Tampico Beverages Named Title Sponsor of PADRES Contra El Cancer's 2006 El Sueno De Esperanza Gala

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Jul 18, 2006, 01:00 ET from PADRES Contra El Cancer

    LOS ANGELES, July 18 /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
 Tampico Beverages, the top-selling juice drink brand among Hispanic
 consumers, has been named the title sponsor of the organization's annual El
 Sueno de Esperanza (Dream of Hope) Gala.
     "We are so excited to have Tampico Beverages as the title sponsor of
 this year's Tampico Beverages El Sueno de Esperanza Gala," said PADRES
 National Spokesperson Eva Longoria. "Tampico is an iconic Hispanic brand
 that has been a part of many of our families' lives for generations. It is
 only fitting that Tampico Beverages is playing a major role in this
 wonderful event benefiting the same families who support their brand."
     Held on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, the Tampico Beverages El Sueno de
 Esperanza Gala will be the first public event held on the "Desperate
 Housewives" Wisteria Lane set at Universal Studios, Hollywood. In addition
 to honoring individuals and corporations who have made a significant impact
 on the lives of children with cancer and their families, this black-tie
 fundraiser benefiting PADRES Contra El Cancer will feature red carpet
 arrivals from celebrities and elected officials, a cocktail reception, a
 seated dinner, the opportunity to bid on a variety of live and silent
 auction items as well as entertainment from a popular recording artist.
     "The El Sueno de Esperanza Gala is the perfect opportunity for Tampico
 Beverages to give back to our consumers," said Scott Miller, Chief
 Executive Officer of Tampico Beverages. "We've seen the enormous positive
 impact PADRES has made in the community and know that our support of this
 great organization will help PADRES continue to bring hope to many children
 with cancer and their families."
     To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets to
 the Tampico El Sueno de Esperanza Gala, please contact PADRES Contra El
 Cancer at (323) 850-7901 extension 224.
     PADRES Contra El Cancer 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 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. Since March 2005, actress EVA LONGORIA has
 served as the organization's National Spokesperson. To learn more about
 PADRES, visit www.IamHope.org.
     Privately held Tampico Beverages is headquartered at 3106 North
 Campbell Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60618. Tampico is one of the world's
 leading manufacturers and marketers of high quality, value-added drink
 concentrates, sold under the name Tampico(R) Fruit Punches, Tampico(R)
 Plus, Tampico(R) Flavored Water Beverage and Tampico(R) Energy. Tampico is
 the number one selling brand of refrigerated juice drinks among U.S.
 Hispanics. Tampico Beverages are sold in grocery chains and independent
 retailers nationally and in more than 50 countries worldwide. For more
 information on the company's products, please visit www.tampico.com.

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