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CRF Board Member Aldo Marin
Does The Drawing For The
Cristian Rivera Foundation 2021 Raffle Project

CRF Board Member Aldo Marin
Does The Drawing For The
Cristian Rivera Foundation 2021 Raffle Project

Winners Are: 1st Prize:2 Premium Tickets to a NY Yankee Game (2022 Season) Carlos Colon (#4804) 2nd Prize:$200.00 Gift Card to Salsa Bembe Restaurant, Yonkers, NY Amanda Morales (#2442) 3rd Prize:$150 Gift Card to Thalassa Restaurant, Tribeca, NY Wilda Diaz (#3481)

Spring Recipes the Whole Family will Love

Spring Recipes the Whole Family will Love

Spring has finally arrived and that means it’s time for fun, fresh spring recipes! Is your family tired of the same meals during quarantine? Looking for fresh recipes that’ll get your family excited for Spring? Here are some suggestions that’ll get everyone’s taste buds excited after a long, dreary winter. Some of these are great […]

Board Member Spotlight: Jarrad Seuferling

Board Member Spotlight: Jarrad Seuferling

As I virtually sat down to chat with long-time board member Jarrad Seuferling, there was something refreshing about him that I couldn’t immediately pin down. In our times filled with Zoom fatigue and a need to now exchange weekday small talk across a screen, with Jarrad it seemed that none of that applied. He struck […]

A Brief History of Oncology: DIPG vs Cancer

A Brief History of Oncology: DIPG vs Cancer

The earliest recorded form of cancer was breast cancer. According to historians studying the Edwin Smith Papyrus, a copy of an ancient Egyptian textbook on trauma surgery, there were eight mentions of breast cancer that were listed as being removed through an application of the “fire drill”. In the profile of the disease, the authors […]

Board Member Spotlight: Maggie Meehan

Board Member Spotlight: Maggie Meehan

Maggie Meehan is a Visiting Nurse Association hospice social worker for Ocean County, NJ and has been a long-time supporter and board member of the Cristian Rivera Foundation. Maggie’s journey started when her father passed away when she was 17 years old. The heart-wrenching, personal experience of losing someone that mattered the most and the […]

Dylan Jude Harrell

Dylan Jude Harrell

Seeing your child in the hospital is a horrible thing to witness. For Dylan’s parents, this was a reality. Dylan first experienced symptoms of DIPG when she was in daycare and her eye started moving inwards. Her parents went to visit the ophthalmologist, who told them that nothing was wrong. Later on, she began experiencing […]

The Toll of COVID-19 on Pediatric Cancer Screenings

The Toll of COVID-19 on Pediatric Cancer Screenings

On January 31st, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency. Less than two months later, on March 11th, the WHO officially declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Since then we have all been experiencing on and off lockdowns and our whole lives changed. We all had to get used to a new […]