LOS ANGELES, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2008 WHO: PADRES CONTRA EL CANCER and the Los Angeles Avengers, will host the Inaugural Stand for HOPE! 5k Charity Run/Walk to raise money in support of children with cancer and their families. Scheduled to participate in the pre-race events, including a press conference and morning warm-ups will be PADRES Spokespersons Eva Longoria Parker, Star of Desperate Housewives and Fernando Del Rincon of Univision's Primer Impacto, along with other celebrities. WHAT: INAUGURAL STAND FOR HOPE! 5K CHARITY RUN/WALK PADRES Contra El Cancer will host its Inaugural 5k Run/Walk to raise money to continue providing benefits to families whose children are undergoing treatment for cancer at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Childrens Hospital Orange County and other Southern California pediatric cancer centers. More than 400 persons are expected to take part in the 5k Run/Walk. Participants will include pediatric cancer patients; their families; CHLA doctors and nurses; PADRES Contra El Cancer Directors, Staff & Volunteers; and special celebrity guests. The Run/Walk will conclude with an awards presentation. The celebration includes a sponsor village that includes live music and other activities. WHERE: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 3911 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90037 TIME: Press Conference: 7:00 - 7:45 AM Race Start Time: 8:00 AM CREDENTIALS: MEDIA CREDENTIALS ARE REQUIRED Please contact: Maribel De La Torre @ 818.581.5458 About PADRES: 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 over 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. Please join our spokespeople Eva Longoria and Fernando Del Rincon in the fight against childhood cancer. To learn more about PADRES, visit http://www.IAmHOPE.org. About the AVENGERS: One of the Arena Football League's premier franchises, the Los Angeles Avengers have distinguished themselves as a proud member of the Southern California sports community ever since their inaugural season in 2000. Under the direction of head coach Ed Hodgkiss, the Avengers have advanced to the AFL playoffs in five of their past six seasons and captured their first Western Division championship in 2005. Equally effective off the field, the Avengers have ventured out into local communities more than 1,000 times in the past three years, visiting hospitals, schools, missions and community events. The team is owned by Casey Wasserman and operated under the Wasserman Media Group umbrella. For more information about the Avengers or to order season tickets, call 1-888-AVENGERS.
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