Imagine Dragons gala raises funds to combat pediatric cancer
In an ongoing effort to generate funds for families battling pediatric cancer, the Las Vegas-based band, Imagine Dragons, raised $3.2 million at its sixth annual Tyler Robinson Foundation event on Sept. 6 at Wynn Las Vegas.
Dubbed the Rise Up Gala, the sold-out event drew more than 850 guests and featured a performance by the Imagine Dragons. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman declared Sept. 6 as Imagine Dragons Day in Las Vegas.
Among those attending were Alexandra Daddario, the cast of Le Reve: The Dream, Concetta “Aunt Chippy” Potenza, singer/Caesars Palace headliner Daniel Emmet, Dolph Lundgren, Impractical Jokers stars The Tenderloins and members of the Vegas Golden Knights, including Deryk Engelland and Marc-Andre Fleury. The evening’s emcee was Oliver Trevena.
The foundation helps strengthen families, both financially and emotionally, as they cope with pediatric cancer by providing grants to offset out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the disease. It is named for the late Tyler Robinson. For more on his life and how the Imagine Dragons got involved, read IMAGINE THERE’S NO CANCER: Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons aid pediatric cancer families.
This year’s honorary chairman was basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal.