The T.J. Martell Foundation raised nearly half a million dollars at tonight’s 11th Annual Nashville Honors Gala.
Since the event’s inception in 2009, it has raised over $4 million for cancer research. Honorees were treated to performances by Amy Grant, Brad Paisley, Home Free, Michael McDonald and Old Crow Medicine Show. Special presentations included Aubrey Harwell, Charlie Daniels, Garth Brooks, Steven Webber, and Zane Lowe.
This year’s honorees were:
Kings of Leon – Spirit of Nashville Award
Alabama – Tony Martell Outstanding Entertainment Achievement Award
Sally Williams – Frances Preston Outstanding Music Industry Achievement Award
Dr. Kathryn Edwards – Medical Research Advancement Award
Sylvia & Al Ganier – Lifetime Humanitarian Award
The Nashville Honors Gala is one of The T.J. Martell Foundation’s premier events that pays tribute to outstanding community leaders and presents special musical performances with heartwarming presentations that celebrate the evening’s honorees. In addition to the performances, there was a live and silent auction with proceeds benefitting cancer research.
The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s leading foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer. The Foundation 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 $280 million for research at flagship hospitals in the United States.
For more information, please visit www.tjmartell.org.