Celebrities and Hollywood powerhouses helped raise money for a good cause this week at a swanky soiree in New York City.
Kenan Thompson, Darlene Rodriguez, Rosie Perez, baseball legend Dwight “Doc” Gooden, actor Luis Guzmán, Combs Entertainment exec James Cruz and more attended the 11th annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Gala at Capitale on Wednesday evening to raise funds for the treatment of rare pediatric brain cancers. The event is in honor of John “Gungie” Rivera’s son, Cristian, whom he lost to cancer at age 6.
The black-tie event had 500 attendees, who participated in a celebrity auction, which included various autographed pieces of memorabilia like baseball helmets.
The proceeds supported Memorial Sloan Kettering and Weill Cornell Medical College.
So far, the gala has raised $500,000.