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Cristian Rivera Foundation to Appear on West Side Highway Billboard

The Cristian Rivera Foundation is taking its fight to the streets. The New York-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization will be appearing on a 68×20 billboard, facing south on the north side of the West Side Highway and 132nd Street in Manhattan, for one month beginning May 10, 2010. Renowned NYC event promoter John “Gungie” Rivera created […]

Miriam Colon and Khaliah Ali Join the Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee

The Cristian Rivera Foundation welcomed two new members to its high-profile Committee actress Miriam Colon and Khaliah Ali, daughter of Mohammad Ali. Colon is a veteran of stage and screen, having appeared in Scarface, All the Pretty Horses, soap opera Guiding Light and HBO’s How to Make it in America. She is also the founder, […]

Cristian Rivera Foundation Features in Life & Style Magazine

The Cristian Rivera Foundation made the pages of Life & Style magazine. The publication’s latest issue features a photo of P. Diddy showing off the Cristian Rivera Foundation wristband he was seen wearing at New York nightclub Duvet, as well as information about the Foundation’s mission to help children with Pontine Glioma. From the article: […]

Cristian Rivera Foundation Hosts Successful First Gala

The Cristian Rivera Foundation welcomed family, friends, Committee members and special celebrity guests to its first Gala on Tuesday, September 29 at Eden. Hosted by comedian Ruperto Vanderpool and emceed by J.I. Starr of La Mega 97.9 FM, the night featured entertainment from Committee member Raul Acosta of Oro Solido, as well as moving tributes […]

Jim Jones Joins Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee

Jim Jones, the American rapper born Joseph Guillermo Jones II is the latest member of the Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee. Jones has made many appearances on the Billboard charts since releasing his first solo album in 2004, including his biggest hit “We Fly High.” That song famously inspired a dance emulated by Michael Strahan and […]

John “Gungie” Rivera on Eyewitness News Channel 7

Special Guest John “Gungie” Rivera shared the inspirational story of his son’s battle with Pontine Glioma on Eyewitness News on Channel 7, Sunday September 6th at 7:00am. John shared his wonderful memories of his son, Cristian, as well as discussed how Cristian inspired him to start the Cristian Rivera Foundation in hopes to one day […]

P. Diddy Supports the Cristian Rivera Foundation

Bad Boy Records founder Sean Combs showed his support for the Cristian Rivera Foundation by sporting the organization’s signature wristband at a Manhattan nightclub. The artist and entrepreneur, who goes by the name P. Diddy, made the fashion statement at Duvet on Friday, August 21, where he partied with John “Gungie” Rivera. As Combs left […]

Fernando Ferrer Joins the Committee

Fernando Ferrer, the first Latino Mayoral candidate in New York City history and friend of John “Gungie” Rivera and Cristian Rivera, has honored the Cristian Rivera Foundation by becoming a member of the Cristian Rivera Foundation committee. Ferrer was a Democratic Mayoral candidate in 2005 and the Democratic Party nominee for Mayor in 2001. John […]

Hanging Tough: A Family Calamity Hits Puerto Rican Nightlife Impresario By Brian Niemietz

Life’s a party for John Gungie” Rivera. Or so it might seem. A fixture on the New York City club and music scene for more than a quarter century, Gungie – a nickname his dad gave him based on the first word the boy spoke – has been there, done that, then gone back and […]