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11th Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Celebrity Gala

11th Annual CRF Celebrity Gala

Reserve your Tickets
For the
11th Annual
Cristian Rivera Foundation
Celebrity Gala

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

130 Bowery, New York, NY 10013

This special event is hosted by our proud board member & Anchor of the award Winning NBC’s, “Today in New York” Darlene Rodriguez &
Cristian Rivera Foundation Chairman Of the Board, Andy Epstein.

The 11th Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Celebrity Gala will take place on
Wednesday, November 13th, at 6pm at Capitale in New York City.

This highly anticipated annual event was started 11 years ago to raise awareness and support the innovative clinical trials at Weill-Cornell Medical Center.

The gala’s namesake is in honor of Cristian Rivera, a young boy who lost his battle with DIPG, but inspired his father and countless other to fight for other children and families impacted by this horrible disease.

The special night includes some of New York City’s top socialites and legendary stars, all in which support the Cristian Rivera Foundation. See you there!

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the luxurious and stunning Capitale
Capitale Room 1 Capitale Room 2 Capitale Room 3

Black Tie Attire

Mark S
Dr. Kathy Warren
Pediatric Neuro-Oncologist
Recipient of the 2019 Cristian Rivera Foundation Vision of Hope Award
Presented by Dr. Mark Souweidane

Ramon S
Richard “Crazy Legs” Colon
Hip-Hop Pioneer, Actor, Activist, and Philanthropist
Recipient of the 2019 Cristian Rivera Foundation Humanitarian Award

Jarrad Seuferling
Aldo Marin
Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member
Recipient of the 2019 Cristian Rivera Foundation
Outstanding Service and Dedication Award

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Bronze: Bronze
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If you can’t attend, kindly make a donation.
A donation big or small brings us a step closer to finding a cure for
Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)

Our MissionThe mission of the Cristian Rivera Foundation is to help find the cure for
Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an inoperable
and incurable brain stem tumor.

What is DIPG
(Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma)?

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma or DIPG, is a Rare, Inoperable Brain Stem Tumor that predominantly affects children between the ages of 2 and 10. Only 200-300 cases are discovered in the United States each year and because there is no cure, it’s young victims only have an average of 3-18 months to live, after they’ve been diagnosed. There are NO SURVIVORS.

Who is
The Cristian Rivera Foundation?

The Cristian Rivera Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Organization that works tirelessly, in order to raise awareness and funds to one day put a STOP to this disease. The Cristian Rivera Foundation funds the work of Dr. Mark Souweidane of Weill Cornell Medical Center – Memorial Sloane (Kettering) Cancer Center and Dr. Oren Becher of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital and the Lurie Cancer center at Northwestern University. Both Doctors are conducting promising research and trials that have shown promising results. We are CLOSE to a CURE!

How Can You Help:
  • Help us by making a Donation.
  • Every Donation Big or Small, will help us achieve our goal.
  • Help spread the word to your family, friends and Colleagues.
Thank You again and may this be the year we say goodbye to DIPG,
(Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma),
Available Now
Cristian´s Journey
A Story Inspired by John “Gungie” Rivera, “Forever Cristian´s Daddy”
Cristian's Journey

Written by John “Gungie” Rivera
and Robert Vazquez

Available on our website

Proceeds from the purchase of “Cristian´s Journey” will be donated to support D.I.P.G. research and trials at Weill Cornell Medical Center. Thank you for bringing us closer to a cure.

The Cristian Rivera Foundation

John “Gungie” Rivera
(Founder of The Cristian Rivera Foundation & “Forever Cristian’s Daddy”)

Chairman of the Board:
Andy Epstein

Board of Directors:
Carlos Yepez and Darlene Rodriguez.

Committee Members:
Aldo Marin, Alex Garcia, Carlos Colon, Ed Martin,
Elis Pacheco, Fernando Ferrer, Jarrad Seuferling,
Jesse Allison, Kenan Thompson, Louie Vega,
Luis Guzman, Michael Flatley, Meiling Macias Toro,
Paul Pristavec, Rafael Toro, Ramon E. Javier,
Robert Vazquez, Steve Cox, and Vito Bruno.

Committee Friends:
Ben Velazquez, Dr. Manuel A. Moran,
Edward Caban, Joseph Balestrine, Maggie Meehan,
Mark Rosner, Modesto Lacen, Pablo Diaz,
Robert Dominguez, Vanessa Rodriguez
and William Pla.

Honorary Committee Members:
The Late Anthony Mason
and The Late Miriam Colon.

David Rodriguez, Dennis Rodriguez, Jose Mantilla
and Karla De Epstein

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Cristian Rivera Foundation PO Box 656. Edgewater, NJ 07020