John Legend to Present Award at T.J. Martell Foundation's Women of Influence Event

Recording industry heavyweight and civil rights activist, John Legend, will be on hand as an award presenter at the T.J. Martell Foundation's Women of Influence Los Angeles event on May 15 th, 2015 at Loews Hollywood Hotel. Legend, a 2015 Oscar winner, is managed by Ty Stiklorius, Co-President of Atom Factory, and one of the 2015 Women of Influence Award Honorees. The award recognizes leaders who inspire other women everywhere to live their dreams while balancing work, home and health.

The Women of Influence Awards Los Angeles will be hosted by Sandra Fluke, California State Director for Voices of Progress, who will also be honored at the event for her achievements in policy advocacy. She will be joined by fellow honorees, Stiklorius; Jennifer Justice, EVP of Strategic Marketing & Business Development for Roc Nation; and Sherry Dewane, Wealth Advisor for Wells Fargo. The Foundation is delighted to announce that Dr. Sara Hurvitz, associate professor of medicine and director for the Breast Oncology Program at UCLA will be the event's guest speaker. The honorees represent a dynamic group of female leaders from diverse industries like media, medicine, government and entertainment.

"I am extremely excited to announce John Legend's participation in the Women of Influence Awards in Los Angeles," said Laura Heatherly, CEO of the T.J. Martell Foundation. "This event will raise vital funds for the T.J. Martell Foundation's breast cancer and ovarian cancer research programs. This will be a crucial part of the Foundation's 40 th anniversary celebrations."

Honorees will be available for press interviews during the reception. Press should RSVP to the contact below for press attendance for coverage purposes.

The 2015 Women of Influence Los Angeles Awards & Luncheon tickets, sponsorships, and journal ads can be reviewed by going to www.tjmartell.org.

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, 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 $270 million for research that supports top hospitals in the United States. For more information go to www.tjmartell.org

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