Cristian Rivera Foundation Gala
The Cristian Rivera Foundation presented Dr. Mark Souweidane with $30,000 at its Second Annual Gala, which took place at NYC event space Quo on Tuesday, October 19.
Dr. Souweidane Accepting Award
The money raised from ticket sales is funding promising clinical research that Dr. Souweidane feels will revolutionize the treatment of Pontine Glioma. Dr. Souweidane, who also received the Foundation’s Vision of Hope award, has dedicated his career to the goal of curing this inoperable brain stem tumor.
Dr. Souweidane Accepting Check
This substantial donation was just one of the night’s many highlights. Guests got the chance to bid on unique items in both live and silent auctions, including boxing gloves autographed by legendary boxer Muhammad Ali and a date with “Las Gemelas Lulu y Lala” from The Luis Jimenez Showon X96.3. Celebrity Chefs Alex Garcia and Ricardo Cardona,recipients of the night’s Outstanding Service Awards, fed the night’s guests with food donated from top NYC restaurants.
Current Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz
DJ Camilo, John Gungie RIvera and Anthony Mason
Dr. Souweidane and Guest on Red Carpet
Jim Jones, Frankie Nunez, Dr. Ben Velasquez, DJ Tedsmooth, DJ Lucho
The Cristian Rivera Foundation raises awareness and funds for Pontine Glioma through an annual gala, as well as other fundraising events and the sale of signature blue wristbands and t-shirts. For more information on the Cristian Rivera Foundation, call 212-779-2222 or visitwww.cristianriverafoundation.org and www.cristian-rivera.com.