T.J. Martell Foundation Raises Over $21,000 for Cancer & AIDS Research at 4th Annual Epicurean Dinner

Jun 21, 2011, 11:58 ET from T.J. Martell Foundation

Amos Lee Performs During Dinner by Chef Bradford Thompson

NEW YORK, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research raised over $21,000 at its 4th Annual Epicurean Dinner on June 15th at the Sony Club. Perched atop the Sony Building in midtown Manhattan, the intimate gathering of sixty guests savored an elegantly crafted dinner by Chef Bradford Thompson and the Club's breath-taking views.

2006 James Beard Award Winner Bradford Thompson, acting as guest chef for the evening, prepared five elegant courses like Hamachi Tartar with American Caviar and Sheep's Milk Ricotta Agnolotti while also hand selecting exquisite wines. Thompson, who recently opened the buzz-worthy Miss Lily's Favourite Cakes in Manhattan, follows in the footsteps of respected chefs Scott Conant and Daniel Joly, guest chefs of the more recent Epicurean Dinners.

Beyond the spectacular food and exclusive auction items, attendees were treated to a special live performance by Blue Note Records artist Amos Lee, who performed three songs.

Says Foundation President Ron Hartenbaum, "Our Fourth Epicurean Dinner was a great success for the Foundation, with attendees enjoying a fabulous meal created by Chef Bradford Thompson, learning about stem cell cancer research from Dr. Mitch Benson of Columbia, and an hearing an incredible music set performed by Amos Lee.  Everyone had a fantastic time, and money was raised enabling the Martell Foundation to make more investments in early stage cancer 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 cancer and AIDS. The Foundation has provided over $250 million dollars for research.  Research hospitals funded by the foundation include T.J. Martell Memorial Laboratories at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Harvard School of Public Health, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 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, Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University and Arnold Palmer Medical Center.

CONTACT: Kate Fitzpatrick of the T.J. Martell Foundation, +1-917-301-2572, kfitzpatrick@tjmartellfoundation.org

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