Imagine this: Local rockers Imagine Dragons banked a whopping $2.1 million for the band’s cause — supporting families battling pediatric cancer — at its recent gala fundraiser for the Tyler Robinson Foundation.
The fifth annual event for the group’s nonprofit organization — named for the late cancer victim Tyler Robinson (See our original Aug. 13 story ‘Imagine there’s no cancer’ ) — featured more than 800 guests, peppered with celebrities at Caesars Palace. Among the notables on hand were emcee Joel McHale, magician Criss Angel, actress/singer Missi Pyle, comedy troupe The Tenderloins and members of the Vegas Golden Knights.
Highlights of the evening included the honoring of those who have contributed to the cause via personal efforts, philanthropic support and raising public awareness, including: the Vegas Golden Knights; Live Nation; Tris Weeks, the foundation youth ambassador; and its Legacy honoree, business executive and Dragons business manager, Jeff Schwartz.
Foundation supporters and Dragons fans who could not attend were able to witness the red carpet arrivals and an acoustic set by the band via livestreaming. Online viewers raised an additional $5,000 in support of families dealing with pediatric cancer.
Over its existence, the Tyler Robinson Foundation has raised in excess of $7.5 million to support families fighting childhood cancer by providing grants to offset the costs associated with treatment.
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