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September 2022 Newsletter

September 2022 Newsletter

Did you know that September has been Childhood Cancer Awareness Month since 2012?

During this unique month, organizations bring people together to find new treatments and honor children with cancer, childhood cancer survivors, cancer angels, and all of the caregivers who are dedicated to improving the lies of children and young adults with cancer.

The gold ribbon is an international awareness symbol for Childhood Cancer. Unlike other cancer awareness ribbons, which focus on a singular type of cancer, the gold ribbon represents all forms of cancer affecting children and adolescents; the color gold also symbolizes how precious children are and the resiliency of childhood cancer heroes.

September 2022 Newsletter
September 2022 Newsletter

September 2022 Newsletter

For many, the month of September represents the end of summer, the beginning of autumn, and the start of the season of harvest. However, September is a month of remembrance at the Cristian Rivera Foundation.

Cristian’s birthday is on September 13th, and it is the time for us to remember him and recognize how we have made an impact on the lives of DIPG children and families. The September edition of the CRF newsletter is dedicated to Cristian, who would have been 20 years old this year, but his spirit continues to touch the world in so many ways.

We appreciate each member of our community who has contributed their time, finance, energy, and supported us all along this journey to make a difference in the lives of so many DIPG children and families. Cristian would have loved to see so many people coming together to fight for a common cause in his name.

September 2022 Newsletter
September 2022 Newsletter

September 2022 Newsletter

Wed, Nov 16th is just 7 WEEKS AWAY, so purchase your tickets right away as we are ALMOST SOLD OUT. Our Celebrity gala brings people together, celebrates our accomplishments, and helps us raise much-needed funds for future research projects as well as bring HOPE to children and families.

Join us for an inspiring event, filled with amazing award recipients, heartwarming entertainment, and unforgettable experiences. Our celebrity gala celebrates HOPE. Everything we do for this evening helps to make huge strides in DIPG research and assist DIPG-affected children and families.

If you plan on attending purchase seats ASAP as we are ALMOST SOLD OUT. You can purchase seats by following this link

To view highlights from
last year’s Gala view below

12th Annual CRF Celebrity Gala

To learn more about our Mission view below

Our Mission

September 2022 Newsletter


Cristian Rivera Foundation

John “Gungie” Rivera
"Forever Cristian’s Daddy"

Board of Director:
Darlene Rodriguez.

Committee Members:
Aldo Marin, Carlos Colon, Carlos Yepez,
Fernando Ferrer, Francesco Quattrone,
Jarrad Seuferling, Kenan Thompson, Luis Guzman,
Meiling Macias Toro, Paul Pristavec,
Rafael Toro, Steve Cox
and Vanessa Rodriguez

Honorary Committee Members:
The Late Anthony Mason
and The Late Miriam Colon.

Chairman of the Board:
Melinda Colon Cox

Executive Board Member:
Rena Kliot

Committee Friends:
Alberto Torres, Alex Garcia,
Maggie Meehan, Mark Rosner,
and Michael V. Narvaez

David Rodriguez, Edward Caban,
And Vito Bruno.


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