Eva Longoria Gives Generous Holiday Gift to Children With Cancer and Their Families Golden Globe-Nominated Actress Supports Cancer Patients by Donating 'Desperate

Housewives' Episodic Fee to PADRES Contra El Cancer

    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- PADRES Contra El Cancer (PADRES), a
 non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino
 children with cancer and their families, today announced that EVA LONGORIA,
 star of ABC's "Desperate Housewives," is donating her episodic fee from an
 upcoming clip show to the cancer organization.
     "Eva's generosity extends far beyond monetary contributions," said Michael
 Velazquez, CEO of PADRES.  "Whether she is promoting our Symbol of Hope
 wristband campaign or visiting children in the hospital, Eva's commitment to
 the families we serve is an inspiration to everyone involved with PADRES.  Her
 compassion is reflected in the smiles of every patient she sees."
     The Golden Globe nominee has been involved with PADRES since 2001 and was
 named the organization's National Spokesperson in March.
     "I've seen first-hand the hope that PADRES brings to thousands of children
 and their families who are battling cancer," said Longoria.  "These children
 inspire me each day to continue making a difference in their lives and the
 lives of other children affected by this disease.  I hope my involvement with
 PADRES will inspire others to do the same."
     PADRES Contra El Cancer (PADRES) is a non-profit 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 20 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.  Since
 March 2005, actress Eva Longoria has served as PADRES' National Spokesperson.
 For more information about PADRES, visit IamHope.org.

SOURCE PADRES Contra El Cancer

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