Tuesday, June 13, 2017

T.J. Martell Foundation Celebrates Inaugural Warren Peace Ride

The inaugural Warren Peace Motorcycle Ride and Parking Lot Party hosted by Storme Warren with country music stars Montgomery Gentry and friends was held on Saturday, June 10 in Nashville to fund life-saving cancer research programs. The day began with registration and a kick-off party at Music City Indian Motorcycles hosted by T.J. Martell Foundation board member, Ricky Kelley.

"I have been involved with the T.J. Martell Foundation, which raises funds for cancer research at hospitals around the country, for more than 20 years," said Storme Warren of SiriusXM. "It is an honor to now have a ride in my name where we will continue to raise funds for this terrible disease for years to come."  Storme began the celebration by explaining that the Warren Peace name originated from Storme's father's boat many years ago and said that his philosophy was, "Warren Peace is everywhere we want to be and the attitude we take to get there. Welcome home."

Storme then led the crowd in the national anthem before the motorcycles roared out to tour Nashville on their way to 3rd & Lindsley.

The inaugural event hosted over 100 motorcycle riders escorted by a host of Metro Nashville Police officers and ended at a Parking Lot Party at 3rd & Lindsey in St8mnt's parking lot.  Storme Warren and Montgomery Gentry took the stage and kicked off the Parking Lot Party.  More music throughout the day was provided by beloved country music artists Ray Scott, Shelly Fairchild, James Otto, Wade Hayes, David Tolliver from Halfway to Hazard and others.  Nashville's WKRN news anchor, Neil Orne also joined Warren on stage to welcome the crowd.

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 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 dollars for research that supports flagship hospitals in the United States.

For more information on the T.J. Martell Foundation visit www.tjmartell.org.

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