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T.J. Martell Foundation's Family Day Photo Slideshow Featuring Pitbull, Hilary Duff, Bleachers, Timeflies, Us The Duo, Bea Miller, And More

by Caitlin Carter   Sep 29, 2014 10:23 AM EDT

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    Pitbull performs crowd favorites at Family Day (Photo : Caitlin Carter)
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    The festivities are just getting started at the Hammerstein Ballroom (Photo : The festivities are just getting started at the Hammerstein Ballroom)
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    Girls line up to play shooting game at the 2014 T.J. Martell Family Day (Photo : Girls line up to play shooting game at the 2014 T.J. Martell Family Day)
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    Attendees gather around the table with free Baked By Melissa cupcakes (Photo : Attendees gather around the table with free Baked By Melissa cupcakes)
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    Timeflies plays a stripped down set (Photo : Timeflies plays a stripped down set)
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    Bella Face Painting provided fun for children with free face painting (Photo : Bella Face Painting provided fun for children with free face painting)
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    Bea Miller showcasing the talents you saw on X Factor (Photo : Bea Miller showcasing the talents you saw on X Factor)
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    Bea Miller playing in front of her family for the first time since X Factor (Photo : Bea Miller playing in front of her family for the first time since X Factor)
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    Attendees get competitive at the hoop challenge (Photo : Attendees get competitive at the hoop challenge)
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    Skeeball is fun at any age (Photo : Skeeball is fun at any age)
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    Bella Face Painting hard at work (Photo : Bella Face Painting hard at work)
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    Nothing beats cotton candy (Photo : Nothing beats cotton candy)
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    Who wants to come on stage?? (Photo : Who wants to come on stage??)
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    Hilary Birthday getting ready to hear "Happy Birthday" (Photo : Hilary Birthday getting ready to hear "Happy Birthday")
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    Auction winners, Bea Miller, and Us The Duo sing "Happy Birthday" to Hilary Duff, along with the crowd. (Photo : Auction winners, Bea Miller, and Us The Duo sing "Happy Birthday" to Hilary Duff, along with the crowd. )
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    Focusing hard on their X-Men game (Photo : Focusing hard on their X-Men game)
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    A guitar made out of LEGOS was up for bid in the silent auction (Photo : A guitar made out of LEGOS was up for bid in the silent auction)
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    Cake Boss (Carlo's Bakery) did great work on the cake, featuring all the performers and host Hilary Duff (Photo : Cake Boss (Carlo's Bakery) did great work on the cake, featuring all the performers and host Hilary Duff)
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    Us The Duo showcasing their love (Photo : Us The Duo showcasing their love)
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    Bleachers plays a stripped down set for the crowd (Photo : Bleachers plays a stripped down set for the crowd)
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    Honoree Tom Corson chats with event-goers (Photo : Honoree Tom Corson chats with event-goers)
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    Watching cotton candy being made. Mesmerized. (Photo : Watching cotton candy being made. Mesmerized. )
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    Silent auction items (Photo : Silent auction items)
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    Marcus Peterzell thanks attendees (Photo : Marcus Peterzell thanks attendees)
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    Dale! (Photo : Dale!)
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    Dale! Pitbull delivers and energetic set, backed by his dancers (Photo : Dale! Pitbull delivers and energetic set, backed by his dancers)

The 15th annual Family Day, hosted by the T.J. Martell Foundation, took place yesterday at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The event featured a variety of carnival games and arts and crafts, top-notch desserts (thanks to Cake Boss and Baked By Melissa), celebrity guests as well as performances by Pitbull, Timeflies, Bleachers, Us The Duo, and Bea MillerHilary Duff, who was celebrating her birthday, hosted the festivities.

This year's event honored RCA Records President/COO Tom Corson and his family for their support of the organization over the years. The foundation also, for the first time, honored an artist at the event, presenting Pitbull with the Artist Achievement Award.

We recently spoke to Family Day's chairman Marcus Peterzell about why the work the T.J. Martell Foundation is doing is so important.

"There is so much important cancer research being done. Unfortunately the current nature of cancer research is that we need more and more new treatments because there are so many different kinds of cancer," Peterzell told Music Times. "The reality is that the big funders, including the government, just can't fund them all. So there are a lot of great researchers who have some promising treatments and no one is able to fund them to see if they are even going to become real. That's where we put our funds. To me the ability to really do that early-stage funding and find a miracle cure is really important, and that's why the foundation's work is so important is that it provides that early funding."

Check out our photo slideshow above from yesterday's festivities and learn more about the T.J. Martell Foundation and their upcoming fundraising events here.

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