LAS VEGAS, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 29th, 2012 EVA LONGORIA hosted PADRES CONTRA EL CANCER'S (PADRES) 12th annual fund-raising gala, 'EL SUENO DE ESPERANZA' along with committed supporter, GEORGE LOPEZ who acted as Master of Ceremonies. The star-studded event was held at the Tropicana Las Vegas and funds raised from the Gala will benefit children with cancer and support PADRES families in California, South Florida, New York City and Las Vegas, NV.
Academy Award Nominee EDWARD JAMES OLMOS and three-time Olympic Gold Medalist KERRI WALSH JENNINGS presented awards to MATTEL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL UCLA and Los Angeles Lakers forward METTA WORLD PEACE, who were both honored for their inspiring contributions to the pediatric cancer community.
The evening included live musical performances by Latin Grammy Award Nominees ALEKS SYNTEK and SHAILA DURCAL, who also joined together on stage and treated guests to a special duet. The event was attended by over 400 leaders in business and philanthropy and celebrity supporters that included: ITATI CANTORAL (Actress), GIL CEDILLO (Assemblymember), SISSI FLEITAS (Univision TV Personality/Model), CARLOS GOMEZ (Actor), JACKIE GUERRIDO (Univision TV Personality), CARLA PELLEGRINO (Celebrity Chef), HALSTON SAGE (Actress), CASSIE SCERBO (Actress), DANIA RAMIREZ (Actress), KEVEN RAMIREZ (Radio Host) and ALEX YEMENIDIJIAN (CEO of Tropicana Las Vegas).
The 12th Annual "El Sueno De ESPERANZA" Gala Sponsors Included: Verizon, Tropicana, UCLA Dream Fund and, LTEvention (Official Design Partner), Encore, AEG, The Vons Foundation, Keck Medical Center of USC, Bacardi and the Axis Agency.
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 of 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.
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