The annual Spirit of Excellence Awards brings together music, entertainment, top business executives and celebrities and is one
of the most sought after tickets in the industry. It is also one of the most important events for The T.J. Martell Foundation
allowing the organization to continue its work in Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS research.
Los Angeles, California – (August 10, 2015) – The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer, and AIDS Research announced the Spirit of Excellence Awards celebrating four outstanding visionaries from entertainment and medicine. The Spirit of Excellence Awards will be held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. A 6:00 p.m. cocktail reception will be followed by a 7:30 p.m. dinner and award presentation. The honorees include nationally syndicated radio host Big Boy known as the “Voice of LA.” Big Boy will be honored with the Entertainment Trailblazer Award, Jeanie Buss, Co-owner and President of the Los Angeles Lakers will receive this year’s Vanguard Award recognizing those at the forefront of business leadership who give back to their communities and beyond, Richard D. Cordova, President & CEO of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will receive this year’s Spirit of Leadership Award and Michael Zislis, Owner of The Zislis Group will receive this year’s Business Visionary Award.