LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research is pleased to announce that Grammy Award nominated singer and songwriter Andra Day will be performing at the Women of Influence Los Angeles Awards Gala presented by Apple Music on Tuesday, June 21st at the historic Ebell Theater.
Discovered performing outside of a strip-mall and then later mentored by the legendary Stevie Wonder, Andra Day has touched a nerve with her inspirational, Grammy-nominated anthem "Rise Up" and album Cheers to the Fall. The ESSENCE Magazine June cover star has been featured in campaigns with GAP, Beats by Dre with Serena Williams, Apple Music with Stevie Wonder, Marc Jacobs, and most recently Coca-Cola where her lyrics will appear on 40 million cups in McDonald's stores across the nation.
Andra Day will help in honoring the six amazing women of influence at this year's gala: Bozoma Saint John, Apple Music and iTunes; Lisa Vanderpump, Philanthropist/ Businesswoman/TV Personality; Rebeca León, AEG Live/Goldenvoice; Jennifer Sullivan, memBrain, LLC; Adina Friedman, Friends at Work; and Dr. Kristi Funk, Pink Lotus Breast Center.
Proceeds from this event will benefit breast and ovarian cancer research supported by the T.J. Martell Foundation. Tickets, sponsorships, and journal ads can be purchased by going to: donate.tjmartell.org/WOILA2016
Honoree and Performer Photos: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/Phtea
About the T.J. Martell Foundation:
The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry's largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation, headquartered in New York, is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $270 million for research that supports top hospitals in the United States. For more information go to www.tjmartell.org
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