$47,268.37 raised in 2013
Lindsay Walleman’s passion for music was an inspiration to all, and her dedication to the artists she worked with as Regional Promotion Manager at Warner Music Nashville (WAR Promotion Team). On April 9, 2013, Lindsay lost her less than 3-month battle with sarcoma at the age of 28. Lindsay was a sparkling original in the industry, one who bundled an adventurous spirit, effortless beauty, and unique style with her always radiant smile. At the time of her passing, she had become one of the most revered, loved, and admired persons in the field of radio promotion. Based in Chicago, her responsibilities included the Midwest & Northeast regions. Lindsay excelled because of her musical heart, and her legacy as a music lover and advocate for the artists and songs she passionately represented (Faith Hill, Big & Rich, Gloriana, Frankie Ballard, Jana Kramer, Brett Eldredge, and Charlie Worsham) continues to inspire countless individuals. She lived with purpose - and encouraged those around her to always “live with love” and to “remember to love and cherish every moment, chase every dream, and never settle for anything less than you deserve in life!"
FTL is an acronym for “For The Linds”, which was the phrase used by her promotion team as they dedicated all artist successes and airplay in her honor during her rounds of chemo and treatment. Hundreds of emails, pictures, buttons, & stickers were exchanged, and thus the “FTL” phrase and logo became a popular symbol of Lindsay’s battle with sarcoma.
Throughout Lindsay’s journey & even among her last wishes was an expressed desire to advance sarcoma initiatives. It is in Lindsay’s honor that the FTL Sarcoma Fund seeks to expand national awareness with fundraising initiatives geared to specifically support SARCOMA research among the nation’s leading institutions, scientists, & doctors. FTL will raise money to set-up a Sarcoma Fund through one of the many hospitals funded by the T.J. Martell Foundation, a music industry charity near and dear to Lindsay's heart that raises money for innovative cancer research nationwide.