The TJ Martell Foundation raised more than $1 million for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research at its annual Artworks for the Cure event last week.
During the fundraiser, Spotify CEO & Founder Daniel Ek, Atom Factory Founder/CEO Troy Carter, Universal Music Group’s President of Global Digital Business Rob Wells and Catherine An, Managing Partner House of An (Crustacean Restaurant) and Founder of An Catering & Tiato Restauran were honored with Spirit of Excellence Awards; Grammy winner Colbie Caillat provided the entertainment at Santa Monica’s Barker Air Hanger.
The event featured exhibitions, auctions and sales of contemporary art along with live music performances. Contributing artists included Lluis Barba, Brandon Boyd (Incubus), Julian Lennon, John Mellencamp, Grace Slick, Tom Waits, Ed O’Brien (Radiohead), Justin BUA, Mister Cartoon, Leonard Cohen, Danny Clinch, Desire Obtain Cherish, Henry Diltz, Shepard Fairey, Todd James, Minjae Lee, Tom Leighton, Hank O’Neal, Yoko Ono, RISK, Nathan Sawaya, Tracey Snelling and Herb Williams.
Event sponsors included American Airlines, Universal Music Group, Accenture, Code Advisors, Live Nation, Mediacom, Microsoft, Spinlet and the Wasserman Foundation.
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.