‘Family Day’ to Benefit Martell Foundation

October 22, 2010 | Dagny Stuart

Television actress and singer Jennette McCurdy will be the headline performer at an indoor family fun event benefiting the T.J. Martell Foundation, a nonprofit which supports cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC).

McCurdy group

Actress and singer Jennette McCurdy, third from right, recently visited with investigators in the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. From left: Aubie Shaw, Ph.D., Michael Pickup, Mary Aakre, McCurdy, Agnes Gorska and Lauren Matise.

McCurdy, star of Nickelodeon’s “iCarly” series and an artist with Capitol Records Nashville, will appear at the Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin Robbins Family Day Presented by Parallel Entertainment Los Angeles.

The indoor carnival will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Halloween, Sunday, Oct. 31, at Belmont University’s Curb Event Center. The event will feature a kid’s monster mosh pit, activity area with balloon and caricature artists, carnival games, crafts, trick or treat booths, inflatable games, obstacle courses and a wide variety of food.

Admission is $15 per person or $50 for a family of four, and children under age 3 are admitted free.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 460-8500, stop by the Curb Event Center Ticket Office on the Belmont campus or visit www.NashvilleFamilyDay.com.

The T.J. Martell Foundation is a music industry foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The foundation supports cancer research at the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at VICC, led by Harold (Hal) Moses, M.D., Hortense B. Ingram Professor of Molecular Oncology and Director, Emeritus of VICC.

To date, the T.J. Martell Foundation has provided more than $240 million to leading research facilities across America.

Photo by Randi Radcliff

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