The T.J. Martell Foundation is celebrating a long and successful partnership with music industry legends Bob Weir and Ioannis with a special ceremony at SIRIUS XM Radio on February 24th. Weir, a founding member of the Grateful Dead who has also received acclaim with Ratdog and Furthur, and Ioannis, a famed artist who has designed album covers for legendary bands, have helped the T.J. Martell Foundation raise money for cancer and AIDS research for several years by generously donating autographed artwork for charity auctions. The T.J. Martell Foundation has provided over $240 million for cancer and AIDS research at leading research institutions nationwide over the past thirty-five years.
T.J. Martell Foundation CEO Peter Quinn says, “We are so grateful for Bob Weir’s generosity in autographing rock ‘n roll art and to Ioannis for donating his amazing artwork to us, all in support of life-saving cancer research. This truly represents what the Martell Foundation is all about – bringing the music industry together with cancer research to find a cure.”
The Foundation will present Bob Weir with a custom-made commemorative plaque in appreciation of his support on Wednesday, February 24th at 3pm in New York at the SIRIUS XM Radio offices at 1221 6th Avenue on the 36th floor. Bob Weir will also be autographing fifty museum quality, limited edition prints measuring 20×24 inches produced by Ioannis to be auctioned off to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation.