Colbie Caillat, Enrique Iglesias and Charlie Daniels to Perform
NEW YORK, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research will celebrate its 35th Annual Awards Gala on Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan. It is the music industry's largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for these diseases, and some of music's biggest names help the foundation to fulfill this mission.
Groundbreaking artists Colbie Caillat, Enrique Iglesias and Charlie Daniels will perform for the crowd of over 1,100 music and entertainment leaders, top business and media executives, and celebrities; new country artist Jaron and the Long Road to Love will also attend.
The evening will also include a special tribute to the legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio, who succumbed to cancer this summer after a brave battle. His wife, Wendy, will present a donation in his memory to the Foundation in a ceremony at the Gala.
This year, the Foundation is proud to present the Humanitarian of the Year Awards to brothers Monte and Avery Lipman, President & CEO of Universal Republic Records and Co-President & COO of Universal Republic Records respectively; the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award to Kenny Loggins; the Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award to Charlie Daniels; and the Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award to Harold L. Moses, M.D., Director Emeritus of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
The night also includes a cocktail hour, dinner, awards presentations and a silent auction to raise funds for cancer and AIDS research.
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 dedicated to raising funds for the innovative initial and ongoing research for improved treatments and cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation has provided over $240 million dollars for research through a variety of events. Research hospitals funded by the foundation include T.J. Martell Memorial Laboratories at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Harvard School of Public Health, 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, and Emory University.
SOURCE T.J. Martell Foundation