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Answer the Call to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell in Remembrance of 9/11


ADVISORY, Sept. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --


The New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund (known as Answer the Call) is dedicated to providing financial assistance and a network of support to the families of NYC First Responders (NYPD Officers, PAPD Officers, FDNY Firefighters, and FDNY EMS Workers) killed in the line of duty. The fund provides $25,000 immediately after a line of duty death and then continues to provide the widow or widower with an annual stipend for the rest of his or her life. Over the course of a widow or widower's life Answer the Call will provide them with over $250,000. This year alone the organization will distribute over $4 million and will help approximately 600 families. In addition to financial support, they host events for beneficiary families throughout the year to give them an opportunity to come together to cope and connect.

The New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. In honor of the occasion, Philip V. Moyles, Jr., Board President of Answer the Call, will ring the Opening Bell.

Nasdaq will observe a one-minute moment of silence at 9:20 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) to honor the victims, their families and survivors of September 11th. The Nasdaq Tower in Times Square will also be displaying a message of remembrance of those lost in the attacks.


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


Monday, September 11, 2017 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Answer the Call Media Contact:

Kristie Deptula

(212) 868-1900 x257

Nasdaq MarketSite Media Contact:

Stephanie Lowenthal

(646) 441-5073

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About Answer the Call

Answer the Call is the only nonprofit organization that provides both immediate and ongoing financial assistance to the families of New York City Firefighters, Police Officers, Port Authority Police Officers, and EMTs killed in the line of duty. On average, Answer the Call provides each widow or widower with more than $250,000 over the course of his or her life. In addition, each year they host events and programs for the families of our fallen heroes. This year alone, Answer the Call will distribute over $4 million directly to the widows, widowers, and children of our fallen first responders and will help a total of approximately 600 families. To make a donation to support the families of our fallen heroes, please visit

About Nasdaq

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. 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 90 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 3,900 total listings with a market value of approximately $12 trillion. To learn more, visit:


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