Crisitian Rivera Foundation June 2011 Newsletter
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John "Gungie" Rivera, founder of the Cristian Rivera Foundation will be on Hot 97's "Street Soliders" Sunday, June 12th 9AM-10AM!

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John will be spreading awareness about DIPG and the Cristian Rivera Foundation. Tune in Sunday, June 12th 9AM-10AM Your continued support means the world to the Cristian Rivera Foundation and will help save the lives of children suffering from Pontine Glioma.
Help the Cristian Rivera Foundation Win $250,000 to Fight DIPG

Vivnet Gives Back Project
Vote Now till Saturday June 11th

Vivint Gives Pack Project is giving away $1.25 million to local charities, if we win, the donations received from Vivint will go towards medical research facilities aiming to cure Pontine Glioma. Renowned NYC event promoter and PR/marketing firm owner John "Gungie" Rivera created the Cristian Rivera Foundation in July 2009, six months after his six-year-old son Cristian lost his two-year battle with the fatal brain stem tumor. Pontine Glioma generally affects children between the ages of 1 and 9, with the average lifespan of a child after diagnosis falling between three and 18 months. Only 300 cases are discovered in the United States each year and there is currently no cure, though radiation and chemotherapy are administered to offer short-term treatment. We really need your support; the charity that receives the most votes will receive $250,000, while the remaining top charity in each of the five regions will receive $100,000 each. We are competing in the Eastern region, and although we're a little late in the game, with your help we may be able to receive enough votes to stay in the top 20 and move on to Round 2! All you have to do is follow these 5 easy steps:

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Step 2: Login to your Facebook account using the Facebook icon on the top right margin.

Step 3: Click "Allow" to connect to Facebook and share this event.


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Sign into your own Facebook and visit:

Step 5: Then follow instructions on the page.

Step 6: Vote again tomorrow!

After endorsing, please tell your friends and family about the foundation and visit Thank you for the endorsement and may 2011 be the year we say goodbye to Pontine Glioma forever.
Crisitian Rivera Foundation May 2011 Newsletter

Cristian Rivera Foundation Walk-A-Thon is a Huge Success!
By Peter Milosheff

04/18/2011 18:06:00

The participants in the Cristian Rivera Foundation Walk-a-thon proudly holding up the Foundation banner after they concluded the walk-a-thon.

At 9 AM this past Sunday, April 17th, 2011 Cristian Rivera Foundation supporters trickled into the Roberto Clemente State park in the Bronx wearing Cristian Rivera Foundation t-shirts and wristbands to show their support in finding a cure for DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma).

The Walk-for-Health was created to inspire community consciousness and raise funds to help fight a variety of ailments that affect our community. This year the focus was on fatal pediatric brain stem tumors and benefited The Cristian Rivera Foundation.

The Cristian Rivera Foundation's mission is to help find a cure for Pontine Glioma brain stem tumors, which ultimately claimed Cristian's young life. The Cristian Rivera Foundation donates all monies raised to hospitals and foundations researching cures for Pontine Glioma through medical trials and scientific research. For instance, the Cristian Rivera Foundation actively supports Dr. Mark Soudweidane of the Weill Cornell Medical Center, who has formed a clinical trial that will aim to bypass the blood-brain barrier and treat Pontine Giloma tumors directly. The Foundation also donates to public awareness campaigns that seek to raise community consciousness regarding this terrible disease.

Proud friends, family and supporters joined Cristian Rivera Foundation committee members; Deputy Inspector Edward Caban, La Mega 97.9 FM's On-Air Radio Personality J.I. Starr, The Remix King DJ Tedsmooth, Marketing Company Owner Elis Pacheco, Interior Designer Solange Osorio, Talent Agency CEO Carlos "Keyes" Fernandez, Renowned DJ and Business Impresario Ralph Mercado III, Art Director for Lillian August Design Katie DeFlorio, Music Producer and Cutting Records Owner Aldo Marin, Real Estate Agent Fulvia Lora and Cristian Rivera Foundation Founder John "Gungie" Rivera to begin the 5 mile walk through the Roberto Clemente State Park.

The Hudson River Café donated water bottles which were passed out by happy volunteers cheering the walkers on. The walk concluded with a group picture and pledges to come back for the next walk-a-thon.

For more information and/or pictures log on to the Cristian Rivera Foundation website here, or please contact Tatiana Bascope at 212-779-2222.

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4th Annual Walk for Health Walk-a-Thon

Time to bust out those walking shoes …the 4th Annual Walk for Health Walk-a-Thon PONTE-EN-FORMA is coming to Roberto Clemente State Park on Sunday April 17th from 10am-2pm. Every year, event sponsors the Diversity Foundation and The National Puerto Rican Parade choose charitable causes important to the community to benefit from the money raised. This year, they'e chosen the Cristian Rivera Foundation. As if that wasn’t enough of a reason to sign up, the Cristian Rivera Foundation also offers a series of walk-a-thon packages including signature foundation wristbands and t-shirts, as well as $25 gift certificates to Hudson River Café and Havana Café.

Walk-A-Thon Registration

Click here to see all of the available packages and to register for this five-mile walk. It’s a great workout for a great cause with some great gifts, so sign up today and we’ll see you there! Even if you can’t make it, you can still donate to the Cristian Rivera Foundation.

For more information, call 212-779-2222.
John "Gungie" Rivera's Ch 7 Interview

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John "Gungie" Rivera's interviewed on Ch 7 News regarding DIPG awareness, the Cristain Rivera Foundation and the upcoming walk-a-thon to benefit the Cristian Rivera Foundation, this Sunday 4/17/11 at Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx.

John "Gungie" Rivera's Bronxnet Interview

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