FOUNDATION TO HOST
FOR THE CURE 2010"
ON SUNDAY, SEPT. 26TH
Featuring the works
of Leonard Cohen, Grace Slick, Ryan Adams, Jimi Hendrix,
Andy Summers, Ronnie
Wood, Brandon Boyd
President of Fox Music, and Record Executive Bob Mercer to
Bentley to emcee afternoon of
eclectic art, music, food and wine!
The T.J. Martell Foundation, the music
industry's largest charity foundation that
funds innovative leukemia, cancer and AIDS research, will be
holding its first annual, "ARTWORKS
for the Cure 2010," on Sunday,
Sept. 26th at the Writers Boot Camp at Bergamot
Station in Santa Monica from
1 p.m. -5 p.m. It promises to be an entertaining and
stimulating event at Southern California's largest and most
unique art gallery complex. Music will fill the air, wine
will be poured, and catering will be provided by Beverly
Hills' famed An Catering/ Crustacean
The afternoon will feature a broad spectrum of art and
photography, a contemporary exhibit that spans the spectrum
from studio to street! The collection includes contemporary
art, both originals and limited editions, from over 50
established and up-and-coming painters, sculptors and
photographers including the graphic works of many well-known
music artists. All artwork is for sale or auction at
"ARTWORKS for the
Cure 2010," with all proceeds benefiting the
T.J. Martell Foundation. Many of the
artists will be in attendance, as well as personalities from
music, film and television.
"Artworks will give fans and collectors a wonderful
opportunity to discover talented new artists as well as
re-discovering those already known,"
said Vicki Robles, Executive Director of the Foundation's
West Coast office.
Sponsors include Continental Airlines, City National Bank,
MySpace Music, BMI, The Gary Group, Gibson Guitars, ICM and
Childrens Hospital LA. The afternoon will also feature a
live auction, including once-in-a-lifetime trips and pieces
of art. Tesla Motors is donating a weekend with a Tesla!
There will be something to get everyone's motor running!
Gibson Guitars is donating instruments, which will be
painted specially for the event by fine artists and
the Cure 2010"
honors Robert Kraft, President of Fox Music, and the memory
of Bob Mercer, CEO,
NOW That's What I Call Music.
Kraft is responsible for the music content of Fox filmed
entertainment productions. His work has earned him Academy
Award, Golden Globe and Grammy nominations
Bob Mercer's music career started at EMI London, where he
signed Queen and many other platinum artists. He managed
Paul McCartney and ran Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville label.
He headed up NOW That's What I Call Music and is being
The T.J. Martell Foundation is the largest
single donor for research at our local Children's Hospital
Los Angeles. Over $27 million has been granted to the
hospital to fund their ground breaking work in the fight
against pediatric cancer. Grants provided by the
T.J. Martell Foundation have produced amazing
results, especially in the area of children's cancers, where
the survival rate for neuroblastoma, a form of cancer that
attacks the young, has increased from 15% to 80% over the
past fifteen years.
Tickets, Honoree Tribute and Sponsorship packages are
available for this very worthwhile (and fun!) event. For
additional information, please visit
About the T.J. Martell
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 memory of his son, T.J.,
a victim of leukemia. The Foundation is dedicated to
raising funds for the innovative initial and ongoing
research for the treatments and cures of Leukemia, Cancer
and AIDS. The Foundation has provided over $240 million
dollars for research through a variety of events including
concerts, gala awards dinners, family day activities, golf
tournaments, wine dinners, and walk-a-thons. Research
facilities funded by the foundation include T.J. Martell
Memorial Laboratories at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Memorial
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Columbia-Presbyterian
Cancer Center, all located in New York City, Neil Bogart
Memorial Laboratories at Children's Hospital Los Angeles,
Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at the
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Harvard School
of Public Health, Massachusetts General Cancer Center, The
Mayo Clinic, and Winship Cancer Center at Emory University.
This year marks the 35th anniversary for the T.J.