Breaking CRF News: Brandon Stanton, of Humans of New York, to receive 2016 Humanitarian Award at the 8th Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation’s Celebrity Fundraising Gala

brandon-stanton-instagram   The Cristian Rivera Foundation has amazing news to share! This years’ Cristian Rivera Foundation’s Humanitarian Award recipient is Brandon Stanton. Brandon is the founder of the incredibly popular Humans of New York! Earlier this year, Brandon ran a story and a subsequent fundraising campaign to benefit Dr. Mark Souweidane. We were impressed with Brandon’s dedication to humanity. We are honored that Brandon accepted the award and we look forward to hearing him speak at the Gala.

The National Coalition of Latino Officers Foundation New York and New Jersey Invite you to Their Fundraiser and Awards Dinner
Friday June 10, 2016


The National Coalition of Latino Officers Foundation New York and New Jersey Invite you to Their Fundraiser and Awards Dinner

two of the honorees this evening will be Cristian Rivera Foundation Board of Director Darlene Rodriguez Anchor of the award winning NBC’s “Today In New York” & Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Friend Eddie Caban Inspector, New York City Police Department

Friday June 10, 2016 7pm to 11pm

Fiesta Banquets 255 State Highway 17 South Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075

Tickets $110 p/p Three Course Dinner and Open Bar all night Please reserve your table early to purchase your ticket please contact: Information: Tel: (800) 982-6256 or visit www.latino-officers.org/event-2238481

Dr. Mark Souweidane on Humans of NY

tumblr_o7fn4nw2dh1qggwnvo1_1280   Humans of NY has been doing a 2–week series on pediatric cancer (patients, families, providers) at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Mark Souweidane was interviewed for the series on Tuesday and his segments were posted on Wednesday. It has been an amazing phenomenon for two straight days now – literally hundreds of thousands of comments, likes, shares, and a veritable outpouring of support and love for Mark and his work. You really have to see it to believe it – and it’s truly amazing to read the comments and see the project through the eyes of people hearing about it for the first time. To Read About it, click the link below www.humansofnewyork.com/post/144608280536/44-my-childhood-was-building-things-model

Cristian Rivera Foundation’s annual gala to cure rare childhood cancer is set for Nov. 17


Follow here to read The New York Daily News article published Today Sat 11/14 which highlights The Cristian Rivera Foundation’s drive and dedication to find a cure for DIPG and the upcoming Gala Tues Nov 17th at the Broad Street Ballroom.

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.

New York City Marathon Participant Runs
in Honor of Cristian Rivera

  The Cristian Rivera Foundation had a presence at this year’s New York City Marathon thanks to the dedication of Kimberly Colon-Moller. This was Kimberly’s fifth time running the marathon and this year, she decided to use the event to raise awareness about Pontine Glioma. As she ran through all five boroughs of New York City, Kimberly not only wore her Cristian Rivera Foundation signature blue wristband but also a picture of Cristian. “I wear my bracelet everyday,” she explained, “and I thought wearing his picture might make more people curious about the foundation and hopefully contribute to the cause.” Kimberly’s assumption proved to be correct as “many people asked who he was and I explained that he was the son of a longtime friend who passed away from this terrible disease and that a foundation has been established in his memory,” she continued. “I also provided the website for more info and if they wanted to donate.” Kimberly completed the marathon in 5 hours 22 minutes and 4 seconds, and Cristian was with her every step of the way

The 2nd Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Gala
Will Take Place Tuesday October 19th at Quo in
New York City

  Tuesday, October 19th at Quo in New York City will be the 2nd Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Gala. Join us to celebrate the life of Cristian Rivera. Your attendance will mean the world to the Cristian Rivera Foundation and will help save the lives of children suffering from Pontine Glioma. Keep checking back or call 212-779-2222 for the latest information on entertainment, special guest appearances, how to buy tickets and more.