The mission of the Cristian Rivera Foundation is to help find the cure for the Pontine Glioma brain stem tumor.
What is DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma)?
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 Ketting Cancer Center and Dr. Oren Becher of Duke University. Both Doctors are conducting promising research and trails 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!
The Cristian Rivera Foundation
John “Gungie” Rivera
(Founder of The Cristian Rivera Foundation & “Forever Cristian’s Daddy”)
Board of Directors of the Cristian Rivera Foundation:
Andy Epstein, Darlene Rodriguez and Craig Serra.
Committee Members of the Cristian Rivera Foundation:
Aldo Marin, Alex Garcia, Carlos Colon, Carlos Keyes, Carlos Nazario, Carlos Yepez, Dennis Rodriguez, Dolores Catania, Dr. Ben Velazquez, Dr. Nirav Patel, Dr. Manuel A. Moran, Elis Pacheco, Fernando Ferrer, J.I. Starr, John “JellyBean” Benitez, Kenan Thompson, Kim Medina, Little Louie Vega, Luis Guzman, Meiling Macias Toro, Miriam Colon, Robert Vazquez, Rafael Toro, Ramon E. Javier, Steve Cox, Teddy “Tedsmooth” Mendez, Tony Ferrara and Vito Bruno
Committee Friends of the Cristian Rivera Foundation:
Edward Caban, Francisco Companioni, Funkmaster Flex, Jerry Chaparro, Mark Rosner, Modesto Lacen, Odalys Molina, Pablo Diaz, Paul Pristavec, Roberto Clemente Jr., Victor Martinez, and William Pla