ADVISORY, June 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
The RBC Decathlon, an event that combine athletics, the financial services industry, and charitable giving to raise millions annually for cancer research, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. The RBC Decathlon takes place this Sunday, June 22nd.
In honor of the occasion, U.S.Olympic decathletes Dan O'Brien – gold medalist in 1996 - and Dave Johnson – bronze medalist 1992 - will ring the Opening Bell.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Friday, June 20, 2014 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
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About The RBC Decathlon:
In 2008, Dave Maloney and Marc Hodulich began a friendly competition among friends and co-workers and quickly realized the unique 10-event contest they had created had a limitless potential. Emboldened by the courageous efforts of their mothers who respectively battled breast cancer, Maloney and Hodulich turned the athletic contest into a fundraiser open exclusively to members of the financial services community and benefiting cancer research. Fast forward a few years and this small event morphed into The RBC Decathlon, raising over $1,400,000 in 2013 alone and featured on The TODAY Show, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business Network, and numerous national publications including Sports Illustrated, Barron's, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.
Participants embrace the opportunity to compete in a diverse array of events like a football throw, 500m row, and pull-ups.
100% of donations support pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the world's oldest and largest private cancer institution. This is just one step to ultimately producing a game-changing effect on research initiatives to cure pediatric cancer. It's a lofty goal, but why settle for anything less?
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