The 5th Annual Ride For a Cure Raises $70,000 for the T.J. Martell Foundation!
Nashville, TN – This past weekend over 450 riders rallied at the Roundabout Plaza in downtown Nashville, ready to Ride For a Cure in support of the T.J. Martell Foundation and its research for leukemia, cancer, and AIDS. Thanks to the riders and generous donations, the event was a huge success and was able to raise $70,000.
Riders were entertained throughout the entire day, beginning with registration downtown, as performers Bo Bice, Eric Paslay, Dean Alexander, Kalleigh Bannen, and Cali Rodi took the stage for the morning jam. By 10:30am the riders headed south to Harley-Davidson Columbia where Little Big Town hosted an afternoon jam. Storme Warren of GAC’s Headline Country, and WSIX’s Big D, co-host of the popular syndicated radio show Big D and Bubba joined the event as emcees, and additional artists appearing included Jake Owen, David Nail, Jarrod Niemann, and Laura Bell Bundy.
About the T.J. Martell Foundation
The T.J. Martell Foundation is a national non-profit organization that supports innovative research for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research through eleven top research hospitals in the United States. In Nashville, the Foundation annually supports cancer research through the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The Frances Williams Preston Laboratories were established in 1993 in honor of Frances Williams Preston, past President of the T.J. Martell Foundation and former President and CEO of BMI. For more information about the T.J. Martell Foundation, log onto www.tjmartellfoundation.org.