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Cristian Rivera Foundation Walk-A-Thon is a Huge Success!

The participants in the Cristian Rivera Foundation Walk-a-thon proudly holding up the Foundation banner after they concluded the walk-a-thon.

 

At 9 AM this past Sunday, April 17th, 2011 Cristian Rivera Foundation supporters trickled into the Roberto Clemente State park in the Bronx wearing Cristian Rivera Foundation t-shirts and wristbands to show their support in finding a cure for DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma).

The Walk-for-Health was created to inspire community consciousness and raise funds to help fight a variety of ailments that affect our community. This year the focus was on fatal pediatric brain stem tumors and benefited The Cristian Rivera Foundation.

The Cristian Rivera Foundation’s mission is to help find a cure for Pontine Glioma brain stem tumors, which ultimately claimed Cristian’s young life. The Cristian Rivera Foundation donates all monies raised to hospitals and foundations researching cures for Pontine Glioma through medical trials and scientific research. For instance, the Cristian Rivera Foundation actively supports Dr. Mark Soudweidane of the Weill Cornell Medical Center, who has formed a clinical trial that will aim to bypass the blood-brain barrier and treat Pontine Giloma tumors directly. The Foundation also donates to public awareness campaigns that seek to raise community consciousness regarding this terrible disease.

Proud friends, family and supporters joined Cristian Rivera Foundation committee members; Deputy Inspector Edward Caban, La Mega 97.9 FM’s On-Air Radio Personality J.I. Starr, The Remix King DJ Tedsmooth, Marketing Company Owner Elis Pacheco, Interior Designer Solange Osorio, Talent Agency CEO Carlos “Keyes” Fernandez, Renowned DJ and Business Impresario Ralph Mercado III, Art Director for Lillian August Design Katie DeFlorio, Music Producer and Cutting Records Owner Aldo Marin, Real Estate Agent Fulvia Lora and Cristian Rivera Foundation Founder John “Gungie” Rivera to begin the 5 mile walk through the Roberto Clemente State Park.

The Hudson River Café donated water bottles which were passed out by happy volunteers cheering the walkers on. The walk concluded with a group picture and pledges to come back for the next walk-a-thon.

For more information and/or pictures log on to the Cristian Rivera Foundation website here, or please contact Tatiana Bascope at 212-779-2222.
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By Peter Milosheff

 

John “Gungie” Rivera’s Ch 7 Interview

 

John “Gungie” Rivera’s interviewed on Ch 7 News regarding DIPG awareness, the Cristian Rivera Foundation and the upcoming walk-a-thon to benefit the Cristian Rivera Foundation, this Sunday 4/17/11 at Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx.

Cristian Rivera Foundation Has Strong Presence
at All-Star Concert

   
 

 

July 17 was a star-studded day at The Country Fair Entertainment Park in Medford, NY. That was the site of Mega Jam 2010, the all-day event offering carnival rides, food, family fun and music. Party 105.3 FM put on the event, which was hosted by Miranda Cosgrove, star of Nickelodeon’s iCarly, and Kiowa Gordon, best known as Embry Call in the Twilight series. JWoWW from MTV’s Jersey Shore was seen there with some of her castmates and musicians Lucas Prata, Natasha Bedingfield, Shaggy, Kelis, Jay Sean and many others could be spotted rocking the stage.
The most exciting presence at Mega Jam 2010, however, had to be the Cristian Rivera Foundation. The event helped raise awareness about the Foundation, and many of the celebrities on hand stopped to take their picture in front of a Foundation-branded step and repeat. The Foundation gave out t-shirts and wristbands. Miranda Cosgrove wore a signature Foundation wristband. Party 105.3 on-air talent DJ Serg and Party 105.3 owner and Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member Vic Latino not only wore the wristband, but a Foundation t-shirt too.