Tag: Glioma

Kenan Thompson on “Saturday Night Live” in the age of Trump

  Kenan Thompson has been a series regular on “Saturday Night Live” for over a decade now. The comedian has myriad hilarious impersonations to his name since joining the show 14 seasons ago. His most memorable impressions include those of public figures such as Rev. Al Sharpton, Charles Barkley and Steve Harvey. There have been […]

Another $55,000 towards a cure

  We sincerely thank Andy Epstein for his involvement in last month’s event at the Zylo Tuscan steakhouse. From this event, an additional $55,000 has gone towards clinical trials which aim to find a cure for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Past events we’ve held have greatly contributed towards the costs of the operations. Dr. […]


“It’s been almost two years since Sam was diagnosed in December 2006. The only improvement that I’ve seen during this time is that we have this wonderful site!” [the DIPG Internet Yahoo support list and discussion group] So said “Sheila” (in December 2008), whose young grandson had died in February 2008 from a diffuse intrinsic pontine […]

Cristian Rivera Foundation Continues to Spread Awareness at the 2011 Latin Mixx Conference

  Last night, the Cristian Rivera Foundation was featured during the Latin Mixx Conference (LMC) Awards Ceremony at The Times Square Center. The ceremony marked LMC’s 6th year in the making, and honored the top Latino DJ’s and promoters in the business. Founder, Kevin “Pills” Monatano, acknowledged the growing strength of the Latino population and […]

Cristian Rivera Foundation Donates an Additional $10,000 to Dr. Mark Souweidane

  Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member Solange Osorio and John “Gungie” Rivera paid a visit to Dr. Mark Souweidane at Weill Cornell Medical Center on Wednesday January 26th to personally bring him a $10,000 check from the Foundation. Thus far the Cristian Rivera Foundation has donated $40,000 to Dr  Souweidane’s research.  The money will help […]

January 25th Marks Second Anniversary of Cristian Rivera’s Passing

  January 25, 2011 marks two years since Cristian Rivera passed away from Pontine Glioma. Cristian Rivera earned his wings on that day in the loving arms of his parents. Everyone at the Cristian Rivera Foundation misses Cristian greatly and asks that he be kept in people’s thoughts and prayers on this solemn day. Please […]

New Jersey Day Care Center Supports the Cristian Rivera Foundation

  The Cristian Rivera Foundation continues to touch people’s hearts with its mission to cure inoperable pediatric brain stem tumor Pontine Glioma. Jeannie Perez, of Newark, NJ’s Family Affair Childcare, created a banner inviting families at her daycare center and in the community to support the Cristian Rivera Foundation. She even offered a period of […]

Cristian Rivera Foundation Features in Life & Style Magazine

The Cristian Rivera Foundation made the pages of Life & Style magazine. The publication’s latest issue features a photo of P. Diddy showing off the Cristian Rivera Foundation wristband he was seen wearing at New York nightclub Duvet, as well as information about the Foundation’s mission to help children with Pontine Glioma. From the article: […]