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T.J. Martell Foundation

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 sources and supports early-stage translational research projects which otherwise might not be funded.

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Upcoming Events
Apr 22nd
Nashville Best Cellars 2019

Southern Region

Apr 29th
May 5th
Nashville Golf Open

Southern Region

May 7th
Bed Race Nashville

Southern Region

May 9th
New York Classic

East Coast

May 10th
Women of Influence 2019

East Coast

May 23rd
Napa's Best Cellars

West Coast

Jun 1st
Cast for a Cure 2019

Southern Region

Jun 14th
Jun 16th
Music City Tennis Invitational 2019

Southern Region

Jul 23rd
7th Annual New York Golf Classic

East Coast

Sep 13th
Atlanta's Best Cellars Dinner 2019

Southern Region

Sep 26th
Houston Best Cellars Dinner 2019

Southern Region

Oct 15th
44th Annual NY Honors Gala

East Coast

In The News
Brad Paisley, Old Crow Medicine Show, Amy Grant & More Help Raise $500,000 at T.J. Martell Foundation Gala

TJ.. Martell Foundation Honors Billboard's Leila Cobo & Warner's Iñigo Zabala at Miami Dinner

T.J. Martell Foundation to Honor Billboard's Leila Cobo & Warner Music's Iñigo Zabala at Annual Miami Dinner

The T.J. Martell Foundation for Cancer Research has announced plans to honor Billboard's Leila Cobo and Warner Music's Iñigo Zabala at this year's annual Martell in Miami Dinner to be held Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

T.J. Martell Celebrates A Successful 2018 Of Helping Cancer Patients

#RallywithRodi campaign raises $60,000 and awareness to fight prostate cancer

Cox Automotive Recognizes Joe Rodi of Chase Auto with Community Impact Award

Elektra Music Group Co-President Mike Easterlin on Label Plans, Being Honored by T.J. Martell

"Over the course of a few years I’ve been involved with T.J. Martell [and] I just see so much good. It’s such an amazing foundation with its roots deep in the music industry."

T.J. Martell Foundation Honors CBS's Jack Sussman, Disney's Steven Vincent and Latin Grammy Winner Erika Ender

'Chic Awearness' Raises Money To Fight Ovarian Cancer

Best Cellars Dinner unites Atlanta to kill cancer

T.J. Martell Foundation Promotes Melissa Goodwin to Exec. VP and GM

StarVista LIVE and the T.J. Martell Foundation Announce Partnership

T.J. Martell Foundation Sets 43rd Annual New York Honors Gala, Will Honor Jeffrey Harleston & Drew Nieporent

T.J. Martell Foundation Tops List of 25 Music-Based Charities for your Next Fundraiser

T.J. Martell Foundation Taps "Brew for a Cure" in Southern California

10th Annual Nashville Honors Gala Raises over $425,000 for Cancer Research

He Supported Cancer Research for Years - And Now, Music Row Leader is Fighting for his Life

Ben Jumper, owner of Soundcheck rehearsal spaces, battles lung cancer after 10 years of raising money for the T.J. Martell Foundation

Keith Urban Added to T.J. Martell Foundation's Nashville Honors Gala

3 Ways to Support Cancer Research

Martell in Miami Honors Jesus Lopez, Edward Walson

Kane Brown, Garth Brooks and Old Dominion's Matthew Ramsey Attend 42nd Annual NY Honors Gala

DJ Khaled Announced as Host of T.J. Martell Foundation's 42nd Annual NY Honors Gala

Producer and music executive DJ Khaled will host its 42nd New York Honors Gala to be held Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Guastavino’s in New York.

Randy Travis and Chris Young cameo, Sundance Head perfoms during record Houston Best Cellars wine dinner

Selena Gomez, Brett Eldredge, Louis Tomlinson, and More Help Raise Funds for Childhood Cancer

Selena Gomez, Brett Eldredge and New England Patriot Rob Gronowski join the growing list of celebrities that have lend their support to GuitarTown Kids.

