The T.J. Martell Foundation hosted its sixth annual Nashville Honors Gala tonight at the Omni Nashville Hotel. The evening was emceed by Charles “Chip” Esten and honored five prominent Nashville leaders. The event raised more than $500,000 toward innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The T.J. Martell Honors Gala is one of Nashville’s most high profile annual fundraisers, which brings together celebrities with business, medical, sports and entertainment industry leaders to raise awareness for innovative cancer research.
“This affair is one of Nashville’s most anticipated annual fundraisers and honors some truly notable and deserving community leaders,” said Tinti Moffat, T.J. Martell Foundation’s director of strategic development. “We challenged ourselves this year to raise the bar and were so pleased at the outcome. We couldn’t be more appreciative of the support from the music, the business and the medical communities.”
The evening began at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and premiere silent auction, with festivities continuing at 7 p.m. with dinner, the awards presentation, musical performances and a live auction. The evening’s star-studded lineup included celebrity performances by Blue Sky Riders (a trio comprised of Gary Burr, Kenny Loggins and Georgia Middleman), Sheryl Crow with Charlie Worsham, Tim McGraw, Jake Owen and Darius Rucker. Gala guests included additional notables such as Luke Bryan, Big and Rich and Chris Young.
For more information about the T.J. Martell Foundation, visit www.tjmartell.org.
Photos Courtesy of the T.J. Martell Foundation