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Vinitaly, The American Cancer Society and Top Italian Wine Producers Allegrini and Banfi to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell




Vinitaly, the largest wine event in the world, and top Italian wine producers Allegrini and Banfi will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square on January 24th. Following the ceremony, Allegrini and Banfi will pour their wines at a charity wine tasting to benefit The American Cancer Society. This is the second event that Vinitaly has held with proceeds going to The American Cancer Society. Total proceeds from the two events will exceed $40,000.

The benefit is part of VINO 2011, known as Italian Wine Week in New York, which takes place from January 23 to January 27. VINO 2011 is the third annual event and is organized by the Italian Trade Commission.

In honor of the occasion, representatives from Vinitaly, The American Cancer Society, and two of the leading Italian women in wine from Allegrini and Banfi will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell.


  • Giovanni Mantovani, CEO of Veronafiere, and his Senior Advisor Stevie Kim, organizers of Vinitaly and the Vinitaly World Tour


  • Kris Kim, Chief Operating Officer, and Dr. Maureen Killackey, Chief Medical Officer, from The American Cancer Society


  • Marilisa Allegrini from Allegrini Wines


  • Cristina Mariani-May, CEO of Banfi Vintners


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


Monday, January 24th, 2011 at 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET         


Alyssa Giorgio

Colangelo & Partner Public Relations

(646) 624-2885 ext. 109

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Robert Madden

(646) 441-5045

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About Veronafiere

Veronafiere is the leading organizer of trade shows in Italy including Vinitaly, the largest wine event in the world. In 2010, over 4,000 exhibitors showcased their wines to 150,000+ visitors (almost 1/3 from outside of Italy representing over 100 countries) from the wine trade world as well as wine lovers. Veronafiere created the Vinitaly World Tour in 1998 to develop an international platform for the promotion of companies in the Italian wine and food sectors. Today, through a partnership with Buonitalia SpA and the Italian Trade Commission, the Vinitaly World Tour travels to many of the most important wine markets in the world including China, Japan, South Korea, India, Singapore, Russia and the United States. For more information, visit

About The American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation's largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit


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