14th Annual CRF Gala – Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Capitale, 130 Bowery, NYC


Music producer and promoter John Rivera has been raising money to find a cure for DIPG ever since he lost his son Cristian to the rare and uniformly fatal brain stem tumor in 2009. Cristian was only 6 years old. Driven to support the work of Dr. Souweidane, who had treated his son, John Rivera created the Cristian Rivera Foundation and in 2011 became the very first donor to Dr. Souweidane’s dedicated DIPG research fund. Today, the Cristian Rivera Foundation is Dr. Souweidane’s largest and most impactful donor toward his DIPG research. 

Annual donations from CRF, totaling as much as $350,000, are largely enabled by the tremendous success of the Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Celebrity Gala, held every November at NYC’s Capitale and attended by more than 500 guests. Please consider supporting this important event as an attendee or sponsor.

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