Tyler Robinson Foundation celebrates a year of giving in support of families impacted by pediatric cancer.
Imagine Dragons’ nonprofit organization looks to 2021 with partnerships with Family Reach and exciting new opportunities.
More than $1 million in grants were given to help support families battling pediatric cancer in 2020 from Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), the nonprofit organization of the GRAMMY® Award-winning band Imagine Dragons. Dedicated to helping offset out-of-pocket life expenses for families facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis, TRF continued to expand its mission and continued to grow its reach this year, despite the challenges faced in 2020.
In March, TRF announced an online donation campaign to increase emergency funds critical to supporting TRF families during these uncertain times. Throughout the month, the organization shared special messages from Imagine Dragons band members, as well as stories from TRF families on the foundation’s website and social media channels each day. The campaign sought to enhance awareness about the increased risk these families face managing mounting medical bills as they keep up with the routine costs of day-to-day living, as well as to keep their immune-compromised children safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The emergency funds campaign launched in anticipation of the increased number of pediatric cancer families requiring additional support during these uncertain times. Through financial contributions made by supporters and fans alike, over 100 families were supported by the emergency funds campaign.
Throughout the year, the organization participated in multiple virtual events in conjunction with its ambassador program, Team TRF members and corporate partners. Highlights included teaming up with Xbox and Omaze to offer one lucky winner the chance to experience zero gravity with Halo Infinite’s Master Chief and members of Imagine Dragons to support TRF, as well as Imagine Dragons bassist Ben McKee participating in Chef Ming Tsai’s Cooking Live, an annual fundraiser featuring celebrities and famous chefs in partnership with Family Reach.
In September, Summerlin Hospital Medical Center opened a reimagined nourishment room in partnership with TRF and Project 150 on the pediatric oncology floor, inspired by TRF warrior, Delilah Juarez. During her treatment at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital, Delilah saw the benefits of offering a snack room for patients and their families.
Working with a child life specialist at Summerlin Hospital, Delilah developed a similar concept for patients in Las Vegas. TRF and Project 150 donated and delivered bags of favorite snacks to stock the nourishment room, which offers patients and family members easy access to their favorite foods while in the hospital. Chemotherapy treatments can impact patient’s food preferences, and parents are often unable to leave the hospital to get food or may not be able to afford outside snacks for their child in treatment.
The organization was also named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, and received an Encompass rating of 100/100 from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
In the seven years TRF has served the pediatric cancer community, the nonprofit has provided support to more than 1,500 families around the globe and raised more than $10 million. Of every dollar TRF raises, more than 85% goes directly to families in need. For more information or to learn more about TRF, visit TRF.org and follow TRF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Tyler Robinson Foundation
Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF) helps strengthen families financially and emotionally as they cope with the tragedy of a pediatric cancer diagnosis by providing grants specifically to offset out-of-pocket life expenses. TRF is the nonprofit organization of the GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum selling band Imagine Dragons.
TRF meets a critical need in communities across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Each year, one in 285 children are diagnosed with cancer. While many pediatric cancer organizations focus on growing awareness and support for families with the physical and emotional toll of a diagnosis, the huge financial hardship cancer treatment places on families is rarely discussed.
More than 85% of every dollar TRF raises goes right to families in need. For more information visit TRF.org.