T.J. Martell Foundation Announces 42nd New York Honors Gala

Honorees include Steve Boom, Vice President of Amazon Music, Sarah Stennett, CEO & Co-Founder of First Access Entertainment and Julie Swidler, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs & General Counsel of Sony Music Entertainment.

T.J. Martell Foundation-Funded Project Reveals Importance of Cancer Gene Mutation Testing

An international genomic data-sharing consortium has analyzed nearly 19,000 patient genomic records and found that testing of patient tumors for relevant gene mutations often provides a roadmap for the use of effective therapies.

T.J. Martell Foundation Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors and $1.3M in Cancer Research Grants

The T.J. Martell Foundation for Cancer Research announces the appointment of seventeen new National Board of Directors and two Executive Committee appointments. The new announcement follows the recent appointment of Greenberg Traurig’s Joel A. Katz as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Harry Anger, Veteran Record Executive & Artist Developer, Dies at 84; Memorial Fund Established at T.J. Martell Foundation

Young Professionals Council raised over $90,000 for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research at the second  annual "Downtown Derby Bed Race."

T.J. Martell Foundation to Honor Facebook Auto Director Stephanie Latham at Women Of Influence Awards

Stephanie Latham, a breast cancer survivor and passionate supporter of the cause, will join five other women in accepting their awards during the foundation's fifth annual Women of Influence Awards.

T.J. Martell Foundation Young Professionals Council Announces Teams & Sponsors for “Downtown Derby Bed Race” May 6

“The T.J. Martell Foundation Young Professionals Council introduced the Downtown Derby Bed Race last year and netted over $70,000 for innovative medical research,” said Shawn Parr, T.J. Martell Foundation, Southern Region Board Member and event MC.

T.J. Martell Foundation Names John Esposito the 2017 Ambassador of the Year

The annual T.J. Martell Foundation’s “Ambassador of the Year” event celebrates the individual who has risen to the top of their field through commitment, dedication and perseverance. This recognition is presented to a skilled and gifted professional who is respected by seasoned industry veterans and serves as a mentor to the next generation of rising young executives who are following in their footsteps.

T.J. Martell Foundation Announces New Appointments

Jon Baum has been named Senior Vice President of Entertainment and Business Development, Melissa Goodwin has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations and Annalisa
Buehler has joined the team as East Coast Manager of Special Events.

T.J. Martell Foundation CEO Laura Heatherly Joins Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Board of Overseers

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Board of Overseers has recently been focused on an initiative called V-MATCH (Vanderbilt-Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice).

IZZE FUSIONS Teams With Shawn Mendes For Festival & Family Day Launch Event in New York

Greenberg Traurig's Joel A. Katz Named Chairman of the T.J. Martell Foundation Board of Directors

The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research, the music industry’s leading cancer research funding organization, announced that the foundation's board of directors had appointed Joel A. Katz as chairman of the board.

Charlie Daniels, Kelsea Ballerini and Frankie Ballard Added to Nashville Honors Gala; Charles Esten Will Return As Host

The T.J. Martell Foundation is proud to announce that Charlie Daniels, Kelsea Ballerini and Frankie Ballard will join previously announced performers George Strait and Brad Paisley at the 9th Annual Nashville Honors Gala. “Nashville” star Charles Esten will return as host.

T.J. Martell Foundation Announces Special Appearances by George Strait and Brad Paisley at 9th Annual Nashville Honors Gala

The T.J. Martell Foundation is proud to announce that five-time Entertainer of the Year George Strait and country music superstar Brad Paisley at the 9th Annual T.J. Martell Foundation Nashville Honors Gala taking place at the Omni Hotel on Monday, February 27, 2017.

Gloria & Emilio Estefan to Receive T.J. Martell Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

The T.J. Martell Foundation has announced a special tribute event honoring Gloria & Emilio Estefan with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday, January 19.

