T.J. Martell Foundation Gears Up For Stellar Gala

Oct 25, 2010, 14:57 ET from T.J. Martell Foundation

Enrique Iglesias, Charlie Daniels, Kenny Loggins, 3 Doors Down, Erin McCarley and Colbie Caillat to Perform

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 /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 New York Marriott Marquis. Artists Colbie Caillat, Enrique Iglesias, 3 Doors Down, Erin McCarley and Charlie Daniels will perform for the crowd of music and entertainment leaders, business and media executives, and celebrities; country artist Jaron and the Long Road to Love will also attend.  

The evening will include a special tribute to legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio, who recently succumbed to cancer.  

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, MD, Director Emeritus of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

The event includes a cocktail hour, dinner, awards presentations and a silent auction to raise funds for cancer and AIDS research. Items include experiences like NASCAR racing, trips to the Caribbean and Mexico, artwork by artists like LEBO, and autographed music and sports memorabilia.    

The T.J. Martell Foundation is proud to partner with Wines That Rock, who will be on hand conducting a wine tasting and distributing door prizes to several lucky winners. Visit www.wines-that-rock.com/tjmartell to purchase wine and have a portion of the proceeds benefit cancer and AIDS research.

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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, and has provided over $240 million dollars for research. Funded research hospitals 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