St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® And Kmart To Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

ADVISORY, Nov. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square along with Kmart, a mass merchandising company and subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:SHLD). The visit will highlight Kmart's efforts to meet an incredible goal this holiday season - raising $100 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during the annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign. This is the first time a corporate partner has ever raised this amount of money in the history of St. Jude.

In honor of the occasion, Steele Ford,  Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Kelly Cook, Chief Marketing Officer, Kmart, along with St. Jude patients and their families will ring the Closing Bell. 

Where:Nasdaq MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43 rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio

When:Monday, November 28, 2016 - 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET           

St. Jude Media Contact:Emily Lowe Mailaender(212) 843-8011 elowe@rubenstein.com

Kmart Media Contact:Andrea Abate(312) 396-9713 andrea.abate@zenogroup.com 

Nasdaq MarketSite:Emily Pan(646) 441-5120 emily.pan@nasdaq.com

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About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital:St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world's best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food - because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.

About Kmart: Kmart is making shopping fun again. The retailer, a subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD), is bringing back the iconic Bluelight Specials, hosting Freebie Saturdays and in-store family events for its  Shop Your Way members and customers. Kmart offers customers thrilling deals and amazing finds on quality products and exclusive brands including Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense. For more information, visit  www.kmart.com,  www.searsholdings.com and  www.facebook.com/kmart.

About Sears Holdings Corporation  Sears Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer focused on seamlessly connecting the digital and physical shopping experiences to serve our members - wherever, whenever and however they want to shop. Sears Holdings is home to Shop Your Way ®, a social shopping platform offering members rewards for shopping at Sears and Kmart, as well as with other retail partners across categories important to them. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation, with full-line and specialty retail stores across the United States. For more information, visit  www.searsholdings.com.

About NasdaqNasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,700 listed companies with a market value of $10.0 trillion and approximately 18,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com

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