Childhood

Cristian Rivera Foundation’s annual gala to cure rare childhood cancer is set for Nov. 17

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Follow here to read
The New York Daily News article
published Today Sat 11/14
which highlights The Cristian Rivera Foundation’s
drive and dedication to find a cure for DIPG
and the upcoming Gala Tues Nov 17th
at the Broad Street Ballroom.

Monday September 13th is
Cristian Rivera’s 8th Birthday and the
Official Childhood Cancer Awareness Day

 

Monday September 13th 2010 is Cristian Rivera’s 8th birthday and this year the official National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day falls on the same day. Please take a moment to remember Cristian Rivera and support the Cristian Rivera Foundation so that we may save the lives of 300 kids a year, and allow them to celebrate their birthday with their loved ones.

I Love You Cristian.

John “Gungie” Rivera
Forever Your Daddy

Support the National Childhood Brain Tumor Prevention Act

Dear Pediatric Cancer family or family friend,

WE NEED YOUR HELP. The National Childhood Brain Tumor Prevention Act is currently working its way through Congress. If passed, this Act would allocate $25 million a year for five years for the FIRST comprehensive research into the causes of brain tumors in children, including genetics, nutrition, the environment, and more. It will give us answers about better treatments and even prevention. To get this legislation passed we need your help. If families affected by childhood brain tumors—and all those who know them, love them, and understand what they go through–could write a letter, an e-mail, or make a phone call to their federal representatives, the future of our country’s children would be brighter. As stated by world renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Patrick Kelly, “once [a child] is diagnosed with brain cancer, it’s too late.”

  • Thousands of kids are diagnosed with a brain tumor each year and more than 40% of them die.
  • The average age of a child that dies from a brain tumor is 4.
  • More than 60% of those that survive face life-long complications and side effects.

That’s why we’re asking you to contact your Congressperson and Senators to let them know that you want to see this Act made into law. For more information and quick outlines to write a letter or e-mail, or make a call, visit www.mirasmovement.org/CBTPNA.html. For further assistance or if you have questions, e-mail cbtpna@mirasmovement.org or call (607) 319-4804. Thank you for helping us change the future for children with brain tumors!

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to reflect on all the young lives that have been taken by all different kinds of cancer, including Pontine Glioma. In the same way that breast cancer is associated with pink and AIDS is associated with red, the color that signifies Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is gold. So be sure to wear a gold ribbon to show your support for children and families dealing with cancer, as well as those whose loved ones have been lost. You can also take the opportunity to support Pontine Glioma research through the Cristian Rivera Foundation by clicking the “Shop” tab and purchasing a wristband or t-shirt.