Nashville, Tenn (July 1, 2020) — Earlier this month, the T.J. Martell Foundation celebrated Rae Krenn, everyone’s favorite hostess at The Palm in downtown Nashville, by presenting her with the first-ever Sunshine Award. As a testament to the power of Krenn’s positivity and impact on her community, the T.J. Martell Foundation has decided to rename the award — the Rae Krenn Sunshine Award 

Beginning in September 2020, the award will be presented monthly to a treasured member of our community who positively makes each day a better day, just by being themselves.  

Recipients of the Rae Krenn Sunshine Award will be presented with a commemorative plaque, a complimentary lunch for four at The Palm in downtown Nashville and will be recognized all month long on the T.J. Martell Foundation website and social media pages.  

Sponsorship of the Rae Krenn Sunshine Award is a minimum $2,500 donation, which is 100% tax deductible and supports the T.J. Martell Foundation’s cancer research programs at nine NCI-designated flagship hospitals including the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.    

“Help us recognize and celebrate those ‘silver linings’ in our community who are inspiring, put a smile on everyone’s face and who make a difference, all in support of cancer research,” says T.J. Martell Foundation board member and president/CEO of Soundcheck Nashville Ben Jumper

To sponsor a deserving individual for the Rae Krenn Sunshine Award, email Tinti Moffat at For more information, visit  


The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s leading foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer. The foundation was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $280 million for research that supports nine flagship hospitals in the United States.

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