Mark your calendars: the Fifth Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Celebrity Gala is officially scheduled for Monday September 30. The gala will once again be a star-studded affair held at the Copacabana Supper Club and Event Space in the heart of Times Square. Guests will enjoy dinner prepared by Celebrity Chef Alex Garcia and a cocktail hour on the Copacabana’s beautiful indoor/outdoor roof deck. We will also once again offer our exciting live and silent auctions with a selection one-of-a-kind experiences and memorabilia. All proceeds from auction sales and ticket sales will directly benefit the research of Dr. Oren Becher of Duke University and Dr. Mark Souweidane of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College as they work tirelessly to find a cure for DIPG.
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On Tuesday, violence broke out in Zhengzhou, China between the police and the workers of a Foxconn factory which is the largest producer of iPhones. The workers were protesting in front of the factory when video footage showed the police begin to attack them. Media outlets in China reported 100,000 people applied for the factory positions advertised by Foxconn. One employee, Li, quit his catering job, when he saw an “advertisement promising 25,000 yuan ($3,500) for two months of work.” A starting salary significantly higher than the average pay in the area. Other employees told news outlets that hundreds of them had spent money moving to Zhengzhou because of the promised wages.