T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 4TH ANNUAL FAMILY DAY TO BENEFIT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES
PJ Bloom and Robert Earl to be Honored with 2012 Humanitarian Awards
Sunday, October 28, 2012 – 12N-4PM PST – CBS Studios Backlot
Los Angeles, California …September 24 , 2012… The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research will celebrate its 4th Annual Los Angeles Family Day to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the CBS Studios Backlot from 12 noon to 4pm PST. Family Day is one of the most popular events held by the charitable organization, and has grown since its inception in New York in 1998 having raised over $4 million to date. Kevin Weaver, EVP at Atlantic Records Group serves as Family Day L.A.’s event chair.
This year, as in past years, the TJ Martell Foundation will acknowledge the valuable efforts of entertainment industry professionals who have made a difference through their philanthropic endeavors and support of cancer research. The 2012 Humanitarian Awards recipients include Robert Earl, Chairman and CEO of Planet Hollywood International and PJ Bloom, music supervisor behind the hit “Glee” franchise and an award-winning music publisher. Past honorees and guests have included Jay-Z, Jordin Sparks, Train, Nick Cannon, Cody Simpson, Mark McGrath, James Gandolfini and many others.
Hundreds of families and guests attend Family Day each year where children can enjoy an afternoon of fun and games, great food and celebrity performers. Entertainment industry parents have the opportunity to enjoy the rare chance to mix business with pleasure in a fun, vibrant setting. This year’s presenting sponsor is Top Shop/TopMan, a new apparel store opening at the Grove in Los Angeles. Multi-platinum sponsors include Warner Music Group, Nu Image/ Millenium Films, Earl Enterprises, Bloom Hergott Diermer Rosenthal La Violette & Feldman LLP and Caesar’s Foundation
Robert Earl is a leading figure in hospitality, food and beverage industries. He is the founder & CEO of Planet Hollywood International, Inc and Chairman of the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. A lifetime entrepreneur, Earl founded President Entertainment in 1977, a company specializing in theme restaurants later valued at over $100 million. He oversaw the acquisition and expansion of the Hard Rock Café franchise and also oversaw tremendous growth of brands such as Café Rouge, Dome and Mamma Amalfi which he later sold to Whitebread PLC. In 1991 he founded Planet Hollywood which achieved global acclaim in only a few short years by combining celebrity endorsements, lavish grand openings and a fully integrated and unique dining experience. In 2003 Earl announced a partnership with Lord Sandwich, the 11th Earl of Sandwich, to launch Earl of Sandwich shops in the United States. Earl expanded on the Earl of Sandwich brand by opening a high energy food court, Earl’s Court, in New York City’s Financial District. He also purchased the Aladdin Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip (now the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino). In 2006, Earl became a partner of an English Premier League soccer club. In 2008, he acquired casual dining company Buca, Inc and its chain of 88 Buca di Beppo restaurants throughout the U.S, Mexico and Engaland.
PJ Bloom is one of the top Music Supervisors in the entertainment industry. He has created and produced soundtracks for over fifty films, hundreds of television episodes, video games, advertisements and even amusement park thrill rides. Bloom’s collaborators include Ryan Murphy, Steven Spielberg, Jerry Bruckheimer, Ridley Scott and Mike Nichols. His career soundtrack sales tally nearly 50 million singles and 13 million albums worldwide. As the Music Supervisor for the entire “Glee” franchise, Bloom’s work holds the record for the most charted songs by a single act in Billboard Hot 100 chart history surpassing Elvis Presley, The Beatles and James Brown. He is also an award-winning independent Music Publisher. In 2009 Bloom signed hip-hop act Far East Movement whose No. 1 single “Like A G6” and No. 7 single “Rocketeer” have sold over 11 million units worldwide. In 2012, Bloom placed No. 80 on Billboard Magazine’s annual Power 100 List and was named Music Supervisor of the Year by the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM). He is a two-time BMI Pop Award winner, two-time BMI Urban Award Winner, two-time ASCAP Pop Award Winner and has received a host of other awards and accolades. Bloom is also a founding member of the Guild of Music Supervisors (GMS).
For information on attending or purchasing tickets to Family Day 2012 go to www.tjmartellfoundation.org or www.familydayla.eventbrite.com. Celebrity announcements and other event details will be announced over the next few weeks. Media is invited to reserve space to cover in advance.
ABOUT THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION:
The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation sources and supports early-stage research projects aimed at developing more effective clinical treatments which otherwise might not be funded. The Foundation, headquartered in New York, is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son, T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $250 million dollars for research at eleven top hospitals in the United States.
For more information go to www.TJMartellFoundation.org, www.facebook.com/tjmartellfoundation and www.twitter.com/tjmartellfoundation
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