updated 4/21/2011 11:16:13 AM ET 2011-04-21T15:16:13

ADVISORY, April 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square.

Amanda Post, of Clarksville, Maryland, died on May 17th, 2009 at 15 years old of complications resulting from her bone marrow transplant for relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

In memory of Amanda and to recognize the work of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, her extended family and friends will ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell.

Click here for Amanda's story:

http://www.carepages.com/carepages/AmandaWins

Click here for Amanda's "AmandaWins" student-athlete scholarships through the Amanda Post Memorial Fund:

http://www.columbiafoundation.org/receive/scholarships

Who:

  • Robert and Cheryl Post, parents of Amanda Post
  • Michele Przypyszny, Executive Director of the New York City Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Where:

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

When:

Monday, April 25th, 2011 at 3:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

Contacts:

Cheryl Post
(443) 253-1205 (mobile)
postca@msn.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Robert Madden
(646) 441-5045
Robert.Madden@NASDAQOMX.com

Feed Information:

The Closing Bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on AMC-3/C-3 (ul 5985V; dl 3760H). The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden (646) 441-5045.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the Closing Bell is also available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.

Facebook and Twitter:

For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies, please visit our Facebook page at:

http://www.facebook.com/nasdaqomx

For news tweets, please visit our Twitter page at:

http://twitter.com/nasdaqomx

Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at:

http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.

About The Amanda Post Memorial Fund:

The Amanda Post Memorial Fund was established in May 2009 by Amanda's family, friends, classmates and teammates who experienced her vibrancy in their lives, witnessed her passion in the classroom, on the field, and in every other venture in which she participated, and were captivated by her joyful zest for living each moment to the fullest. This fund is held by the Columbia Foundation, annually awarding two $5,000 scholarships –

  • The Amanda Post "AmandaWins" River Hill High School Student-Athlete Scholarship;
  • and The Amanda Post "AmandaWins" Soccer Association of Columbia/Howard County Student-Athlete Scholarship –

both of which are named after Amanda's CarePage "AmandaWins" ( http://www.carepages.com/carepages/AmandaWins ), to reflect her winning attitude and lively spirit for everything she did in her life.

About The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society:

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

About NASDAQ OMX:

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with approximately 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com . *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/nasdaqomx ) and Twitter ( http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx ).

NDAQA

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