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CMT One Country celebrates giving back to the community through acts of great kindness, civic participation and volunteerism. In this spirit, we are making a donation on behalf of the winners in each category of the 2010 CMT Music Awards to the charity of their choice. See the winning charities below. Plus, purchase a nominated song from Rhapsody and all Rhapsody proceeds will go to CMT One Country in support of Tennessee flood relief. Go to Rhapsody.
Artists' Charities - Winners
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis
Network

Trace Adkins, Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

Winner: Collaborative Video of the Year
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) was established in 1991. The mission of the FAAN is to raise public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.
Shriners Hospital
for Children

Luke Bryan, Shriners Hospital for Children

Winner: USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind international health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered environment at no charge –- regardless of financial need. Shriners Hospitals rely on the generosity of donors to deliver this mission every day.
Monroe Carell Jr.
Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Hospital

Brooks & Dunn, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Hospital

Winner: Duo Video of the Year
The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt provides quality, compassionate, ethical and cost-effective care of the highest standards based on a philosophy of family-centered care. A full range of services to children, including primary care of conditions ranging from congenital birth defects to trauma injury, health maintenance for children with chronic health issues and disease prevention are offered. The hospital serves as a regional, national and international referral center for children and their families who require the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services. It also conducts research to find better solutions for the future health, welfare and care of our children and their families.
Mocha Club

Lady Antebellum, Mocha Club

Winner: Group Video of the Year
Mocha Club is an online community of people giving up $7 a month (the cost of 2 mochas) to support relief and development work in Africa. Lady Antebellum and their fans are making an impact in Cape Town, South Africa, through a project called "Learn to Earn."  In this area where up to 75 percent of people are unemployed, Lady A is helping provide job training and employment opportunities for those in need.
Humane Society of East Texas

Miranda Lambert, Humane Society of East Texas

Winner: Female Video of the Year
The Humane Society of East Texas is a selective admissions, no-kill animal sanctuary. Our goal is to place appropriate animals with responsible pet owners and to promote responsible pet ownership.
Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society

Blake Shelton, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Winner: Collaborative Video of the Year
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
C.A.T.S. Foundation

Carrie Underwood, C.A.T.S. Foundation

Winner: Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year
Carrie Underwood established C.A.T.S. Foundation -- Checotah Animal, Town and School Foundation, to help with causes in her hometown area of Checotah, Okla. “My hometown is extremely supportive of me, and I feel blessed to be able to create something as a way of giving back -- to say thank you,” said Carrie.
FiftyForward and
Meals on Wheels

Keith Urban, FiftyForward and Meals on Wheels

Winner: Male Video of the Year
FiftyForward enriches the lives of adults 50+ by providing pathways to health, well-being and lifelong learning.
Artists' Charities - Nominees
Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Jason Aldean, Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is the world’s largest grass-roots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
Kreative Kids

Laura Bell Bundy, Kreative Kids

Kreative Kids Foundation is a not-for-profit organization designed to educate, encourage, guide and support children in the creative and performing arts. The foundation provides creative and financial support for underserved children in the form of scholarships and educational artistic programs nationwide.
Plan!t Now

Kenny Chesney, Plan!t Now

PLAN!T NOW advocates the empowerment of people through information and connection and creates dialogue between people living in hurricane- and severe storm-affected areas and those who prepare coastal regions of the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean to withstand those storms. Operating with the understanding that no matter where you live, a natural disaster can happen at any time, PLAN!T NOW advocates the power of preparedness.
CMT One Country

Easton Corbin, CMT One Country

Connecting you to ways to take action and bring about positive change in your community. We even offer you additional rewards for your efforts as a volunteer. CMT One Country celebrates the accomplishments of everyday heroes and showcases nonprofit partners that are working to keep America great. We believe that every individual truly has the Power of One.
T.J.
Martell Foundation

Billy Currington, T.J. Martell Foundation

The T.J. Martell Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that supports innovative research for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research through eight top research hospitals in the United States.
W.O. Smith / Nashville Community
School of Music

Gloriana, W.O. Smith/Nashville Community School of Music

W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School makes affordable, quality music instruction available to children of low-income families.
The Toby
Keith Foundation

Toby Keith, The Toby Keith Foundation

The mission of the Toby Keith Foundation is to support charitable organizations that focus on the health and happiness of pediatric cancer patients as well as those that benefit our armed forces.
Smile Train

Reba McEntire, Smile Train

Smile Train is the world's leading cleft charity with thousands of partners and programs in 78 of the world's poorest countries. Our mission is to help the millions of children from desperately poor families in developing countries who are suffering with unrepaired clefts -- giving them not just a new smile, but a new life.
The Neighbor's Keeper
Foundation

Tim McGraw, The Neighbor's Keeper Foundation

Founded by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in 2004 out of their desire to help people in need and encourage the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors, Neighbor's Keeper seeks to strengthen communities by contributing to diverse projects with primary emphasis on children's initiatives.
Shjon Podein Foundation

Brad Paisley, Shjon Podein Foundation

In 1997, Shjon Podein (NHL alumni) and his wife, Sherry, founded the Shjon Podein Children’s Foundation. The mission of the Shjon Podein Children’s Foundation is to improve the quality of life and create an environment of caring and community support for children facing extraordinary difficulties in their lives. In the past 13 years, over $1,200,000 has been gifted to programs directly improving the lives of children. The children, their families, our board and volunteers, sponsors and celebrities all work together in our efforts to accomplish this mission.
Wounded Warrior
Project

Kellie Pickler, Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded warriors in our nation’s history.
The Monroe Carell
Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University

Rascal Flatts, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt provides quality, compassionate, ethical and cost-effective care of the highest standards based on a philosophy of family-centered care. A full range of services to children, including primary care of conditions ranging from congenital birth defects to trauma injury, health maintenance for children with chronic health issues and disease prevention are offered. The hospital serves as a regional, national and international referral center for children and their families who require the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services. It also conducts research to find better solutions for the future health, welfare and care of our children and their families.
St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital

Steel Magnolia, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from the research conducted at St. Jude – research that is shared freely with the global medical community. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatments that are not covered by insurance. No child is denied treatment because of a family’s inability to pay.
MusiCares

Sugarland, MusiCares

MusiCares provides financial assistance, confidential resources and a safety net of services to music people in times of need. We offer support for a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, treating each situation with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.
American Red Cross

Taylor Swift, American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors -- across the street, across the country, and across the world -- in emergencies. Each year, in communities large and small, victims of some 70,000 disasters turn to neighbors familiar and new -- the more than half a million volunteers and 35,000 employees of the Red Cross. Through nearly 700 locally supported chapters, more than 15 million people gain the skills they need to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their homes, communities and world. An average of 92 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The Red Cross is not a government agency. It relies on donations of time, money and blood to do its work.
Institute for Children's
Autism Research and Education

Zac Brown Band, Institute for Children's Autism Research and Education

The mission of the Institute for Children's Autism Research and Education is to support children and families to reach optimum growth, independence and joy.
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