T.J. Martell Foundation Announces Honorees for Celebrity Studded 36th Honors Gala In New York, November 3, 2011

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Drew Carey, Scott Borchetta, Bea Perez and Arnold Palmer Named Honorees. Martina McBride, Darius Rucker and Xavier Colon to Perform.

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The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research will celebrate its 36th Annual Honors Gala on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York. This year the foundation is proud to present the Humanitarian of the Year Award to Bea Perez, Chief Sustainability Officer for the Coca-Cola Company. The Spirit of Excellence Award will be presented to Scott Borchetta, Chief Executive Officer of Big Machine Label Records. The Lifetime Philanthropic Award will be presented at the gala to Arnold Palmer, Golf Legend and Philanthropist and the Chairman’s Award will be presented to actor and comedian Drew Carey.

Grammy Award winners Martina McBride and also Darius Rucker along with The Voice’s Javier Colon will perform for the crowd of an estimated 1,000 music and entertainment leaders, top business executives and celebrities. Other celebrity appearances and performances will be announced closer to the date of the event. The night also includes a fantastic cocktail reception, dinner, awards presentation and world-class silent auction to raise funds for cancer and AIDS research. Red carpet arrivals will begin at 6pm EST.

About the T.J. Martell Foundation
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 sources and supports early-stage research projects aimed at developing more effective clinical treatments which otherwise might not be funded. 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. 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 more than $250 million dollars for research that supports eleven top hospitals in the United States. The Foundation contributes to research at the following hospitals: T.J. Martell Memorial Laboratories at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York, New York, Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Tennessee, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York, Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, Massachusetts General Cancer Center in Boston, Massachusetts, The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, Columbia-Presbyterian Cancer Center in New York, New York and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Florida.

This year marks the 36th anniversary for the T.J. Martell Foundation’s Honors Gala. For more information go to http://www.TJMartellFoundation.org

Press Contacts:
Caroline Galloway
M2M PR & Partnerships
caroline(at)m2mpr(dot)com or cngalloway(at)aol(dot)com

Matthew D. Hallman
M2M PR & Partnerships

Hi-res 300 dpi photography available night of event. Press can reserve space on red carpet by contacting press reps noted above. Interviews for honorees are available pre-event.


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