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T.J. Martell Foundation 44th Annual Gala

T.J. Martell Foundation 44th Annual Gala

Chris Young, Sarah Trahern, Trisha Tearwood and BeBe Winans

The T.J. Martell Foundation for Cancer Research held their 44th Annual New York Honors Gala last evening Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. Honorees included Atlantic Records’ Michael Kushner, BMI’s Mike O’Neill and Country Music Association’s Sarah Trahern.  Comedian and actor Bill Bellamy to hosted.

2019 T.J. Martell Foundation Gala Honorees Michael Kushner, Sarah Trahern, and Mike O’Neill Photo by Brian Hester
T.J.Martell Foundation Honoree Michael Kushner and family arrive for the 44th Annual Gala Photo by Brian Hester
T.J.Martell Foundation Honoree Mike O’Neill and family arrive for the 44th Annual Gala Photo by Brian Hester
T.J.Martell Foundation Honoree Sarah Trahern and presenter Trisha Yearwood arrive for the 44th Annual Gala Photo by Brian Hester

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. The Foundation 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 $280 million for research at nine flagship hospitals in the United States. For more information on the T.J. Martell Foundation visit www.tjmartell.org

Pink Sweat$ arriving on the Red Carpet at the T.J. Martell Foundations 44th Annual Gala Photo by Brian Hester
Chris Young and BeBe Winans arriving on the Red Carpet at the T.J. Martell Foundations 44th Annual Gala Photo by Brian Hester
Sarah Trahern and Chris Young arriving on the Red Carpet at the T.J. Martell Foundations 44th Annual Gala Photo by Brian Hester
BeBe Winans arriving at the 44th Annual T.J.Martell Foundation Gala held at Ciprian W42 Photo by Brian Hester
Chris Mullin,Michael Kushner, Sarah Trahern, Mike O’Neill and host Bill Belllamy on the Red Carpet at the 44th Annual T.J.Martell Gala Photo by Brian Hester
Joel Katz takes a minute to honor some of those souls the music industry lost to cancer this past year as their photos are shown on the screen above. Photo by Brian Hester
Event host Bill Bellamy on stage at the 44th Annual T.J. Martell Foundation Gala Photo by Brian Hester
Pink Sweat$ belts out a soulful number at the 44th Annual T.J. Martell Foundation Gala Photo by Brian Hester
BeBe Winans at the T.J. Martell Foundations 44th Annual Gala Photo by Brian Hester
Trisha Yearwood at the T.J. Martell Foundations 44th Annual Gala Photo by Brian Hester
Chris Young brought many in the audience to tears as he preformed his hit “Drowning” as a tribute to all those we have lost to cancer. Photo by Brian Hester

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Brian Hester is a New York City based freelance photographer covering any nature of event including but not limited to; breaking news, sports, entertainment, fashion, nature and whatever may catch his wandering eye. Since 2011 Brian, has been covering community events and high school sports for North Jersey Media Group and their successor Gannett USA Today. His clients include Rutgers University and Monmouth Athletics. ​You can see more of his work at www.brianbehindthelens.com

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