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10th Annual
Cristian Rivera Foundation
Celebrity Gala

Save the Date for the 
10th Annual 
Cristian Rivera Foundation 
Celebrity Gala


Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member,
Kenan Thompson wins his 1st Emmy!

Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member, Kenan Thompson wins his 1st Emmy!

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Support Our Cause by Purchasing a Wristband
When you buy one of the CRF's wristbands, your contribution goes a long way in finding a cure for Pontine Glioma.
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T-Shirts are Now Available!
Cristian Rivera Foundation T-Shirts are now available. All proceeds from your purchase will go towards curing Pontine Glioma.
Welcome to the Cristian Rivera Foundation

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On January 22nd, 2007, 4–year-old Cristian was diagnosed with Pontine Glioma, which is an inoperable brain tumor located in the stem of the brain.

After the doctors examined Cristian and reviewed his MRI, Cristian’s mother and father received the worst news of our lives. The tumor was inoperable and the average lifespan for a child with Pontine Glioma after diagnosis is 3 to 18 months.

Cristian fought his battle with Pontine Glioma for 2 years and a few days. Cristian’s mother and father never gave up hope. They prayed that God would heal their beloved child. Cristian kept fighting against this form of cancer. He passed away on January 25, 2009, in the loving arms of his mother and father.

Cristian's story magnifies just how important the work of the Cristian Rivera Foundation truly is. That work is to find a cure for the deadly Pontine Glioma brain stem tumor that ultimately claimed the life of Cristian Rivera. Your tax–deductible donation to the Cristian Rivera Foundation will one day find a cure for Pontine Glioma so no other family will have to suffer the grief that Cristian Rivera's family has endured.


Please click on the “Donation” tab to make a tax-deductible donation to the Cristian Rivera Foundation. All of your donations will go directly to those medical facilities and scientific trials specifically researching cures for Pontine Glioma. The Cristian Rivera Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax–exempt non-profit organization. There are no salaried employees for The Cristian Rivera Foundation. The foundation operates solely through the generous efforts of volunteers. Please help us reach our goal and get involved by making a donation, joining our wristband project, or by volunteering

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Last Updated: April 2013
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