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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

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     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
                MONTANEZ.  Radio Personality RENAN ALMENDAREZ COELLO ("EL
                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
     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
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SOURCE PADRES Contra El Cancer

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