The Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF) was started by family members of Tyler Robinson and members of the band Imagine Dragons. TRF was created to
“strengthen families financially and emotionally as they cope with the tragedy of a pediatric cancer diagnosis by providing hope, information, and relief through financial services, caring volunteers, and monetary grants.”
At 16-years-old, Tyler was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Tyler had a positive and amazing outlook on life. After a long battle with cancer, Tyler was declared cancer free, however, Tyler’s cancer returned unexpectedly and a few months later he passed away.
During Tylers’ cancer battle, he grew close to the band Imagine Dragons. Tyler loved music and one of his favorite lyrics during the time he was battling cancer comes from the song “It’s Time,” which says The road to heaven runs through miles of clouded hell. When the band heard about this, they dedicated the song to him at a show – this was the beginning of a long friendship.
TRF set out to raise money this month for pediatric cancer patients. They rode from Canada to Mexico, calling their project CanCo. They stopped at 10 families along the way surprising each of them with $10,000 each!
Media said that $100,000 was not enough to move people, not enough of a good story. What do YOU think? For more information and to donate to a cause that affects so many of us, click here.
At Salt Sky we are extremely excited to be partnering with The TRF Foundation and these incredible and inspiring people. Stay tuned for a great event coming up in March, updates and information to come!
We love you TRF and Imagine Dragons for all the good you are doing and we are so excited to be joining you.
Salt Sky Team