press center press release to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell



What:, a non-profit financial assistance program providing grants towards adoption expenses, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of National Adoption Month and's 5th Anniversary in November, Becky Fawcett, Co-Founder and Executive Director will ring the Closing Bell.


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


Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET


Becky Fawcett

(917) 684-5484

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Feed Information:

Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West

18 mhz Lower

DL 3811 Vertical

FEC 3/4

SR 13.235

DR 18.295411

MOD 4:2:0


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Founded in 2007 by Becky and Kipp Fawcett after their own infertility struggle and adoption process, is a national, non-profit 501 (c)3 financial grant program that helps couples/individuals (regardless of race, religion, gender, marital status or sexual orientation) with their adoption expenses by awarding financial grants from $500 - $15,000. will pay the grant recipients' service providers directly and will cover domestic, international, foster child and special needs adoptions. For more information or to donate to, please visit www.HELPUSADOPT.ORG or contact Becky Fawcett, Executive Director, at 917.684.5484 or

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