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MLB Joins MDA and Other Leading ALS Groups to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell




Major League Baseball (MLB) along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and several other top ALS groups, including the ALS Association, ALS TDI (ALS Therapy Development Institute) and Project A.L.S. will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square on Thursday, July 3 to officially launch the effort by Major League Baseball and its 30 Clubs to raise awareness and research funds for ALS. Commemorative activities are taking place at MLB ballparks on Friday, July 4th in honor of the 75th anniversary of Baseball Hall of Famer and former Yankees Captain Lou Gehrig's iconic "Luckiest Man" speech, which would mark the end of his illustrious career. MLB has donated $300,000 to the four leading ALS organizations, and will be encouraging fans to donate via messages in ballparks, online at and on MLB Network.

Tom Brasuell, MLB VP of Community Affairs, will ring the Closing Bell on behalf of all the organizations that have come together in the fight against ALS, the deadly disease that is better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.


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


Thursday, July 3, 2014 – 12:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET      

MDA Contact:

Kaylan Scagliola Moitoso

(212) 500-1865

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Christine Barna

(646) 441-5310

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About MDA:

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world's leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to saving and improving the lives of anyone with muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research to find treatments and cures; 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. Visit and follow us at and @MDAnews.

About NASDAQ OMX Group

NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX 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 OMX is home to more than 3,400 listed companies with a market value of over $8.5 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit


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