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Oscar-Nominated Actress Abigail Breslin Donates $10,000 to the Cristian Rivera Foundation

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The Cristian Rivera Foundation was honored this week to receive a generous $10,000 donation in the name of Oscar-nominated actress Abigail Breslin, star of such well-known films as “Little Miss Sunshine,” “August: Osage County” and “Ender’s Game.” Breslin was the honorary chair of the 2014 Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, which makes a donation each year to the chair’s charity of choice. Having known DIPG Angel Brooke Elizabeth Healey, Breslin understands the horrors of DIPG and earmarked the donation for the Cristian Rivera Foundation so that they may continue their important fight for a cure. Breslin, who may become a Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member soon, was presented with the check for the Cristian Rivera Foundation when she attended the Dubuque, IA-based festival on April 24th. Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member Elis Pacheco, who works with Breslin, personally delivered the check to Cristian Rivera Foundation Founder John “Gungie” Rivera. The Cristian Rivera Foundation is honored to have been chosen for this year’s donation and would like to thank Abigail Breslin and everyone at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival for their support.

Local Charity Raises $10,000 for Cancer Research with Charity Performance of
Award-Winning Musical!

 

Local Charity Raises $10,000 for Cancer Research with Charity Performance of Award-Winning Musical! March 23, 2012—New York, NY—New York-based not-for-profit 501(c)(3) The Cristian Rivera Foundation raised $10,000 for a pioneering cancer trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering on Thursday, March 22 with a one-night-only charity performance of award-winning bilingual musical DC-7, The Roberto Clemente Story at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre.or more information on the Cristian Rivera Foundation, visit cristianriverafoundation.org

The Cristian Rivera Foundation Raises $10,000
with Successful Theater Event

 

The Cristian Rivera Foundation hosted a successful charity performance of award-winning bilingual musical DC-7, The Roberto Clemente Story on Thursday, March 22. The event, which included a two-hour red carpet event catered by Celebrity Chef and Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member Alex Garcia, the executive chef at Babalu Restaurant and Lounge in the Bronx, raised $10,000 toward Dr. Mark Souweidane’s pioneering clinical trials aimed at finding a cure for DIPG. Dr. Souweidane attended the performance and as he accepted the check live on stage from Cristian Rivera Foundation founder John “Gungie” Rivera and all of the committee members in attendance, he announced that his team is within weeks of treating the first patient. Among the night’s high-profile attendees were The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub and Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Members sportscaster and humanitarian Roberto Clemente Jr., founder of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre Miriam Colon, businessman Elis Pacheco, founder and president of Metropolitan Recording Corporation Jerry Salerno, DJ Tedsmooth, music producer Aldo Marin, Red Entertainment Group founder Carlos Keyes, businessman Jeff Lavino, David Letterman Show staffer Karen Cerna, real estate agent Fulvia Lora, Bronx Base Builders founder William Padilla, information technology manager Steve Cox, X-Interactive Media founder Carlos Colon, philanthropist Dolores Catania.

Cristian Rivera Foundation Donates an
Additional $10,000 to Dr. Mark Souweidane

 

Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member Solange Osorio and John “Gungie” Rivera paid a visit to Dr. Mark Souweidane at Weill Cornell Medical Center on Wednesday January 26th to personally bring him a $10,000 check from the Foundation. Thus far the Cristian Rivera Foundation has donated $40,000 to Dr  Souweidane’s research.  The money will help pay for Dr. Souweidane’s clinical trials, which aim to bypass the blood-brain barrier and deliver treatment directly to the Pontine Glioma tumor. While they were there, they got the latest update on Dr. Souweidane’s research. The trials are set to begin in the next few months, after they’ve finished raising money and get final approval.