The fifth annual Rise Up Gala lived up to its name on Sept. 14. The Imagine Dragons benefit for the Tyler Robinson Foundation raised a record $2.1 million to support families facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis.
More than 800 supporters were feted during an acoustic performance by the band, live and silent auctions, dinner and cocktails at Caesars Palace.
Comedian Joel McHale returned to host the fundraiser attended by Criss Angel, Linds Edward, Missi Pyle, Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Young and his wife, Barbara, John Caparulo, Carrot Top, Anthony Cools and others.
Awards given out by the Imagine Dragons recognized individuals for contributions to the foundation. The Vegas Golden Knights were on hand to receive the TRF Community Impact Award.
Others honored for humanitarian efforts were Live Nation (TRF Corporate Partner Award), and Jeff Schwartz, business executive/Imagine Dragons business manager (TRF Legacy Award). Tris Weeks, a 17-year-old singer/songwriter based in Florida, was the TRF Legacy Award recipient for organizing benefit concerts and performing open mic nights to raise funds for pediatric cancer charities.