Cristian Rivera Foundation

Happy holidays everyone! Our December Newsletter is here.

December 2021 Newsletter

It’s almost Christmas. This year has flown by. As we head into the holiday season we just want to recap some of the big things that have been happening here at the Cristian Rivera Foundation over the past month!

December 2021 Newsletter

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December 2021 Newsletter
December 2021 Newsletter

Just 5 weeks ago we held our 12th Annual Celebrity Gala. We had over 500 people in attendance including many special guests such as Kenan Thompson, Geo Urshela, AJ Calloway, Fredro Starr, and so many more. From the proceeds from the gala, we have donated over $400,000 (Four Hundred Thousand Dollars), to research, trials, and family support. Nights like these are when we show the direct results from coming together so we can make a massive impact in the lives of those affected by DIPG. We are all so thankful for everyone that attended or supported the gala.

December 2021 Newsletter
December 2021 Newsletter

This past Giving Tuesday we were able to give over $300,000 to our medical partner Dr. Mark M. Souweidane. This is our largest single donation and the largest donation ever given to the Weill Cornell for Dr. Mark’s work by a single nonprofit. We also stopped by Mount Sinai to bring a check to another of our medical partners, Dr. Oren Becher. These donations will help advance research and bring us closer to our goal of ending DIPG once and for all.

December 2021 Newsletter
December 2021 Newsletter
December 2021 Newsletter
December 2021 Newsletter
December 2021 Newsletter

We have an amazing 12th annual celebrity gala highlight video up on our YouTube channel! View how special that night was and see some of our DIPG warriors, how great everyone looked, and how much we can do when we all come together. Whether you were in attendance or not, view the video at bit.ly/CRFHV!

December 2021 Newsletter
December 2021 Newsletter

Along with the video we also have an incredible gallery of photos, from the 12th Annual Celebrity Gala, up on our website.

Make sure to head to cristianriverafoundation.org
to check it out and see if you can spot yourself!


December 2021 Newsletter

Vanessa Rodriguez

We would like to congratulate Vanessa Rodriguez for moving up to Committee Member. Vanessa has been on our board since 2017 and has been such a productive member. Vanessa is a Real estate professional who has run in the NYC Marathon. She brings her family and friends to join her at our 5K’s to help support CRF. We are so proud of Vanessa.



December 2021 Newsletter
December 2021 Newsletter

Michael V Narvaez

Congratulations to Michael V Narvaez for being moved up to Committee Friend. He is inspired by the quote “Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on Earth.” After the recent loss of his family member, Santiago Buther, Michael wanted to help make DIPG a thing of the past.



December 2021 Newsletter

From everyone at CRF, we hope you have an incredible holiday season! This time of year is always filled with special moments with friends, family, and loved ones. We wish everyone an incredible time filled with happiness and health.

December 2021 Newsletter

We are so grateful for all of our DIPG Warriors, families, and supporters. We understand that what we are up against can seem incredibly difficult, but we want you to know that everything you do makes a big difference in the lives of others. 2021 was our biggest year to date and we are gearing up for even a bigger 2022! So, thank you again to our CRF Family. We love you all 10!

December 2021 Newsletter
Our Mission

The mission of the Cristian Rivera Foundation is to help find the cure for
Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG),
an inoperable and incurable brain stem tumor.

What is DIPG
(Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma)?

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma or DIPG, is a Rare, Inoperable Brain Stem Tumor that predominantly affects children between the ages of 2 and 10. Only 200-300 cases are discovered in the United States each year and because there is no cure, it’s young victims only have an average of 3-18 months to live, after they’ve been diagnosed. There are NO SURVIVORS.

Who is
The Cristian Rivera Foundation?

The Cristian Rivera Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Organization that works tirelessly, in order to raise awareness and funds to one day put a STOP to this disease. The Cristian Rivera Foundation funds the work of Dr. Mark Souweidane of Weill Cornell Medical Center – Memorial Sloane (Kettering) Cancer Center and Dr. Oren Becher, the Chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital. Both Doctors are conducting promising research and trials that have shown promising results. We are CLOSE to a CURE!

How Can You Help:
  • Help us by making a Donation.
  • Every Donation Big or Small, will help us achieve our goal.
  • Help spread the word to your family, friends and Colleagues.
Thank You again and may this be the year we say goodbye to DIPG,
(Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma),
FOREVER!


PLEASE DONATE

Sincerely,
Cristian Rivera Foundation

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