PADRES Contra El Cancer Hosts 20th Anniversary Picnic and Carnival Presented by the Southern California Chevrolet Dealers Association
Nearly 5,000 People Expected to Attend Event That Celebrates 'Hope'
for Latino Children With Cancer and Their Families
WHAT: PADRES Contra El Cancer's 20th Anniversary Picnic and Carnival presented by the Southern California Chevrolet Dealers Association is a free event open to all children with cancer and their families. The day-long celebration will feature food and entertainment, celebrity autograph signings, carnival games and rides, arts and craft activities, and raffle prize drawings. A special 20th Anniversary cake-cutting ceremony will occur at 2:30 PM, when doves will be released and a special Mariachi performance will celebrate the organization's 20-year history of community service. WHO: Spanish Television Personality RAUL BUENFIL and LATV "Mex 2 The Max" Host PATRICIA LOPEZ will emcee. Performers include: Urban Regional Rappers FLAKKIS and JAE-P, Hip Hop Artists MEXICLAN, Norteno Band INESPERADO and Mariachi Sensations MARIACHI SOL Y MAR WITH LA TRIGUENITA. Visiting dignitaries include SENATOR LIZ FIGUEROA, ASSEMBLYMEMBER JUDY CHU and ASSEMBLYMEMBER CINDY MONTANEZ. Radio Personality RENAN ALMENDAREZ COELLO ("EL CUCUY"), THE LAKER GIRLS, LOS ANGELES AVENGERS, TONY THE TIGER and Dora the Explorer's DIEGO will also be on hand to visit with guests and sign autographs for the children. WHEN: Sunday, August 28, 2005 (Noon - 6:00 PM) WHERE: Whittier Narrows Park - Meadows Area 751 South Santa Anita Avenue South El Monte, CA 91733 ABOUT PADRES: 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 2004, actress Eva Longoria has served as PADRES' National Spokesperson. For more information about PADRES, visit IamHope.org. - www.IamHope.org -
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