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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 […]

Three-Time Winner: Dr. Mark Souweidane Extends His Fight Against DIPG

Three-Time Winner: Dr. Mark Souweidane Extends His Fight Against DIPG

  In a new milestone in the fight against DIPG, Dr. Mark Souweidane this week performed a direct infusion of a cancer-fighting drug into the brain of a young patient — for the third time. The child was the first ever to receive three infusions, all at the highest dose level in the trial. The […]

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 Gives Dr. Mark Souweidane Gifts and Donation from the Fifth Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Celebrity Gala

  Cristian Rivera Foundation founder John “Gungie” Rivera recently paid a visit to personally give Dr. Mark Souweidane a check for the $100,000 pledged to his research at the Fifth Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Celebrity Gala. The Cristian Rivera Foundation has been one of Dr. Souweidane’s main supporters and donations from the foundation have been […]

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 […]

Dr. Mark Souweidane operates on 2nd child in new clinical Trial

  The Cristian Rivera Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Souweidane, leading pioneer of the DIPG clinical trials at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center, has just operated on the trial’s second patient today, Tuesday, July 17th! This clinical trial has been making great strides in the battle against […]

Milestone Clinical Trial for DIPG Approved

Dr. Mark Souweidane, Director of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, has received FDA approval for a clinical trial for young patients diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Dr. Souweidane is the Principal Investigator on the clinical trial, which will use a novel surgical technique (convection-enhanced delivery, or CED) to deliver a tumor-fighting agent directly to the […]

The Cristian Rivera Foundation mourns the loss of Samuel Tyler Kidd

Monday January, 9 2012 was a sad day for the entire DIPG community as Heaven gained another DIPG Angel. Eleven-year-old Samuel Tyler Kidd lost his battle with DIPG at 9:30 that morning. His parents, Mark and Mindy, will always remember him as vibrant, fun-loving, caring little boy. He had a huge heart of pure gold […]