Gala

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

Cristian Rivera Foundation Announces
Fifth Annual Celebrity Gala

 

Mark your calendars: the Fifth Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Celebrity Gala is officially scheduled for Monday September 30. The gala will once again be a star-studded affair held at the Copacabana Supper Club and Event Space in the heart of Times Square. Guests will enjoy dinner prepared by Celebrity Chef Alex Garcia and a cocktail hour on the Copacabana’s beautiful indoor/outdoor roof deck. We will also once again offer our exciting live and silent auctions with a selection one-of-a-kind experiences and memorabilia. All proceeds from auction sales and ticket sales will directly benefit the research of Dr. Oren Becher of Duke University and Dr. Mark Souweidane of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College as they work tirelessly to find a cure for DIPG. More details will be released soon, including how you can purchase tickets so be sure to check this website often, as well as follow us on Twitter @tweetCRF and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cristianriverafoundation to stay on top of all the latest news and updates.

Cristian Rivera Foundation Donates $130,000 at
4th Annual Celebrity Gala

 

Pediatric cancer research got a major boost as The Cristian Rivera Foundation held its 4th Annual Celebrity Gala at the legendary Copacabana Supper Club and Event Space on Thursday, September 13. The event was held on what would have been Cristian’s 10th birthday, in the same location as the memorable fifth birthday his Mommy and Daddy, Jenelle Asencio and John “Gungie” Rivera, had for him before he passed away from DIPG.

Hosted by Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Members Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson and Today in New York co-anchor Darlene Rodriguez, the gala featured an exciting carnival theme, complete with acrobats, contortionists and other circus acts that wowed the crowd as they enjoyed dinner provided by Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Members and Celebrity Chefs Alex Garcia and Ricardo Cardona.

Cristian’s Mommy and Daddy, along with all the committee members in attendance that night, presented a check for $110,000 to Dr. Mark Souweidane of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and also marked the start of a new relationship between the foundation and Dr. Oren Becher of Duke University with a donation of $20,000. Not only were both doctors in attendance that night, but the Cristian Rivera Foundation was also proud to welcome the first patient in Dr. Souweidane’s clinical trial and her mother, who moved the crowd to tears as she shared the story of her daughter’s surgery and the continuing struggles with DIPG that followed.

Making the night’s generous donations possible were philanthropists and charity supporters that included celebrities like Dangerous Minds co-star Renoly Santiago, Mob Wives star Drita Davanzo, and America’s Next Top Model Cycle 8 winner Jaslene Gonzalez, and high-profile Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Members like Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex; Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub; former New York Knicks All-Star Anthony Mason; legendary DJ/producer John “Jellybean” Benitez; One Life to Live star Kamar de los Reyes; actor Modesto Lacen; founder of Teatro SEA Dr. Manuel A. Moran; and Roberto Clemente Jr.

Also making a special appearance were Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Members including Aldo Marin; Andy Epstein; Dr. Ben Velazquez; Carlos Keyes; Carlos D. Nazario; Carlos R. Colon; David M. Garriga; Dennis Rodriguez; Dolores Catania; Elis Pacheco; Fred Garcia; Jeff Lavino; Jerry Chaparro; Jerry Salerno; Johnny Nunez; Karen Cerna; Katie De Florio; Kim Medina-Tibulac; Krystal Fessette; Mark Rosner; Matthew “Mateo” Rajkumar; Robert Vazquez; Solange Osorio; Steve Cox; Tony Ferrara; Vito Bruno; and William Padilla.

Tickets to the 4th Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Gala
Thursday, September 13, 2012 Are on Sale Now!

 

Purchase Tickets now!
(All tickets purchased Today, Thursday 9/13
before 5pm will be redeemed at the door)

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

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

VIP Admission Platinum Ticket
SOLD OUT!!!

