Little Big Town Raises Over $50,000 For TJ Martell

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(L-R): Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet and Karen Fairchild, event sponsor Richard Lyons of Roberts and Lyons GM, and LBT’s Kimberly Schlapman and Jimi Westbrook

Members of Little Big Town hosted their third “Ride For A Cure” on Sunday, June 14, to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation. This year’s event was a huge success and raised $52,000 for 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.

“We have seen this event double in size every year and we are so grateful for all the artists and fans support. We want to see a cure and we believe TJ Martell has the means and the resources to make that happen in our lifetime. I had the chance to talk to a guy who was riding his brother’s bike on Sunday. His brother had passed from cancer two years prior and he was there to ride in his honor. That’s the kind of story that fuels this event,” states band member Karen Fairchild.

Presented by Roberts and Lyons, the event featured a motorcycle ride from 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 and friends.

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