Sarah Beth and Grace Ann Perry, the ambitious founders of T.J.'s Friends
T.J.’s Friends is a national group of student volunteers who are dedicated to raising awareness and funds for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research. Their mission is to partner with the T.J. Martell Foundation to help fund innovative medical research to find cures for these devastating diseases.
T.J.’s Friends was founded in September of 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia by Sarah Beth and Grace Ann Perry, the daughters of longtime Martell volunteer Holly Hawkins. After watching their mother volunteering with the Martell Foundation, they decided to start their own organization for students to support the Foundation’s mission. With help from their family and friends, the Perry sisters created T. J.’s Friends, an organization for teens and youth who wanted to get involved in their community.
There are many opportunities for teens and youth who want to contribute to the cause. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our Nashville office at 615.256.2002.