Little Big Town is set to Ride For A Cureon Sunday, June 14, 2009 benefiting the T.J. Martell Foundation. The event, presented by Roberts and Lyons, marks the third year of Little Big Town’s involvement that features a motorcycle ridefrom 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, Jamey Johnson, Jason Michael Carroll, and friends.
“We are thrilled to be part of this wonderful event to help raise funds for the T.J. Martell Foundation,” said Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town. “Our goal is for people to attend, have some fun and feel part of this special cause that is working to find a cure for cancer.”
Both motorcycle riders and non-riders are welcome to attend. The T. J. Martell Foundation is offering a special VIP ticket for $300 that includes breakfast, access to the VIP areas during the ride, lunch, a gift bag, t-shirt and performance. Rider and non-rider tickets are $35 and include the ride (if a rider), lunch, t-shirt and performance. Tickets may be purchased on line at www.nashvillerideforacure.com.
Proceeds from Ride for a Cure locally supports 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.
“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 log onto www.tjmartellfoundation.org.