Tony Martell, Founder of the T.J. Martell Foundation, Dies at 90

9th Annual T.J. Martell Foundation Nashville Honors Gala to Salute Outstanding Leaders on February 27, 2017

Olivia Holt's Family Day Los Angeles Concert Photo Diary in People Magazine

T.J. Martell Foundation’s New York Best Cellars Dinner Welcomes James Beard Award-Winning Chef Alon Shaya

DNCE Performs at the T.J. Martell Foundation New York Honors Gala

DNCE attended the T.J. Martell Foundation’s 41st Annual NY Honors Gala last night, October 18, in New York City. The group was on hand to support the Foundation by performing for the attendees.

T.J. Martell Foundation Honors Women Of Influence - Huffington Post

Young Professionals Council Hosts Inaugural "Downtown Derby Bed Race" in Nashville on May 7th

"The world has lost a wonderful person" Tony Martell on Vicky Martell

Joel A. Katz Music is Medicine Collection Debuts at Winship Cancer Institute

T.J. Martell Foundation's Charitybuzz Auction is Now Live!

Alice Cooper, Foreigner & More Celebrate T.J. Martell Foundation's 40th Anniversary at NYC Gala

"All the lives we've lengthened and saved -- that's what really counts," said Tony Martell, former CBS Records executive and founder of the T.J. Martell Foundation, in a speech that kicked off the night.

T.J. Martell Foundation Announces the Clive Davis Research Fellowship Award

Foreigner Added to All Rock-Star Lineup at the T.J. Martell Foundation's New York Honors Gala

Legendary Rock Band REO Speedwagon to Perform at T.J. Martell Foundation's Top 40 New York Honors Gala

Three-Time Grammy Award Winner and Lead Singer of Train, Pat Monahan Named National Spokesperson of T.J. Martell Foundation's 40th Anniversary

“I’ve seen firsthand the good that the T.J. Martell Foundation can do, and I want to stand beside them as they celebrate four decades of life-saving research,” said Monahan. “The work they’re doing is invaluable to anyone that suffers from these devastating diseases as well as their families. I hope to spread more awareness to the importance of their fight.”

Celebrity Presenters and Performers Announced for T.J. Martell Foundation Spirit of Excellence Awards – Los Angeles

Foundation to Honor Big Boy, Jeanie Buss, Richard D. Cordova and Michael Zislis in Los Angeles.
Paula Abdul, Liz Hernandez, Fuzzy, Pharcyde, Sevyn Streeter, Clarence Barnes and More to Attend
on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Frank Ski, Ludacris, Dallas Austin team up to support T.J. Martell Foundation's Best Cellars Atlanta

Longtime radio broadcaster Frank Ski will emcee and rapper-actor Ludacris will be in the house at the annual Atlanta’s Best Cellars Dinner, coming up Sept. 19 at the InterContinental Buckhead. Producer Dallas Austin, vocal coach to the stars Jan Smith, songwriter/producer Bryan–Michael Cox, CNN host and country music recording artist Robin Meade and other music industry titans are involved as well.

T.J. Martell Foundation Announces Table Hosts for Let's Talk Nashville!

Founded by Ben Jumper, CEO of Soundcheck and Crew One Productions and longtime T.J. Martell Foundation board member, “Let’s Talk Nashville” provides a rare opportunity to dine and engage in
conversation with some of Nashville’s most interesting and influential people in sports, music and business.

T.J. Martell Foundation Announces Spirit of Excellence Awards Celebration 2015

2nd Annual Chad Brown Memorial Poker Tournament Brings Together Stars and Raises $80,000 for the T.J. Martell Foundation at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

2nd Annual Chad Brown Memorial Poker Tournament in Las Vegas Will Benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation

Listia Announces "Hats Off" for T.J. Martell Foundation Featuring Hats Autographed by Celebrities

Founder and Chairman Tony Martell Announces Aggressive Plan to Celebrate Life and Keep His Promise to T.J. For Treatments and Research to Cure Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS

Cancer Survivor Robin Quivers Tells The Today Show All About Our Women Of Influence

NBC's Natalie Morales Congratulates her Fellow Women Of Influence New York Honorees

T.J. Martell Foundation and BANDED announce partnership.

