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Eva Longoria to Present PADRES Contra El Cancer's� Largest Fundraiser of the Year "Escape to Carnaval: A Weekend of Rhythm and HOPE" Benefitting Childhood Cancer

Sep 27 2012 12:00AM

Hispanic PR Wire

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- EVA LONGORIA and PADRES Contra El Cancer (PADRES) will present "Escape to Carnaval: A Weekend of Rhythm and HOPE" this September 28th and 29th. The weekend will feature two days of fundraising events that will benefit childhood cancer. These events will be PADRES' largest fundraising campaign for 2012 and will coincide with the 12th annual 'El Sueno de Esperanza' Gala taking place September 29th, 2012.

Weekend events include:

Friday, September 28th, 2012
Laugh Factory Welcome Reception and Comedy Show located inside the Tropicana will feature a Pre-Show VIP Reception from 7PM to 8PM and a Special Comedy Show from 8PM to 9:30PM.

Saturday, September 29th, 2012
PADRES Visits University Medical Center Las Vegas from 9:00AM to 10:30AM. Celebrity supporters and ambassadors include: Shaila Durcal, Sissi Fleitas, Carlos Gomez, Keven Ramirez, Cassie Scerbo, Aleks Syntec.

12th Annual 'El Sueno de Esperanza' Gala from 6:30PM to 10PM will be hosted by PADRES National Spokesperson, EVA LONGORIA and Master of Ceremonies GEORGE LOPEZ. More than 400 celebrities and leaders in business and philanthropy are expected to attend. Guests expected to attend are ADAM RODRIGUEZ, DANIA RAMIREZ, JACKIE GUERRIDO, CASSIE SCERBO, CARLOS GOMEZ, HALSTON SAGE, SISSI FLEITAS, ITATI CANTORAL, CARLA PELLEGRINO, DAISY FUENTES and JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. This year's honorees are MATTEL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL UCLA and METTA WORLD PEACE from the Los Angeles Lakers. Award presenters include Academy Award Nominee EDWARD JAMES OLMOS and three-time Olympic gold medalist KERRI WALSH JENNINGS.

PADRES Official Benefit After-Party hosted by Eva Longoria at TAO Night Club. Doors open at 10PM.

12th Annual "El Sueno De Esperanza" Gala Sponsors include:
Verizon, Tropicana, UCLA Dream Fund and LTEvention (Official Design Partner)

About PADRES Contra El Cancer:
PADRES Contra El Cancer (PADRES) is an organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families. PADRES programs, activities and services, while primarily oriented to the Latino community, serve childhood cancer patients from ALL races and ethnic origins. No family is turned away. Celebrating 27 years of service, PADRES brings together children, families, healthcare professionals and community leaders to promote a comprehensive understanding of childhood cancer and other blood disorders as well as effective methods for treatment. Please join our National Spokesperson Eva Longoria in the fight against childhood cancer. To learn more about PADRES, visit http://www.IAmHOPE.org .

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IAmHOPE.org
Twitter: http://twitter.com/IAmHOPE

For Sponsorships/Tickets
Suzanne Gonzalez
818.980.0208 ext. 234
sgonzalez@IAmHOPE.org

Or

Jay Reynolds
818-980-0208 ext. 239
jreynolds@IAmHOPE.org

SOURCE PADRES Contra El Cancer



Source: Hispanic PR Wire