Event Raises Over $275,000 for Cancer and AIDS Research
NEW YORK, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The T.J. Martell Foundation is proud to announce that it raised over $275,000 at its 12th Annual Family Day honoring Big Time Rush on June 5, 2011 at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Family Day provided a spectacular day full of fun games, carnival activities and live performances to raise money for cancer and AIDS research. The fundraiser has steadily grown into one of the Martell Foundation's most successful events and has raised over $3.5 million since its inception for Martell funded research at eleven research hospitals across the country.
This year's Family Day honored Nickelodeon stars "Big Time Rush" and their management team Ozone Entertainment for their tremendous support of numerous charitable causes. In addition to Big Time Rush's stellar performance special guests We The Kings, Allstar Weekend and The Ready Set also rocked the house. The Family Day fundraising is continuing through an amazing, celebrity auction including items such as a meet-and-greet with Britney Spears and fans can bid on these items at http://stores.ebay.com/Universal-Music-Store.
According to Family Day Chairman Marcus Peterzell, "This was another stellar year for us and we are thrilled that Big Time Rush enabled us to raise these critical funds."
ABOUT THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION
The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research 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. It is the music industry's largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation has provided over $250 million dollars for research. Hospitals funded by the foundation include Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Harvard School of Public Health, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Columbia-Presbyterian Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Cancer Center, The Mayo Clinic, Emory University and Arnold Palmer Medical Center.
CONTACT: Kate Fitzpatrick
SOURCE T.J. Martell Foundation