LAS VEGAS, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 28th and 29th, 2012 EVA LONGORIA, will host PADRES CONTRA EL CANCER'S (PADRES), 12th annual fund-raising gala, "EL SUENO DE ESPERANZA" at the ALL NEW Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Actor and Comedian GEORGE LOPEZ will also, lend his support once again and act as the evening's Master of Ceremonies.
PADRES, a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for children with cancer and their families, will be honoring MATTEL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL UCLA and Los Angeles Lakers forward, METTA WORLD PEACE, for their philanthropic and inspiring contributions to the pediatric cancer community. Funds raised that evening will support PADRES educational and quality of life programs and economic services benefiting PADRES families in California, South Florida, New York City and Las Vegas, NV.
"When you have a child who is diagnosed with cancer it is heart-wrenching, overwhelming and has a profound impact on the entire family. PADRES offers the kinds of educational and support services families need to equip and strengthen themselves for the fight against childhood cancer. As a parent of a child who has survived cancer, I am very familiar with the pain and agony associated with this disease and I applaud PADRES for the invaluable services they are offering to families. I am very honored to receive this award." – Metta World Peace
The evening will also include a Live Musical Performance by Grammy Award Nominee, ALEKS SYNTEK, who is also the winning Judge/Coach of the hit TV Series "La Voz". More than 600 celebrities and leaders in business, entertainment, and philanthropy are expected to attend. Invited guests include Jessica Alba, Beto Cuevas, Constance Marie, Terry Crews, Marcia Cross, Matt Barnes, Andy Garcia, Daisy Fuentes, Felicity Huffman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Adam Rodriguez, Brenda Strong, Ken Paves, and Mario Lopez, Ana Brenda Contreras, Eugenio Derbez, Lucero, Alejandra Guzman, Edward James Olmos, Fernando Carrillo, Jackie Guerrido, Karyme Lozano among others.
Eva Longoria, PADRES National Spokesperson, and PADRES invite supporters from across the nation to come together and embark on the journey to bring HOPE to children with cancer and their families. For individuals who would like to attend this exclusive event, tickets are on sale now and may be purchased by contacting PADRES. The weekend long celebration will include a VIP Welcome Reception, Auction, Dinner, Official Gala After Party and Premier Entertainment.
The 12th Annual "El Sueno De ESPERANZA" Gala Sponsors include:
Verizon, Tropicana, UCLA Dream Fund and, LTEvention (Official Design Partner)
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.
To learn more about PADRES, visit www.IAmHOPE.org.
SOURCE PADRES Contra El Cáncer