The Telly Awards has named Imagine Dragons' public charity, The Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF) as a Silver winner in the 36th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled The Path to Heaven: The Story of the Tyler Robinson.
With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.
Filmed and produced by Digital Chop House, and edited by Faroe Robinson, The Path to Heaven: The Story of The Tyler Robinson Foundation graphically illustrates the connection between the Grammy award-winning band, Imagine Dragons, Tyler Robinson, and the pediatric cancer community.
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. Less than 10% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly.
In 2015 approximately 10,450 children in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer. Moreover, cancer is the leading cause of death from disease in children. Unbelievably, there’s an additional burden to manage when parents get this terrifying diagnosis: the financial fallout from pediatric cancer is often catastrophic. There are costs associated with childhood cancer that few people talk about, such as the cost of completely sanitizing the family home each month, childcare for the other children, tutoring, travel, and the loss of income when a parent quits a job to care for the ill child.
The TRF is a 501c3 Utah-based organization founded by the Grammy award-winning band, Imagine Dragons and the Robinson family. Tyler fought through several bouts with cancer before succumbing at the age of 17. His joyful and inspiring life forever changed the perspective of Imagine Dragons, the Robinson family, and fans worldwide. Since its inception in April 2013, The TRF has raised over $1,000,000 and helped more than 200 families.