In a heartwarming tribute to the late, great Robin Williams, actor and philanthropist Ryan Reynolds is set to be honored with the prestigious Robin Williams Legacy of Laughter Award at the upcoming 11th annual Revels & Revelations fundraiser.
The event is organized by Bring Change to Mind (BC2M), the mental health-focused nonprofit founded by acclaimed actress Glenn Close. Scheduled for October 9th, this year's Revels & Revelations will take place at the renowned City Winery in New York City, promising an unforgettable evening in celebration of comedy, compassion, and community.
The Robin Williams Legacy of Laughter Award, an annual recognition by BC2M, is a heartfelt tribute to the legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams. Williams' children, Zak, Zelda, and Cody, have continued his legacy by bestowing this award upon individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the world of comedy and mental health advocacy.
Ryan Reynolds joins a distinguished list of past recipients, including Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Stiller, the Smith family, Dan and Eugene Levy, and Melissa McCarthy. Glenn Close, the driving force behind BC2M, expressed her anticipation for the upcoming event, stating, "I am looking forward to a spectacular evening and am grateful for the generosity of my fellow artists who will gather to honor Ryan Reynolds and to inspire what I hope will be a record-breaking evening to sustain and create vital Bring Change to Mind Clubs throughout this country."
Gala Highlights: Performances & Auction
The fundraiser promises an evening filled with laughter and entertainment, featuring performances by country music sensation Reba McEntire and the talented comedian Amy Schumer.
The lineup also includes musicians Jake Wesley Rogers, Jayli Wolf, and BC2M ambassador and performer Wayne Brady, ensuring a diverse range of entertainment. Adding to the excitement, the event will host an auction led by the charismatic Scott Nevins, with enticing prizes such as an exclusive garden tour and lunch experience with Food Network star Ina Garten at her East Campton home and a coveted signed guitar from pop icon Taylor Swift.
Importantly, the funds raised during this gala will be directed toward providing vital resources for mental health support to teenagers across the United States. BC2M's commitment to destigmatizing mental health issues and promoting understanding and empathy aligns seamlessly with the award's purpose and the mission of this significant event.
The 11th annual Revels & Revelations fundraiser promises to be a night to remember, celebrating laughter, legacy, and the power of giving back to those in need. As the world watches with anticipation, Ryan Reynolds' well-deserved recognition is certain to shine a spotlight on the critical cause of mental health awareness.