Individuals being honored at the 2012 gala:
Songwriter Kris Kristofferson — Frances William Preston Lifetime Music Industry Award
Executive Joe Galante — Tony Martell Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award
Colin Reed, Gaylord Entertainment Chairman/CEO — Lifetime Humanitarian Award
Tom Cigarran, Healthways Co-Founder and Nashville Predators Chairman/Co-Owner — Spirit of Nashville Award
C. Wright Pinson, M.B.A., MD, deputy vice chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO of Vanderbilt Health System — Lifetime Medical Achievement Award
The Honors Gala brings together leaders from the business, medical, sports, and entertainment communities to raise funds and awareness for cancer research at top US hospitals, including the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
“This event is truly special. It is one of the only times such a diverse group of professionals, entertainers and civic leaders come together for an evening that benefits such a vital cause. Through this signature event, the T.J. Martell Foundation has raised approximately $1.3 million for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research,” said Laura Heatherly, CEO of the T.J. Martell Foundation.
Co-chairs for the gala include David Corlew, Blue Hat Records/Charlie Daniels Band; Kitty Moon Emery, KittyMoon Enterprises; and Steve Hauser, WME. Table sponsorships start at $10,000, and individual tickets are $1,000. More info here.