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The Montel Williams MS Foundation to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell



What: Montel Williams will preside over the closing bell to kick off the First Annual Montel Williams MS Foundation Bike-a-thon taking place this weekend. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Thursday September 28th, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. EDT Contacts: Dan Cotoia NASDAQ MarketSite: Stephanie Lowenthal; 646.441.5220

Feed Information:

The closing bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA-6 C-band/transponder 17. The downlink frequency is 4040 Vertical; Audio 6.2-6.8 The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lowenthal at (646) 441-5220.


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About The Montel Williams MS Foundation:

The Montel Williams MS Foundation was established to further the scientific study of MS in October 2000. The goals of The Montel Williams MS Foundation are to provide financial assistance to select organizations and institutions conducting the most current research, to increase allocations for research from the federal government, to raise national awareness about MS, and to educate the public.

Since its inception, the Foundation has raised more than $1 million for research. Montel Williams has personally raised more than $1.1 million in the fight against MS, and lent his time and talents to numerous initiatives to combat the disease.

Currently, 100% of the public's donations go directly to funding research to find a cure for MS. We are committed to keeping administrative costs as low as possible to remain true to this mission. At this time, the research centers the Foundation makes grants to are: The Brigham and Women's Hospital at Massachusetts General Hospital, a comprehensive care and research center; The Nancy Davis Center Without Walls, a collaboration of leading scientists at top hospitals and universities; The Karolinska Nobel Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, a trail blazer conducting ground-breaking research; and the Department of Neurology at the University of California at San Francisco; the Neurology Department at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins; and the Center for NeuroScience and Regeneration Research at Yale University. Additionally, a Montel Williams MS Foundation Fellow worked on multiple sclerosis clinical trials at the University of California at Irvine from 2003 to 2004.

To donate to the Foundation, please make checks payable to The Montel Williams MS Foundation, 331 West 57 Street, PMB No. 420, New York, NY 10019, or call (212) 830-0348 to make credit card donations.

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