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Date:5/17/2009

Over $1 Million Raised at Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes Event

SEATTLE, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On Sunday, May 17, over 9,000 runners, walkers and all manner of fleet footed fundraisers in the fight against diabetes gathered at University of Washington's Husky Stadium to participate in the 27th Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes event to benefit the Northwest Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Contributions from Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes are expected to exceed $1 million for diabetes research this year; raising more than $10 million since its inception in 1983.

Approximately 1,000 Nordstrom employees and JDRF supporters volunteered over 5,000 hours this year for the Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes event. "We've made great strides in research with funds raised at the Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes over the past 27 years," said Nadine Heichel, executive director of the JDRF Northwest Chapter. "Thanks to the generosity of the Nordstrom employees, individuals, and family teams, we are funding the world's best diabetes research and moving closer to a cure for this devastating disease."

The Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes competitive 8K is the fourth largest 8K race in the country. Non-competitive events included a Four-mile Family Walk, a One-Mile Fun Run and a Diaper Derby which provided fun for the entire family. Spectators were also invited to participate in a variety of activities and entertainment.

Proceeds from Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes, including registration fees and pledges, will benefit the Northwest Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Pledges for this year's event will be accepted through June 5 for prize eligibility. Major sponsors of the 2009 event included: Nordstrom, JDRF, Brooks, STAR 101.5, KOMO 4 TV and KOMO 1000 Radio.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the world's leading nonprofit, nongovernmental funder of diabetes research, was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with type 1 diabetes--a disease that strikes children suddenly, makes them insulin dependent for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. JDRF contributes more money directly to diabetes research than any other non-governmental health agency in the world. JDRF's mission is constant: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. The Northwest chapter serves people in Washington, Montana, and Alaska through advocacy efforts, online support and resources, educational events, research updates, fundraisers, and Northwest diabetes resources. For more information, please visit www.jdrfnorthwest.org, call (800) 925-5533 or e-mail jdrfnorthwest@jdrf.org.

Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers, with 176 stores located in 28 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 111 full-line stores, 61 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques and two clearance stores. Nordstrom also serves customers through its online presence at www.nordstrom.com and through its catalogs. Nordstrom, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.


    2009 NORDSTROM BEAT THE BRIDGE 8K RACE WINNERS

    MEN
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    1.    Eric Garner             Woodinville, WA         24:13
    2.    Mark Mandi              Seattle, WA             24:42
    3.    Brett Winegar           Seattle, WA             24:44
    4.    Gregory Crowther        Seattle, WA             24:52
    5.    Joe Darda               Seattle, WA             24:55

    WOMEN
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    1.    Vanessa Hunter          Seattle, WA             27:40
    2.    Lauren Matthews         Seattle, WA             28:16
    3.    Rose Wetzel             Seattle, WA             28:53
    4.    Lyudmila Vasilyeva      Redmond, WA             29:22
    5.    Sarah McFadden          Kenmore, WA             29:36

    WHEELCHAIR MEN
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    1.    Kaleb Kallappa          Vancouver, WA           20:24

    WHEELCHAIR WOMEN
    1.    Amberlynn Weber         Greenacres, WA          27:28

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001011/NORDLOGO)

    CONTACT:   Kendall Ault
               Nordstrom, Inc.
               (206) 373-3031


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