The T.J. Martell Foundation Announces Spirit of Excellence Awards Celebration

Foundation Honors Big Boy, Jeanie Buss, Richard D. Cordova and Michael Zislis in Los Angeles

Tuesday - September 1, 2015 - Beverly Wilshire Hotel

Aug 10, 2015, 17:00 ET from T.J. Martell Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer, and AIDS Research announced the Spirit of Excellence Awards celebrating four outstanding visionaries from entertainment and medicine.  The Spirit of Excellence Awards will be held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. A 6:00 p.m. cocktail reception will be followed by a 7:30 p.m. dinner and award presentation. The honorees include nationally syndicated radio host Big Boy known as the "Voice of LA." Big Boy will be honored with the Entertainment Trailblazer Award, Jeanie Buss, Co-owner and President of the Los Angeles Lakers will receive this year's Vanguard Award recognizing those at the forefront of business leadership who give back to their communities and beyond,  Richard D. Cordova, President & CEO of Children's Hospital Los Angeles will receive this year's Spirit of Leadership Award and Michael Zislis, Owner of The Zislis Group will receive this year's Business Visionary Award.

Tickets to the awards can be purchased here The annual Spirit of Excellence Awards brings together music,  entertainment, top business executives and celebrities and is one of the most sought after tickets in the industry. It is also one of the most important events for The T.J. Martell Foundation allowing the organization to continue its work in Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS research. Red carpet arrivals will begin at 5:30 p.m.


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 dollars for research that supports top hospitals in the United States. For more information click on the T.J. Martell Foundation go to Visit,,,

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