TJ Martell Foundation

Music's Promise for Curing Cancer

Supported by the Music Industry for Forty-Five Years

Founded in 1975

$280 Million to Cancer Research

Join Us In The Fight

The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry's leading foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer.

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Help Those in Need

The T.J. Martell Foundation funds top hospitals with a focus on early-stage cancer research that will lead to clinical trials and drug discoveries.

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Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate Sponsorship

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Support The Cause

We are honored to support these tribute funds and encourage you to donate.

Phran Galante Memorial Fund for Lung Cancer Research

Latest Foundation News

T.J. Martell Foundation to Continue Celebrating Admired Individuals with the Rae Krenn Sunshine Award

Earlier this month, the T.J. Martell Foundation celebrated Rae Krenn, everyone's favorite hostess at The Palm in downtown Nashville, by presenting her with the first ever Sunshine Award. As a testament to the power of Krenn's positivity and impact on her community, the T.J. Martell Foundation has decided to rename the award - the Rae Krenn Sunshine Award.

T.J. Martell Foundation Presents First Sunshine Award to Rae Krenn

The T.J. Martell Foundation has bestowed the first-ever Sunshine Award to The Palm Restaurant's Rae Krenn. Music City's "hostess with the mostess" was to receive the award in April during the Nashville Comedy Festival, but due to the pandemic, the event was forced to cancel.

T.J. Martell Foundation Announces Drink Wine - Cure Cancer

The T.J. Martell Foundation for Cancer Research has partnered with Olé & Obrigado, artisan wine makers from Spain and Portugal, for the Drink Wine – Cure Cancer promotion. When everything else in our lives has been cancelled, unfortunately cancer has not.  The partners have created an innovative virtual event to replace one of the Foundation’s Best Cellar dinners, one of their popular annual events.

T.J. Martell Foundation Celebrates 12th Annual Nashville Honors Gala

Reba McEntireVince GillCeCe WinansRascal FlattsWade HayesMichael Rayand Carly Pearce were on hand to celebrate some of T.J. Martell Foundation’s biggest supporters on Monday evening (Feb. 24) during the 12th Annual Nashville Honors Gala. The night recognized Dr. Jordan Berlin, Patrick G. Emery, Laurie and Jim Seabury, Amy Grant and Clint Higham while raising $1 million for cancer research.

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