2019 2nd Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Full Steam Ahead 5K Walk/Run


Saturday, June 8, 2019
Registration starts at 08:30 AM 
Van Cortland Park, Between 246 and 251 Broadway, Bronx, NY


Join us on Saturday, June 8, 2019, for the 2nd Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Full Steam Ahead 5K Walk/Run, and take a stand against DIPG.

You can participate as an individual or get friends, family members, and colleagues together to form a team.  100% of the donations you raise in support of your run/walk will go to medical facilities that conduct innovative research and clinical trials, increasing public awareness of DIPG, and provide financial support to families.  The Cristian Rivera Foundation funds the work of Dr. Mark Souweidane, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery of Weill Cornell Medical Center – Memorial Sloane (Kettering) Cancer Center and Dr. Oren Becher of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital and the Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern.

Our tireless efforts have given hope to a handful of children, who have been selected to participate in the clinical trials supported by the Cristian Rivera Foundation.  One of those children, Lisha Ayala, has seen no growth in her tumor and has responded well to Dr. Souweidane’s clinical trials.  Lisha has lived with DIPG for 6 years, showing us that our work and dedication are paying off.  To date, the Cristian Rivera Foundation has donated more than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) to the respective doctors, as their work remains at the forefront of DIPG research. As a result of our hard work, The Cristian Rivera Foundation was awarded a Platinum Seal on GuideStar.org. GuideStar.org is the non-profit industry leader in analysis and public information and issues their rating based on transparency and the positive activity conducted in the non-profit community. Not only does our foundation have a Platinum Seal on GuideStar.org, The Cristian Rivera is also the recipient of the 2018 Top-Rated Great Nonprofits Award from Great Nonprofits. As you can see, our foundation takes pride in the work we do and we’re honored to have received such prestigious awards. But we need your help to continue this amazing work.

We encourage all CRF 5K participants to fundraise! Signing up to run or walk is just the first step – fundraising will make a difference!

Awards will be given for top qualifiers of the 5K. As we enter the second phase of the clinical trial, we rely on generous supporters like you to help defray the cost of organizing the event. Our 2nd Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Full Steam Ahead 5K Walk/Run is just another vehicle to bring us all together to accomplish one goal, giving our children an opportunity to fulfill their dreams by curing DIPG.

Can’t make it to Van Cortlandt Park on June 8th? Register as a Virtual Participant!

For more information, please visit the Registration & Fundraising FAQ page and if you can’t find the answer to your question there, please contact us.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to eradicating our world of DIPG with your help.