Hitmakers Train and Crush Management To Be Honored at T.J. Martell Foundation's 13th Annual Family Day

Mar 12, 2012, 10:39 ET from T.J. Martell Foundation


Train will perform a rare acoustic set at Family Day event on April 22nd in NYC

NEW YORK, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The T.J. Martell Foundation is proud to announce that it will celebrate its 13th Annual Family Day on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. This year's Family Day will honor multiple Grammy-award winners Train, for their tremendous support of numerous charitable causes.  Train (Pat Monahan, Jimmy Stafford, Scott Underwood) will perform an intimate acoustic set at Family Day to celebrate the release of their new record, CALIFORNIA 37, due out on April 17th, which follows the band's multi-platinum 2009 release SAVE ME, SAN FRANCISCO. Family Day will also feature a special DJ set by Cobra Starship and a live performance by Universal recording artist Ariana Grande, who plays "Cat Valentine" on Nickelodeon's hit series "Victorious." In addition to Train, Family Day will honor Bob McLynn and Jonathan Daniel, founding partners of Crush Management who represent Train and Cobra Starship. Bob and Jonathan also handle platinum-selling acts Fall Out Boy and Gym Class Heroes, among others.

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Family Day provides a spectacular day full of fun games, carnival activities and live performances to raise money for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.  Family Day has steadily grown into one of the Martell Foundation's most successful events and has raised almost $4 million since its inception. Last year's sold out event honored Nickelodeon superstars Big Time Rush raising over a quarter of a million dollars for Martell funded research at eleven research hospitals across the country.

Over the years, Family Day has brought together the music and entertainment industry's elite with music artists and celebrities including John Mayer, Rob Thomas, Jay-Z, The Jonas Brothers and Jordin Sparks. According to Marcus Peterzell, Family Day Chairman and Ketchum Sports & Entertainment's EVP of Entertainment, "We are thrilled to honor Train and the team at Crush who have given so much back to the community over the years."

Train lead singer Pat Monahan noted, "Train is honored to be part of T.J. Martell's Family Day.  The T.J. Martell Foundation has been doing incredible work in the medical community and we are inspired by their dedication.  We hope to make this the best Family Day ever."

To purchase tickets, VIP packages and sponsorships to the event, please visit www.TJMartellFoundation.org or call the Foundation at (646) 841-1394.

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Founded in 1975 by music industry executive, Tony Martell, the T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry's largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer & AIDS; it has provided over $250 million over the past thirty-seven years. In 2012 the Foundation will fund early-stage research projects at the T.J. Martell Laboratories at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Columbia Presbyterian Cancer Center in New York City in addition to 8 institutions across the nation. This research is aimed at developing more effective clinical treatments for patients which otherwise might not be funded.

Crush Management is a NYC based company run by two former musicians, Jonathan Daniel and Bob McLynn. Together they handle such best-selling acts as Train, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, Travie McCoy & Gym Class Heroes, Cobra Starship, Sia, Butch Walker, Wavves, Chiddy Bang, Courtney Love & Hole, Shaggy, Matt Nathanson, Fountains of Wayne, Foxy Shazam and others.  Crush has offices in Nashville and Carlsbad, CA (sports) as well.

For Crush Management, please contact:
Jon Lullo
(212) 334-4446

For Train, please contact:
Karen Wiessen
The Door
(646) 340-1761

Elizabeth Alario
T.J. Martell Foundation
(646) 841-1394


SOURCE T.J. Martell Foundation