Opening and Closing Bell on Wall Street
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Connecticut visited the NYSE. In honor of the occasion, Make-A-Wish child Katherine Mara rang The Closing BellSM, joined by musician Jose Feliciano.
NYSE Euronext employee Dave Weiss joined the group; he will be riding his bike from Amsterdam to Paris to raise money in the hopes of being able to fulfill the wishes of two children from The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut. The ride will take him through Brussels, through and down the French coast to Paris where he will hopefully complete this approximately 550 mile ride within a week. Bicycling magazine is sponsoring Dave’s ride, providing him with a bicycle and gear to get him through this long journey.
Directly following the bell ringing, legendary musician Jose Feliciano performed his renowned hit, “Feliz Navidad” from the NYSE bell podium.
About the Make-A-Wish Foundation®
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. With the help of generous donors and more than 30,000 volunteers worldwide, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted more than 250,000 wishes around the world. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America is partnering with Make-A-Wish Foundation International for World Wish Day.