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Disney TV star to headline event to raise funds for cancer research

by | Posted on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 — 11:13 AM

Disney television’s Coco Jones talks with Hal Moses, M.D., during a recent tour of the Frances Preston Research Laboratories at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. (photo by Lauren Holland)

Disney television personality Coco Jones will be the featured performer at this year’s Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins Family Day in Nashville.

The annual T.J. Martell Foundation event, which raises funds in support of cancer research at institutions like Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, will be held Sunday, Nov. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Curb Event Center, Belmont University.

The 14-year-old Jones is known for her performances in the Disney Channel movies and TV shows “Let it Shine,” “So Random!” and “Good Luck Charlie,” as well as on Radio Disney.
American Idol Finalist Colton Dixon is also scheduled to perform at this year’s Family Day.

In addition to live entertainment, the Family Day event will feature an indoor carnival and sports arena with inflatable basketball, football, soccer and tee-ball games, plus a photo booth and other activities. Family members can decorate their own Dunkin’ Donuts and create Baskin-Robbins sundaes. Participants will also have the opportunity to make cards for cancer patients.

The T.J. Martell Foundation, created in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell, is the music industry’s largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Martell Foundation supports the Frances Preston Research Laboratories at VICC, which are directed by Harold (Hal) Moses, M.D., VICC director emeritus.

For more information about Family Day ticket prices and VIP events, visit http://tjmartellfoundation.org/upcoming-events or call 460-8500.

Contact:
Dagny Stuart, (615) 936-7245
Dagny.stuart@vanderbilt.edu


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