RCA Records president/COO Tom Corson will be this year's honoree at the T.J. Martell Foundation’s Family Day. Benefiting cancer and AIDS research, the 15th annual Family Day will take place Sept. 28 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
Polo Grounds Music/RCA artist Pitbull will perform and also receive the foundation’s Family Day Artist Achievement Award. Recently signed RCA singer/actress Hilary Duff will host. Island Records duo Timeflies is also part of the day's lineup with additional guests and performers being announced shortly. Chairing this year’s event is Marcus Peterzell, exec. VP of entertainment for PR firm Ketchum.
Last year's Family Day honored Marty Diamond, Paradigm Talent Agency’s head of East Coast Music. Ed Sheeran and Jason Mraz headlined the 2013 event with Austin Mahone, Emblem 3 and Greyson Chance. To date, T.J. Martell Foundation’s Family Day has raised more than $5 million for Martell-funded research at top hospitals across the country.
"I am truly honored by this great recognition from the T.J. Martell Foundation," said Corson in a statement. "I have always supported their cutting-edge research programs and hope to help make this 15th anniversary event a huge success."