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Muscular Dystrophy Association to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, Aug. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Muscular Dystrophy Association, a voluntary national health agency — a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens whose mission is to find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuro-muscular diseases by funding worldwide research, providing comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to celebrate the broadcast of the Annual MDA Labor Day Show of Strength Telethon on September 1st.

In honor of the occasion, Mr. John Tognino, MDA National Board Member will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:
Kaylan Scagliola Moitoso
(212) 500-1865
kscagliola@mdausa.org

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

Feed Information:

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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 Muscular Dystrophy Association:

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world's leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement.

Your local MDA office is available to serve anyone with one of the diseases in the Association's program.

MDA today is one of the world's leading voluntary health agencies fostering research and medical care. Programs available through your local MDA office are funded almost entirely by individual private contributors.

For the first time in the Association's history, ABC network and its affiliated stations nationwide will broadcast the two-hour telethon in prime time beginning at 9 ET/8 CT on Sunday, Sept. 1 this Labor Day weekend.

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