The Neuropathy Association Rings NYSE Closing Bell to Raise Neuropathy Awareness!

Our Community Responds to NYSE Closing Bell...

“I got tears in my eyes watching this…raising awareness of a silent syndrome that so many people suffer with every day.” - Carole W.

"My earnest hope is that a lot more people will understand when someone says, I have peripheral neuropathy." - Mark L.

"Amazing…very cool!!! Thank you for taking awareness and understanding of neuropathy to a whole new level."  - Mary R.

“They can't ring those bells loud enough!!” - Katherine H.

New York, August 12, 2013: The Neuropathy Association leadership and staff -- accompanied by a handful of patients, their loved ones, health care providers, and volunteers  -- visited the New York Stock Exchange today to ring the 4 pm ET Closing Bell.

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The Closing Bell ceremony -- signaling the end of the day’s trading -- is viewed by over 100 million people worldwide. Today, the ceremony brought much-needed awareness to the neuropathy epidemic. It also puts the spotlight on the on-going efforts of The Neuropathy Association, our patients and their loved ones, the caregivers, health care providers, and researchers who are working together towards a better future for the entire neuropathy community.

18-year-old Michael Rothman, a patient with neuropathy, rang the 4:00 pm ET Closing Bell for and on behalf of over 20 million people living with neuropathy and neuropathic pain. Michael was joined by Association leadership and staff, as well as family, friends, health care providers, and caregivers representing others in our community.

NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets -- the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca -- represent one-third of the world’s equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more information, please visit

A special thanks to the New York Stock Exchange for this special Closing Bell opportunity to raise the public profile of neuropathy in New York City, across the U.S., and around the World!


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