Robin Williams' daughter, Zelda, is committed to honoring the late actor's life in a beautiful way.
On Thursday, the "Today" show aired an interview with Zelda Williams, in which she talked about her father's death and legacy. While the 25-year-old touched on a variety of details in her dad's life, she emphasized his love for giving back.
"He’s done charity as long as he had the wherewithal and the ability to do it," she told "Today." "That was what his favorite thing, other than comedy, really was."
An enormous thank you to @tvkatesnow and the @todayshow, for allowing me the opportunity to raise awareness and help support one of Dad's favorite charities, the @cafoundation. Also, thank you to the Noble Awards, for letting me honor Dad's CAF triathlon teammates, Ironman Scott Tinley and Paralympian Rudy Garcia, and presenting them with a 50k donation to be allotted towards the endowment CAF is creating in my father's memory. The Challenged Athletes Foundation is a non-profit that provides education, community support and the sports adaptive prosthetics/specialty wheel chairs not often provided by health insurance that allow those in need the ability to regain the sort of mobility most believe they'd never have again. Whether they're veterans, children or adults, CAF does whatever they can to help them once more lead full, active lives. Dad did the 44 mile bike leg of the CAF triathlon with Rudy and Scott from 1998 until his health no longer allowed him to do so in 2009, and it meant the world to him. While I'm in no way capable (at least not yet 😄) of biking 44 miles, I will do everything else in my (decidedly less athletic) power to continue Dad's legacy and support the charities he loved that I've watched first hand change thousands of lives. Thanks everybody ❤ (btw, if you TL;DR this, you're a lazy bum! Ha 😁) fabulous hair and makeup by the lovebugs at @901too, and beautiful dress (and might I add, the comfiest ever) by @Prada
According to her Instagram page, the 25-year-old will present a $50,000 donation to her father's former triathlon teammates, Ironman Scott Tinley and Paralympian Rudy Garcia-Tolson, from the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), a group with which Robin Williams frequently worked, that supports athletes with physical disabilities. The donation, which will be presented at Friday's Noble Awards honoring humanitarians, will go toward a fund created by CAF in the late actor's memory.
Zelda Williams also expressed her commitment to carrying out the work her father was so passionate about.
"I will do everything else in my (decidedly less athletic) power to continue Dad's legacy and support the charities he loved that I've watched firsthand change thousands of lives," she wrote on Instagram.
To learn more about the Challenged Athlete Foundation, visit their website here.