'Team Martina' Raises $40,550 For T.J. Martell Foundation
July 24, 2013 at 7:15 AM (PT)
The "MARTINA McBRIDE BREAST CANCER RESEARCH GRANT" was in the amount of $40,550 and will be used to assist triple negative breast cancer research at VANDERBILT.
"I am so proud of this amazing team of volunteers," said MARTINA. "They are truly making the world a better place with their fundraising efforts and I'm honored they are doing it in my name. We give this grant in honor of our friend and team mate TAIRA BAUGHMAN who was an inspiration to so many. She dedicated her life to her family and to helping others and this grant will undoubtedly touch the lives of countless women."
BAUGHMAN appeared in McBRIDE’s 2011 music video for "I’m Gonna Love You Through It" and was a TEAM MARTINA volunteer. She lost her battle earlier this year, with the same type of cancer that this grant will assist in fighting. To date, TEAM MARTINA volunteers have raised over $100,000 for various causes since coming together in 2011.