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The Cristian Rivera Foundation is very saddened by the passing of Lauren Hill who succumbed to DIPG this morning, Friday April, 10th 2015. Her courage and drive was an inspiration to all of us. She will never be forgotten.

Olivia Boccuzzi earns her wings on Monday August 20th, 2012

  Everyone at the Cristian Rivera Foundation would like to express our condolences to the family of Olivia Boccuzzi, a beautiful girl who earned her wings this past Monday, August 20, 2012 after battling against a brain stem tumor for exactly 11 months. From the moment of her diagnosis, her parents Frank and Enza never […]

Mesenchymal Transition and PDGFRA Amplification/Mutation Are Key Distinct Oncogenic Events in Pediatric Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas

“Two distinct transcriptional subclasses of DIPG with specific genomic alterations can be defined at diagnosis by oligodendroglial differentiation or mesenchymal transition, respectively…..Patients in this later group had a significantly worse outcome with an hazard ratio for early deaths, ie before 10 months, 8 fold greater that the ones in the other. The worse outcome of […]

Fairfield woman cuts hair to raise awareness for disease, honor fallen son

Weary of grieving, a young Fairfield mom who lost a son to brain stem cancer three years ago took a bold step Thursday in her journey toward healing — she shaved her head. And embedded two important words on the newly buzzed canvas — CURE DIPG. “As fun as all this is, it’s really about […]

Race funds cancer research

The Fifth Annual Race For Grace will be held March 31 at Norwin High School. The race, which includes a five-kilometer run, five-kilometer walk and a one-mile walk, will benefit the Reflections Of Grace Foundation. The race and the foundation it benefits are named for Grace Elizabeth Ekis, a 5-year-old who died on Valentine’s Day […]

Coins For The Cure: Village Elementary School Raises Funds For Pediatric Brain Cancer Research

Coronado’s Village Elementary School Student Council representatives presented a check for $379 to the McKenna Claire Foundation, a foundation dedicated to finding the cause and the cure for Pediatric Brain Cancer. The fund drive was part of the student council’s year-long project to raise money and awareness for underfunded issues that impact children. Each month, […]