Ryan Reynolds to Receive Robin Williams Legacy of Laughter Award

Ryan Reynolds will receive Bring Change to Mind’s (BC2M) Robin Williams Legacy of Laughter award at its 11th annual Revels & Revelations fundraiser, the organization announced Wednesday. This year’s fundraiser will be held in New York City at City Winery New York on Oct. 9.

BC2M is Glenn Close’s mental-health-focused nonprofit organization. Each year, the Robin Williams Legacy of Laughter award is given out at the fundraiser in honor of the late actor by his children, Zak, Zelda and Cody. Previous recipients include Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Stiller, the Smith family, Dan and Eugene Levy and Melissa McCarthy.

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“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,” said Close.

The Revels & Revelations fundraiser will see performances by country music star Reba McEntire and comedian Amy Schumer. Additional performers include musicians Jake Wesley Rogers, Jayli Wolf and BC2M ambassador and performer Wayne Brady. Paul Shaffer serves as musical director of the fundraiser while Erich Bergen returns to host.

Additional festivities include an auction led by Scott Nevins that includes prizes such as a garden tour and lunch experience with Food Network star Ina Garten at her home in East Campton and a signed guitar from mega artist Taylor Swift. All funds raised at the event help support BC2M’s High School Program aiding teens and providing resources for mental health across the U.S.

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