Today, Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), the non-profit organization of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Imagine Dragons dedicated to supporting children battling pediatric cancer, announced its seventh annual Rise Up Gala. The exclusive, one-night-only experience will welcome back actor and comedian Joel McHale as the host of the glamorous event which will take place at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 29.
Featuring an exclusive acoustic performance by Imagine Dragons, the Rise Up Gala offers attendees an exhilarating night of entertainment while celebrating the individuals who have made notable contributions to TRF through direct efforts, philanthropic support, or by raising public awareness about the challenges facing families battling a childhood cancer diagnosis. On the heels of a highly successful 2019 event, which raised more than $3.2 million, the seventh annual Rise Up Gala promises to be an extraordinary evening of inspiration and hope as TRF also honors the children whom the organization’s mission is built around.
“This year marks our seventh year supporting families around the world in their battle against pediatric cancer,” said TRF executive director Kim Gradisher. “A childhood cancer diagnosis is physically, emotionally and financially devastating to families. While the Rise Up Gala is an incredible evening, more importantly, the funds raised from the event have enabled TRF to expand its mission. As Rise Up has grown year over year, we have been able to significantly increase the number of families we support and help ease the huge financial hardship cancer treatment places on them. We hope this year’s gala will enable us to further extend our reach and offer the hope that one day, together, we can slay cancer.”
Individual tickets and corporate sponsorships are available for the 2020 event. The evening includes a cocktail hour, dinner, live and silent auctions as well as all-star entertainment. All proceeds raised benefit TRF, with 85 percent of every dollar raised going directly to support families in need. For more information, visit TRF.org.