Event at Wynn Las Vegas raised funds for pediatric cancer and featured special performance from the GRAMMY Award-winning band
In an extraordinary, one-night-only experience, the seventh annual Rise Up Gala raised over $2.6 million for Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), Imagine Dragons’ nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting families facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis.
Hosted by actor and comedian Joel McHale, the sold-out event held at the beautiful outdoor pavilion at Wynn Las Vegas was attended by 660 guests and featured an evening full of surprises, including an exclusive performance by the GRAMMY Award-winning, multiplatinum-selling band. TRF supporters and Imagine Dragons fans unable to attend the event in person had the opportunity to join the gala’s festivities from home, catching a livestream of the band’s special acoustic set, which included “Believer,” “Follow You,” “Whatever It Takes,” Tyler’s song, “It’s Time” and many others.
During their performance, Dan Reynolds pledged a $50,000 donation to TRF if a guest was willing to sing “Radioactive” on stage. Cooper Sandoval, a TRF Ambassador from Reno, took the mic and performed the band’s hit single, without missing a beat and bringing the entire pavilion to their feet.
Additionally, the Rise Up Gala honored those who have made notable contributions to TRF through direct personal efforts, philanthropic support, or by raising public awareness for pediatric cancer. This year’s honorees included TRF Community Impact honoree Intermountain Healthcare, Team TRF honoree Richard Rundle Elementary School and TRF Legacy Award honoree Matthew Frazier and John C. Kish Foundation.
In the eight years TRF has served the pediatric cancer community, the nonprofit has provided support to more than 2,000 families around the globe and raised more than $12 million. Of every dollar TRF raises, more than 85% goes directly to families in need. For more information or to learn more about TRF, visit TRF.org and follow TRF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.