Wednesday, May 27, 2009

rock & run @ nasdaq

Since returning from Philly, things have been extremely busy. In fact, I've felt a bit overwhelmed recently but I think things will begin to settle down soon.

Yesterday afternoon I joined several other MSKCC cancer survivors at the NASDAQ to help spread the word about the upcoming Rock & Run on June 7th.

© 2009, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Reprinted with permission.

© 2009, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Reprinted with permission.


© 2009, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Reprinted with permission.

For about 30 seconds with the beginning of the closing bell at 4pm, we could be seen at the podium on CNBC. Afterwards, photographs of us were taken in front of the NASDAQ building in Times Square. The star guest (whose name I can't remember), who rung the bell, is also a cancer survivor and stars in Broadway's Mama Mia.

Beginning just this past weekend, car traffic was banned from Times Square in an effort to reduce congestion in the area. So, it was interesting to see dozens and dozens of New Yorkers and visitors chilling out leisurely in lawn chairs right smack in the middle of what used to be one of the city's most traveled crossroads.

I had walked by the flashy NASDAQ building many times in the past, but never thought I'd actually ever walk inside let alone see my face displayed on its enormous electronic facade.

2 Comments:

Comment Blogger Kelly Kane said...

Looking good, Duane :) Thanks for sharing!!

XO

12:23 AM  
Comment Blogger Duane said...

Thanks Kelly. :)

1:08 PM  

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