LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Laura Heatherly, CEO of the T.J. Martell Foundation (http://www.tjmartellfoundation.org) announced today that the 2013 Artworks for the Cure (http://2013artworks.org) event at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, raised more than one million dollars for funding cutting-edge leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.
Artworks for the Cure was the largest event in the history of the West Coast office of the T.J. Martell Foundation and ran over three days, each with its distinct features. The event included a VIP MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION & auction of contemporary art on Friday October 11, the SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARD dinner honoring Troy Carter, the Founder and CEO of Atom Factory and Lady Gaga's manager; Catherine An, Founder of An Catering and Tiato Restaurant; Daniel Ek, CEO and Founder of Spotify; and Rob Wells, President/ Global Digital Business for Universal Music Group on Saturday October 12. Colbie Calliat performed several of her hit songs on Saturday evening. On Sunday, October 13, art enthusiasts had the chance to attend the afternoon exhibition and auction of contemporary artworks.
"Artworks for the Cure brought together a fantastic group of people including honorees, artists, patrons, celebrities and volunteers to help raise funds for our important research programs," said T.J. Martell Foundation CEO Laura Heatherly.
Sponsors for Artworks for the Cure included American Airlines, Universal Music Group, Accenture, Code Advisors, Live Nation, Mediacom, Microsoft, Spinlet, the Wasserman Foundation and many more.
The T.J. Martell Foundation is a leader in providing grants for innovative research for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation has provided more than $260 million since it's inception in 1975. In Los Angeles, the Foundation has funded more than $27 million for pediatric cancer research at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
For more information on the T.J. Martell Foundation, log onto www.tjmartell.org.
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