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The Parkinson Council to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell to Kick Off National Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month


ADVISORY, March 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --


As part of National Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month, taking place throughout the month of April, The Parkinson Council, a Philadelphia-based organization committed to supporting people with Parkinson's disease, their families, and caregivers will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

Throughout the month of April, organizations and individuals across the country will work together to raise awareness of Parkinson's disease – which affects 1.6 million people in the U.S., with more than 50,000 new patients diagnosed each year.

In honor of the occasion and to kick off National Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month, Ronald S Robbins, Board Member of The Parkinson Council will ring the Opening Bell.


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


Monday, April 1, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact for The Parkinson Council:

Carrie Hartman

Grimm & Grove Communications


NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Feed Information:

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About The Parkinson Council:

The Parkinson Council provides financial support to Philadelphia-based non-profits and institutions dedicated to improving the quality of life for Parkinson's disease patients, their families and caregivers. For more information, visit

About NASDAQ OMX Group:

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 26 markets including 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-55 microsecond average speeds with 99.99% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,300 listed companies worth $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit Follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter ( (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)


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