The Cristian Rivera Foundation was featured during the Latin Mixx Conference (LMC) Awards Ceremony at The Times Square Center. Cristian Rivera Foundation's Founder John "Gungie" Rivera spoke on behalf of the Foundation in a heartfelt presentation about the devastating effects of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma or DIPG. Rivera extended his praise to all nominees for having come so far, and conveyed his enthusiasm for being Latino in the entertainment industry right now. Rivera also went into the grim details surrounding the loss of his son to the inoperable brain stem tumor, DIPG. He asked for the parents in the audience to identify themselves and related, "One thing for sure is that we love our children more than anything, that's the greatest love that we could ever experience." Overall, it was inspiring to see so many successful Latinos united to recognize each other's accomplishments and the Cristian Rivera Foundation and its members look forward to a continued relationship with Latin Mixx.