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American Heart Association's Go Red For Women(R) Movement To Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

In celebration of the 10 th National Wear Red Day and the start of American Heart Month the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women ® movement will ring the NASDAQ Opening Bell on Friday, February 1st.

Star Jones, the American Heart Association's national volunteer, and New York City American Heart Association Board President, Dr. Mary Ann McLaughlin, will ring the Opening Bell to raise awareness for the No. 1 killer of women – heart disease.

Heart Disease Statistics
  • Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.
  • An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease.
  • Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
  • Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease and the gap between men and women's survival continues to widen.
  • While one in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, heart disease causes one in three deaths each year.

Where:

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

When:

Friday, February 1, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:

Brooks Lancaster (646) 512-4196 brooks.lancaster@heart.org

Katie Brooks (262) 617-3337 katie.brooks@heart.org

NASDAQ MarketSite:

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

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 American Heart Association:

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America's No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on our national Facebook ( www.facebook.com/americanheart ) and Twitter ( www.twitter.com/american_heart ) as well as on New York City Facebook ( www.facebook.com/nycheart ) and Twitter ( www.twitter.com/foundersheart )

About Go Red For Women ®

Go Red For Women ® is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart disease in women. We are committed to the fight, for as long as it takes. The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women's heart health. The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement was created by women, for women. Because our health is non-negotiable, because we have the power to save our lives, and because the best force for women is women. The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement is nationally sponsored by Macy's and Merck & Co., Inc, with additional support from our cause supporters. For more information please visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278). Follow us on Facebook ( www.facebook.com/goredforwomen ) and Twitter ( www.Twitter.com/GoRedForWomen )  

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 23 markets, 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-40 microsecond 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 3,400 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 ( www.facebook.com/NASDAQ ) and Twitter ( www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx ). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

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