Stars Come Out to Support the Cristian Rivera Foundation at Charity Theater Performance

March 24th, 2012   admin   Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Last night, the Cristian Rivera Foundation filled the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre with a one-night-only charity performance of DC-7, The Roberto Clemente Story. Guests enjoyed a two-hour pre-show reception catered by Celebrity Chef and Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member Alex Garcia, the executive chef at Babalu Restaurant and Lounge in the Bronx, before sitting down to enjoy DC-7, the award-winning bilingual musical that tells the story of legendary hall of fame baseball player Roberto Clemente. Clemente’s son, Roberto Clemente Jr., was there to support the foundation as their latest committee member, along with The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub, who has proved to be a great supporter of the Cristian Rivera Foundation since attending their third annual fundraiser gala last September. Many of Clemente’s fellow committee members were also on hand, including founder of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre Miriam Colon, businessman Elis Pacheco, founder and president of Metropolitan Recording Corporation Jerry Salerno, DJ Tedsmooth, music producer Aldo Marin, Red Entertainment Group founder Carlos Keyes, businessman Jeff Lavino, David Letterman Show staffer Karen Cerna, real estate agent Fulvia Lora, Bronx Base Builders founder William Padilla, X-Interactive Media founder Carlos Colon, information technology manager Steve Cox, philanthropist Dolores Catania, and concert impresario Ralph Mercado III, a member of the Cristian Rivera Foundation Board of Directors. The night was so successful that Cristian Rivera Foundation founder John “Gungie” Rivera and all of the committee members in attendance were able to present a $10,000 check to Dr. Mark Souweidane to help fund his pioneering clinical trials into curing DIPG.

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