By Emily Wofford
LAS VEGAS (April 3, 2018) The Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), the nonprofit organization of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Imagine Dragons, teamed up with Mondays Dark on Monday, April 2 at The Space to raise funds for families facing pediatric cancer diagnoses. Local performers from the Las Vegas community gathered together for a special night of music, entertainment and charity.
Hosted by Mark Shunock, the evening was filled with laughs and entertainment as $10,000 was raised in 90 minutes to support the TRF mission. With the theme of entertainers from across Las Vegas performed songs and vignettes from that year. Performers from the evening included Valerie Witherspoon Knecht, Bucky Heard, Tenors of Rock, Jolana Sampson-Adamson, Travis Cloer, Denita Ashbury, Andrew Freeman, Crystal Robinson, Tape Face, Jassen Allen and John DiDomenice.
Twice a month Mark Shunock gathers an eclectic cast of guests including stars from Hollywood, The Strip, musical acts, athletes and celebrity chefs for 90 minutes of chat, entertainment =E2=80=93 and a lot of laughs. Since 2013, Mondays Dark has partnered with more than 30 local charities. Its mission is to raise $10,000 in 90 minutes. The $20 variety show has become one of the hottest tickets in town and the list of charities waiting to partner with Mondays Dark continues to grow. Mondays Dark has raised more than $500,000 and every penny has stayed here in Las Vegas with each of its featured charities.
The 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 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-percent of every dollar TRF raises goes right to families in need. To learn more or donate to TRF, visit TRF.org.