Fashion and lifestyle brand to help in the fight against leukemia, cancer and AIDS by donating ten percent of online sales at www.banded2gether.com .

Seven Distinguished Women Named as Honorees for the T.J. Martell Foundation 2015 Women of Influence Awards and Luncheon

New York Awards will honor Radio Personality Delilah, Dr. Jimmie C. Holland, M.D., NBC TODAY Show’s Natalie Morales, New York City Transit Union Local 100’s Latonya Crisp-Sauray, Designer Elaine Turner, Executive Vice President Corporate Development and CFO of SESAC, Kelli Turner and StriVectin CEO JuE Wong

New Director of Leukemia/Lymphoma Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Announced

Gene mutations may predict melanoma response to immunotherapies

Gene Identified As A "Master Regulator" Will Have A Major Impact On Development Of Treatments For Prostate Cancer

Alison Krauss Joins Recently Announced Stars at 7th Annual Nashville Honors Gala on March 30th

Alison will join Chip Esten, Lady Antebellum, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and Matthew West at the 7th Annual T.J. Martell Honors Gala to be held Monday, March 30th at the Omni Hotel.


Ronnie James Dio Stand Up & Shout Cancer Fund Presents $100,000 to T.J. Martell Foundation for Gastric Cancer Research

T.J. Martell Foundation Remembers Walleman in Young Investigators Award for Sarcoma Research

T.J. Martell Foundation Celebrates its 39th Annual NY Honors Gala

Ben Harper and Chayanne to Present at New York Honors Gala

New York Family Day Photo Slideshow Featuring Pitbull, Hilary Duff, Bleachers, Timeflies, Us The Duo, Bea Miller, And More

T.J. Martell Foundation Makes Network TV Debut on ABC's Hit Show Nashville

Lucy Hale & More to Perform at T.J. Martell Foundation's 6th Annual Family Day LA

Dallas Austin, Frank Ski, Robin Meade, Chaka Zulu, Jan Smith team up for charity

My Cancer Genome launches new mobile app

T.J. Martell Foundation Announces The New York Bowling Bash

Opening Reception for Bob Dylan's The Drawn Blank Series Benefits T.J. Martell Foundation.

Billboard Music Awards Pre-Party Supports T.J. Martell Foundation

Best Cellars Dinner Dallas breaks records to benefit lung cancer research

Women of Influence Awards Raises $100,000 for Cancer Research

Vanderbilt Study Tracks New Lung Cancer Drug Target

Billionaires with Big Ideas are Privatizing American Science

T.J. Martell Gala Reminds Industry of a Greater Fight

With T.J. Martell Foundation Funding, Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative Finds The Best Methods To Identify, Treat and Prevent Cervical Cancer in Africa

Cutting-Edge Study from Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative Launches; In Part, Funding from the T.J. Martell Foundation

Fast Company Names Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai as One of World's Top Ten Most Innovative Companies in Big Data

Tackling a Racial Gap in Breast Cancer Survival

Marcie Allen Named President of T.J. Martell Foundation 2014 National Board of Directors

Young AIDS Researchers Visit Botswana Under Leadership of Dr. Max Essex

Prostate Cancer Biomarker May Predict Patient Outcomes

Carrie Underwood Honored by T.J. Martell Foundation at Honors Gala NY

Music's Finest Come Together at Family Day LA to Help Raise Funds for T.J. Martell Foundation

L.A. Family Day To Honor Bruce Eskowitz, Phil Guerini & Michael L. Klausman

Artworks For The Cure 2013 Raises More Than $1 Million

Mark Steines Will Host Artworks for the Cure

Test Could Identify Which Prostate Cancers Require Treatment

NIH Grants $5.2M to Vanderbilt Colon Cancer Investigator

Artworks For The Cure To Be Held At The Barker Hangar October 11th-13th

Greyson Chance, Emblem3 Join Family Day NY Lineup

Team Martina Raises $40,550 for T.J. Martell Foundation

Ludacris and Joel Katz Help Kick Off Atlanta Best Cellars Dinner

Obesity Makes Cancer Harder to Treat - Interview with Martell-Funded Researcher at CHLA

