Family Day will feature live performances by this year's honorees Train plus Cobra Starship and Universal Republic artist and Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande!
NEW YORK, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The T.J. Martell Foundation announced today that a live performance by pop phenomenon Cody Simpson will round out this year's star-studded 13th Annual Family Day line-up which includes Train, Cobra Starship and Nickelodeon's "Victorious" star and Universal Republic recording artist Ariana Grande. Family Day will be hosted by Bridgit Mendler, Hollywood recording artist and star of the Disney Channel's "Good Luck Charlie" and Carrie Keagan of VH1's "Big Morning Buzz Live."
This year's Family Day will honor multiple Grammy-award winners Train (Pat Monahan, Jimmy Stafford, Scott Underwood) for their tremendous support of numerous charitable causes. In addition, 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.
With over 2 million Twitter followers, 3 million Facebook likes and over 100 million YouTube views, Cody Simpson is a true pop phenomenon. The Australia-born singer/songwriter recently released his new song, "So Listen" off his long awaited full length debut, due out this summer. Cody has toured nearly non-stop in recent months, including the sold out "Welcome To Paradise" headline tour. Cody Simpson will once again hit the road this summer as a special guest on the Big Time Rush arena tour kicking off in July. Cody noted, "I'm so excited to be a part of T.J. Martell's Family Day. The T.J. Martell Foundation is an incredible organization that does such important work, and I'm honored to perform at their event."
Bridgit Mendler is a nineteen year old actress, singer, and songwriter and stars in Disney Channel's "Good Luck Charlie" and "Lemonade Mouth." Hollywood Records will be launching her debut solo album this summer. Mendler's co-host Carrie Keagan is fast becoming one of television's most sought after personalities. Keagan has just returned as the host of the third season of VH1's morning talk show, "Big Morning Buzz Live," covering everything from mainstream headlines to under-the-radar discoveries in film, music, fashion, television and the web.
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.
Tickets, VIP packages that include meet and greets with Train, Cody Simpson and Ariana Grande and event sponsorships are on sale now. Please visit TJMartellFoundation.org or call the Foundation at (646) 841-1394 for more information.
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.
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