Monday, February 28, 2011

Vivian Rivera (Rest In Peace)

"THE ERIKA ROMAN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION' cordially invites you to ......celebrate the life of VIVIAN RIVERA on March 1st, 2011, at LEHMAN HIGH SCHOOL. 3000 EAST TREMONT AVENUE, BRONX, NY 10465, AT 7PM. Join us as we commemorate Vivian's journey and remember the beauty she shared with so many.

This event is free for ALL and promises to be a special evening. Musical presentations by Luis Damon, George LaMond, Corina, Eric Sosa and Caridad De La Cruz Aka " La Bruja". Special presentations by the Bronx Borough President Mr. Ruben Diaz Jr. and Ms. Sophia Gaines of the American Cancer Society and other notable speakers and performers.

1 comment:

Chris Hostos said...

Back in January 2011, a near and dear loved one, Vivian Rivera passed away from breast cancer. Leading up to her last days, she continued to speak life to others that were recently diagnosed. She was determined to share her story with others and be there for them even while going through her own treatments. Life did not seem to stop for Vivian as I remember it after being diagnosed, but truly strived for new experiences and to live to the fullest for as long as she could. I love what I have experienced through the memoires and stories through friends and family; which truly inspires me to do better for not only myself but others.

After speaking with Christine (Vivian’s daughter, my fiancĂ©’) and finding out, she actually did this 5 boro bike tour before passing I knew the Charitable partner and riding for Vivian was truly meant to be. With that I said I choose First Descents, to represent on my bike tour. FIRST DESCENTS offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same.

With that said, my goal is to raise $1,000 in Vivian Rivera’s name to donate to the First Descents organization and ride with them on May 5th 2013 while honoring Vivian, as she once did this bike tour as well.
Any donations or promotion would truly be appreciated on the shows behalf. Thank you truly. ~Chris Hostos