New Cristian Rivera Foundation Bracelet Gets Celebrity Support

 

Notable names from television, restaurants, radio and sports have been seen wearing the new Cristian Rivera Foundation bracelet, which debuted at the Third Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Gala on Monday September 12. Inspired and designed by Cristian’s Mommy Jenelle Asencio, each brown beaded bracelet features the Cristian Rivera Foundation logo in your choice of a bronze or silver charm. The bracelet received a great reception upon its debut and has already seen on the wrist of New York Yankee greats CC Sabathia and Alex Rodriguez, as well as Hot 97’s Angie Martinez, Danielle Staub of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and celebrity chefs Ricardo Cardona and Alex Garcia, both of whom are committee members of the Cristian Rivera Foundation.
Visit http://cristianriverafoundation.org/shop.html to order yours today.

The Cristian Rivera Foundation Donates $100,000
to Dr. Mark Souweidane of Weill Cornell Medical Center at Third Annual Gala

 

Thanks to overwhelming ticket sales, live and silent auction purchases, and donations associated with this year’s Third Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Gala, John “Gungie” Rivera was proud to present with a check for $100,000 at the star-studded event.

John was joined on stage by all of the Cristian Rivera Foundation committee members in attendance – including former Bronx Borough President and mayoral candidate Fernando Ferrer, celebrity chef Alex Garcia, actress and founder of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre Miriam Colon, celebrity chef Ricardo Cardona, legendary producer John “Jellybean” Benitez, former New York Knicks all-star Anthony Mason, La Mega’s JI Starr, interior decorator Solange Osorio and professional body builder Victor Martinez – or this historic moment.

The event was held at the newly re-launched Copacabana Supper Club and Event Space in Times Square and hosted by Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson and award-winning actor Luis Guzman, both committee members of the Cristian Rivera Foundation. It featured a 30-minute band set by legendary pop/Latin singer Brenda K. Starr and food provided by Celebrity Chefs Ricardo Cardona and Alex Garcia. Among the night’s esteemed guests were Danielle Staub of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, comedian Ruperto Vanderpool, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., New York City Comptroller John Liu, Dangerous Minds actor Renaly Santiago and, of course, Dr. Souweidane, the Director of the Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center who took this opportunity to announce that his one-of-a-kind novel delivery system has gotten approval from the FDA and clinical trials will start in a few weeks.

You can still help the Cristian Rivera Foundation raise money for Dr. Souweidane’s exciting and important work. Visit www.cristianriverafoundation.org to make a donation, or to purchase signature foundation t-shirts or one of our three styles of wristbands. All money raised goes directly to Dr. Souweidane and his team, and every donation, big or small, helps us get closer to our goal of curing DIPG forever. For photos of the Third Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Gala, visit www.cristianriverafoundation.org/gala3 or www.facebook.com/cristianriverafoundation.

Tickets for the Third Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Gala Are Going Fast!!!

 

Show your support for the Cristian Rivera Foundation by attending the Third Annual Crisitian Rivera Foundation Gala on Monday, September 12, 2011 from 6pm to 10pm at the Copacabana Supper Club- located in Times Square at 268 W. 47th St. between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

The Gala will be hosted by Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Members, Saturday Night Live and Nickelodeon Star Kenan Thompson and award-winning actor Luis Guzmán. There will be a live performance by Pop/Latin singer Brenda K Starr and band.

There will be red carpet arrivals for our esteemed committee members and high-profile guests.  A cocktail hour, followed by dinner with unlimited food and drinks provided by some of New York’s finest restaurants as well as a live and silent auction.
Cocktail attire required.

For more developments on the Third Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Gala, including additional hosts, entertainment and live and silent auction items, please continue to check this page, as it will be updated often.

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF CRISTIAN RIVERA AND IN OUR QUEST TO FIND A CURE FOR DIFFUSE INTRINSIC PONTINE GLIOMA (DIPG).

Your attendance will mean the world to the Cristian Rivera Foundation and will help save the lives of children suffering from Pontine Glioma.

Help Us Find a Cure for Pontine Glioma.




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