Little Big Town cancer ride raises $52K
Friday, June 26, 2009
– Little Big Town's third "Ride For A Cure" at the end of this year's CMA Music Fest in Nashville raised $52,000 to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation.
The foundation supports leukemia, cancer and AIDS research at six top hospitals in the U.S. "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," said Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town.
The June 14 event featured a motorcycle ride, 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."
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