The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America to Ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is honored to ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell on Friday, March 11, 2016 at Nasdaq MarketSite in recognition of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. MSAA President & CEO Gina Ross Murdoch will ring the bell to open the market accompanied by members of the MS community. If you need further information or have any questions about this event, please contact Andrea Griffin at

          Friday, March 11, 2016
          9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Eastern

          Nasdaq MarketSite
          Broadcast Studio
          4 Times Square
          43rd & Broadway
          New York, NY 10036

About MSAA

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a national nonprofit organization and leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. MSAA provides free programs and services, such as: a Helpline with trained specialists; award-winning publications, including MSAA’s magazine, The Motivator; MSAA’s nationally recognized website (at, featuring award-winning educational videos and research updates; S.E.A.R.C.H.™ program to assist the MS community with learning about different treatment choices; a mobile phone app, My MS Manager™ (named one of the best multiple sclerosis iPhone & Android apps by; a resource database, My MS Resource Locator®; safety and mobility equipment distribution; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; educational programs held across the country; and more. For additional information, please visit or call (800) 532-7667.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system (CNS), which consists of the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. MS damages or destroys the protective covering (known as myelin) surrounding the nerves of the CNS, and can potentially injure the nerves as well. This damage causes reduced communication between the brain and nerve pathways. Common MS symptoms include visual problems, overwhelming fatigue, difficulty with balance and coordination, and various levels of impaired mobility. Many experts estimate that 2.5 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with this disease, and most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 50. MS is not contagious and researchers continue to look for both a cause and a cure.

MSAA at Nasdaq Opening Bell March 11, 2016