T.J. Martell Foundation Hires Tinti Moffat, Director of Strategic Development

T.J. Martell Foundation Hires Director of Strategic Marketing

Family Day New York will Honor Paradigm's Marty Diamond

T.J. Martell Foundation Tees Off at Celebrity Golf Classic

Vanderbilt Study Finds State-to-State Variation in Benign Lung Disease Diagnosis

Craig Campbell Announces Final Cornhole Challenge Details

T.J. Martell Foundation Celebrates Inaugural Women of Influence Awards

T.J. Martell Unveils New Video Campaign

Martell Honors Tap Influential Women

Vanderbilt's Dr. Moses Receives AACR’s Lifetime Achievement in Research Award

T.J. Martell Foundation To Host 14th Annual Nashville Best Cellars

Craig Cambell to Host Celebrity Cornhole Tournament to Benefit T.J. Martell Foundation

Elle Varner will Perform at T.J. Martell Foundation's Women of Influence Awards

T.J. Martell Foundation Recognized in Time Magazine for Breast Cancer Grant

Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Acute Type of Leukemia

Jeff Bridges Introduces T Bone Burnett at the Nashville Honors Gala

Nashville Honors Gala features Vince Gill, T Bone Burnett, Butch Spyridon, volunteer Peggy Joyce

Massion Named to Lead Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Thoracic Program

Crested Butte Songwriters Festival Features Hit-makers and Raises Funds for Cancer Charities

Long-Term Functional Outcomes after Treatment for Localized Prostate Cancer

Montgomery Gentry Will Return as Celebrity Hosts of the 5th annual Country on the Beach

Martina McBride Fans Raise Almost $40,000 for Breast Cancer Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Martell Foundation Unveils Music's Promise for a Cure Campaign

Congratulations to Southern Region Board member Lisa Harless for being recognized by her employer and the music industry for all she does in the Nashville community!

In Girl’s Last Hope, Altered Immune Cells Beat Leukemia

F.D.A. Gives Early Approval to Drug for Rare Leukemia

Team Martina Reaches $30,000 for Breast Cancer Grant

New Research from Vanderbilt on Antioxidants and Prostate Cancer

Martell-Funded Prostate Cancer Research Published in Cancer Discovery Journal

Vanderbilt Study Finds That Green Tea Reduces Rate of GI Cancers

In Mice, Combining Cancer Vaccine and Low-Dose Anti-Angiogenesis Drug Shows Promise against Breast Cancer

One Direction Donates to T.J. Martell Foundation Through Charity Buzz Auction

37th Annual Honors Gala Brings Out Celebrities and VIP's from the World of Music & Entertainment

Randy Jackson Praises Tony Martell at 37th Annual Awards Gala

T.J. Martell Foundation Announces 3rd Annual Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins “Family Day”

Randy Jackson Comes East While “American Idol” Cools Off

Young Cancer Survivor Describes Her Journey

Exercise, Behavioral Therapy Reduce Menopausal Symptoms Caused by Breast Cancer Treatment

HIV Drug Blocks Growth of HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Cells

Treatment Options for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Expand and Evolve

Three top toques — Del Grande, Fearing, Keating — reign in the kitchen, rule on the dance floor

Stress, depression may affect cancer survival

CNN contributor Amanda Enayati ponders the theme of seeking serenity: the quest for well-being and life balance in stressful times.

Atlanta Best Cellars Dinner

Atlanta Best Cellars Dinner at the InterContinental Hotel Buckhead

18th Annual Madison Walk-a-Thon

New York
The 18th Annual Madison, NJ Walk-a-thon returns for another year and hopes to raise an unprecedented $150,000!

How You Can Help
Who We Fund
Sloan KetteringChildren's HospitalVanderbiltWinship Cancer Institute at Emory UniversityMount Sinai Medical CenterColumbia-Presbyterian Cancer CenterMD AndersonCity of HopeUniversity of California San Francisco