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Local Charity Aims To Cure Deadly Pediatric Cancer With Star Power

Local Charity Aims To Cure Deadly Pediatric Cancer With Star Power

We love great non-for-profit work, for the eighth year in a row, New York City-based not-for-profit 501(c)(3) The Cristian Rivera Foundation is gathering celebrities, supporters and donors to raise money toward a groundbreaking clinical trial aimed at curing Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). The eighth annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Celebrity Gala will be held at […]

Meet Lisha, Lisha was diagnosed with D.I.P.G. almost 4 years ago!

  Lisha is a patient of Dr. Mark Souweidane at Cornell Weill Medical Center and currently enrolled in OUR trial to find a treatment and eventual cure for D.I.P.G. On Wed, September 21st, 2016, we learned that the results from Lisha’s last MRI were stable with no growth! Lisha is living proof that the Cristian […]

Dr. Mark Souweidane on Humans of NY

Dr. Mark Souweidane on Humans of NY

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, […]

John “Gungie” Rivera Receives Exciting News from DIPG Patient

  Today, Cristian Rivera Foundation founder John “Gungie” Rivera received great news from Denise Downing, whose daughter Caitlin was the first patient in Dr. Mark Souweidane’s clinical trial. At the Fourth Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Celebrity Gala, where Denise and Caitlin were guests of honor, Denise tearfully shared her story with the crowd and expressed […]

Collaborating to Cure DIPG

  DIPG Dad Juan Manuel Viu flew to the U.S. from Spain once again to meet with fellow DIPG Dad, John “Gungie” Rivera at The Cristian Rivera Foundation offices in New York last night.  Dr. Jaume Mora, of Spain’s Hospital Sant Joan de Deu flew into Boston earlier in the week to speak with Dr. […]