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