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April 2021 Newsletter – Happy Spring from CRF!

April 2021 Newsletter – Happy Spring from CRF!

April is here and with it comes Spring! After a long Winter, and more time than ever spent indoors due to the pandemic, we cannot wait to welcome the sunshine and get outside. As the signs of Spring begin to develop around us, our foundation’s work also continues to evolve with the changes in our […]

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 […]

Board Member Spotlight: Vanessa Rodriguez

Board Member Spotlight: Vanessa Rodriguez

Vanessa Rodriguez is a New York Real Estate agent serving both Westchester and the Bronx. She has known our founder John “Gungie” Rivera for many years, well before the Cristian Rivera Foundation was formed. Vanessa even had the pleasure of meeting Cristian a year before his passing. When the foundation was first started, she would […]

Spring Cleaning: 5 Ideas to Help Get Rid of Mental and Physical Clutter

Spring Cleaning: 5 Ideas to Help Get Rid of Mental and Physical Clutter

It’s finally springtime! The snow is melting, the flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining. Oftentimes with Spring right around the corner, spring cleaning starts to pop up in everyone’s mind. Whether it is a deep clean, redecorating, or just a fresh start, spring cleaning can be extremely beneficial for your physical and mental […]

CRF March 2021 Newsletter – We’re Lucky to Have Your Support!

CRF March 2021 Newsletter – We’re Lucky to Have Your Support!

March, the month of St. Patrick’s Day and thoughts of Spring has arrived! No matter if you are Irish or not, this month is full of festivities and unusual weather. If you live near our headquarters of New Jersey, you know that the possibilities for snow storms or sunny days are equally high. We are […]

Catching up with Jace Ward: 22-year-old DIPG Hero

Catching up with Jace Ward: 22-year-old DIPG Hero

Last week we were able to catch up with Lisa Ward, the mother of our dear friend and DIPG warrior Jace. For those of you who may remember, Jace attended our 11th Annual CRF Celebrity Gala in November of 2019 and blew the crowd away with his motivation and charm. He was diagnosed with DIPG […]