman; television personality, Alan Cumming; and television personality, Rosie Pope.

Where:

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

When:

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:

Pamela Hirsch
(323) 206-6088
bqfoundation@gmail.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

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About Baby Quest:

Baby Quest was established in 2011 by Pamela Hirsch and her daughter, Nicole Lawson. After watching Nicole endure several years of treatments for infertility, Pamela realized that, although one in eight women seek some type of assisted reproduction procedure, the treatments are costly and, often out of the reach of so many, making infertility an issue of class.

Baby Quest has primarily been sustained by contributions from individuals. With support from spokeswoman, America Olivo, actress from Broadway and film, and partnerships with Success Meds and Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Baby Quest hopes to enlarge its grant program and increase public awareness of the condition of infertility.

Within less than two years, the group has granted awards to thirteen applicants throughout the United States. A Reno couple delivered the first Baby Quest baby in March 2013. Two more deliveries are expected in November, one in Portland and the other in Little Rock, with many more to come, hopefully.

About NASDAQ OMX Group:

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 26 markets including 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-55 microsecond average speeds with 99.99% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,300 listed companies worth $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

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