MINNEAPOLIS - The Children's Cancer Research Fund's Dawn of a Dream Gala was highlighted on Saturday night with a very special award given to a Lakeland teen that captured the heart of a nation.
Zach Sobiech, lost his battle with terminal cancer, but at The Depot Minneapolis on Saturday he was posthumously given the Dream Maker Award, which is the highest honor that the Children's Cancer Research Fund hands out.
Zach's parents accepted the award which was presented via a pre-recorded piece by Katie Couric.
After Laura and Rob Sobiech's acceptance speech, there was a special live performance of Zach's hit song, "Clouds." The performance was produced by Karl Demer of Atomic K Records, who produced the original version of the song and all of Zach's recorded music.
In addition, the orchestral arrangement was done by Tom Demer of the Dallas Symphony, a gospel choral arrangement was done by Billy Steele of the Sounds of Blackness and it was performed by Jearlyn Steele of The Steeles and the Twin Cities Gospel Choir.
Zach's Children's Cancer Research Fund has raised more than $587,000.
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