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John “Gungie” Rivera Gives Dr. Mark Souweidane Gifts and Donation from the Fifth Annual
Cristian Rivera Foundation Celebrity Gala

 

Cristian Rivera Foundation founder John “Gungie” Rivera recently paid a visit to personally give Dr. Mark Souweidane a check for the $100,000 pledged to his research at the Fifth Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Celebrity Gala. The Cristian Rivera Foundation has been one of Dr. Souweidane’s main supporters and donations from the foundation have been instrumental in getting his groundbreaking clinical trial off the ground. Dr. Souweidane was happy to accept not only the donation check but also two surprise gifts from the Fifth Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Celebrity Gala—an Andy Pettite-autographed baseball, for which John “Gungie” Rivera outbid him by $50, and a painting of Cristian, painted live at the Gala by Japanese artist Pisu, for which Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member Andy Epstein outbid him by $100. Pisu has done live paintings at the Gala every year since the Third Annual Gala. The Cristian Rivera Foundation is proud to give Dr. Souweidane all of these things to show our support as he continues his work toward a cure for DIPG.

NBC´s Darlene Rodriguez speaks with
The Cristian Rivera Foundation´s Founder
John “Gungie” Rivera and Dr. Mark Souweidane About Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)

 

Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member Darlene Rodriguez sat down with Cristian Rivera Foundation founder John “Gungie” Rivera and Dr. Mark Souweidane of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College to learn more about DIPG and the Cristian Rivera Foundation’s amazing efforts to fund research into its cure. The segment aired on Monday September 30, the same day that Rodriguez hosted the Fifth Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Gala. To see the full segment, visit http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/The-Cristian-Rivera-Foundation/225787111.

Tickets to the 5th Annual
Cristian Rivera Foundation Celebrity Gala
Monday, September 30, 2013 Are on Sale Now!

 

Tickets on Sale at the Door Tonight

General Admission Gold Ticket
Includes: Open Bar & Buffet. Access to all 3 floors including Rooftop.
Swag Bag upon leaving (Gift Certificates & Luxury Items Valued at $150

General Admission Silver Ticket
Includes: Open Bar & Buffet.
Access to all 3 floors including Rooftop.

VIP Admission Platinum Ticket
Includes: Open Bar & Buffet.
Including a seat on the Main Floor with Table Service for our Dinner Hour.
Access to all 3 floors including Rooftop
Swag Bag upon leaving (Gift Certificates & Luxury Items Valued at $150