In an extraordinary, one-night-only experience, the 6th Annual Rise Up Gala raised $3.2 million for the Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), Imagine Dragons’ nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting families facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis (Pictured: Imagine Dragons – Photo credit: Gabe Ginsburg).
More than 850 guests attended the star-studded, sold-out event held at Wynn Las Vegas which featured a performance by the GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling band, as well as appearances by master of ceremonies Oliver Trevena and special guests Alexandra Daddario, cast of Le Rêve – The Dream, Concetta “Aunt Chippy” Potenza, Daniel Emmet, Dolph Lundgren, “Impractical Jokers” stars The Tenderloins, Mike Xavier, Sean Giambrone and last year’s TRF Community Impact Award honorees Vegas Golden Knights including Alex Tuch, Brayden McNabb, Cody Eakin, Deryk Engelland, Marc-Andre Fleury, Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty, Nate Schmidt, Nick Holden, Paul Stastny, Reilly Smith, Ryan Reeves and Shea Theodore.
TRF supporters and Imagine Dragons fans unable to attend the event once again had an opportunity to join the gala’s festivities from home, catching a livestream of the band’s special acoustic set as well as a livestream of the red carpet arrivals hosted by Celebrity Page TV’s Jaymes Vaughan and of HBO’s Euphoria McKenna Roberts.
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 the TRF Community Impact honorees Zappos and Zappos For Good, Team TRF Honoree Corner Canyon High School, TRF Honorary Chair Shaquille O’Neal and TRF Legacy Award honoree artist Tim and Amy Cantor.
In yet another surprise for the evening, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman recognized Imagine Dragons for their philanthropic efforts supporting families battling childhood cancer in support of TRF’s efforts in Las Vegas and beyond, naming Sept. 6, 2019 Imagine Dragons Day in Las Vegas.
The Rise Up Gala offers attendees an exclusive night of entertainment and glamour while celebrating the individuals who have made notable contributions to TRF through direct efforts, philanthropic support, or by raising public awareness for pediatric cancer. Actor and presenter Oliver Trevena serve as master of ceremonies. The evening also featured a special acoustic performance from the GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling band, Imagine Dragons. All proceeds raised benefited TRF, with 85 percent of every dollar raised going directly to families in need. For more information, visit TRF.org.