NEW YORK – Twenty-eight year old Christian Doran founded People for the New York State Pavilion in 2013 along with Matthew Silva, to bring attention to the now crumbling World’s Fair icon. Christian Doran died tragically at the age of twenty eight of an asthma attack in February.
Saturday Nov. 15 saw the friends and family of Christian Doran holding a musical benefit to raise funds for the Autism Community Trust which is a non profit organization that helps people with Autism Spectrum Disorders through grants.
Christian’s work with the Autism Community Trust was a valuable part of his life along with his job as a sound engineer at Queens Theater, located next to the rusting Pavilion.
Loved ones of the late 28-year-old Queens man are passionate about helping autistic children and restoring a borough icon and are now “carrying the torch” for the activist.
The event was held at The Hub in Island Park on Sat Nov. 15
The original article by Lisa L. Colangelo on the New York Daily News website can be read here