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Ride for A Cure 09 A Success


06/26/2009
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(Webster and Assoc) Capitol Nashville Recording Artist Little Big Town hosted their third "Ride For A Cure" on Sunday, June 14, 2009 to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation. This years event was a huge success and raised $52,000 for cancer research at the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The T.J. Martell Foundation supports leukemia, cancer and AIDS research at six top hospitals in the United States. The Frances Williams Preston Laboratories were named after Frances Preston, past President and CEO of BMI and current President of the national T.J. Martell Foundation.

"We have seen this event double in size every year and we are so grateful for all the artists and fans support. We want to see a cure and we believe TJ Martell has the means and the resources to make that happen in our lifetime. I had the chance to talk to a guy who was riding his brother's bike on Sunday. His brother had passed from cancer two years prior and he was there to ride in his honor. That's the kind of story that fuels this event," states Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town.

Presented by Roberts and Lyons, the event featured a motorcycle ride from the Harley-Davidson of Cool Springs to the Harley-Davidson of Columbia, a barbecue lunch provided by Applebee's and a post ride performance by Little Big Town and friends.

"Thanks to artists such as Little Big Town who generously give their time and talent, the Martell Foundation continues to give hope to many cancer patients and their families," said Tony Conway, President of the T.J. Martell Foundation Nashville Division Board of Directors. "The Foundation has a long history of being part of the music industry and we appreciate the wonderful commitment Little Big Town has given to this cause."

For more information on Ride for a Cure or the T.J. Martell Foundation, contact the T.J. Martell Foundation at (615) 256-2002 or logo onto www.tjmartellfoundation.org.



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