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Representatives From First Candle/SIDS Alliance to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell


ADVISORY, April 11, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) --

What: Marian Sokol, President of First Candle, will preside over the opening bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. ET Contacts: Alison Wheeler Tracy Memoli 212.329.1426 212.329.1436 908.461.7293 c 386.956.2683 NASDAQ MarketSite: Jolene Libretto; 646.441.5220; mobile - 347.219.9539

Feed Information:

The opening bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Libretto at (646) 441-5220.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the opening bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Waterfront fiber 1623 as well.


A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: or in the Corporate Highlights portion of the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at


To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to and click on the market open of your choice.

About First Candle/SIDS Alliance:

First Candle/SIDS Alliance is a national nonprofit health organization uniting parents, caregivers and researchers nationwide with government, business and community service groups to advance infant health and survival. With help from a national network of member and partner organizations, we are working to increase public participation and support in the fight against infant mortality.

First Candle has been recognized as one of the top fifteen children's charities in America and as a "little charity that does big things" by Parenting and Parents magazines. Most recently, Worth Magazine named First Candle one of the nation's top 100 charities worthy of donor support.

A national member in good standing of Community Health Charities, First Candle participates in workplace giving programs throughout the country. We are proud to maintain administrative costs well below the nonprofit industry standard of 25%. In fiscal year 2005-2006, First Candle reported that fund raising and administrative costs comprised only 17% of the organization's total operating budget.

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