Eva Longoria Returns to Las Vegas to Host PADRES Contra El Cancer’s®...

Eva Longoria Returns to Las Vegas to Host PADRES Contra El Cancer’s® 12th Annual “El Sueno de ESPERANZA(SM)” Gala With George Lopez as Master of Ceremonies

Honoring Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA & Metta World Peace From the Los Angeles Lakers


LAS VEGAS, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ —


EVA LONGORIA, will host PADRES CONTRA EL CANCER’S (PADRES), 12th annual fund-raising gala, “EL SUENO DE ESPERANZA” at the Tropicana Las Vegas. Actor and Comedian GEORGE LOPEZ will also, lend his support once again and act as the gala’s Master of Ceremonies.

The evening will honor and recognize MATTEL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL UCLA and METTA WORLD PEACE from the Los Angeles Lakers for their philanthropic and inspiring contributions to the pediatric cancer community. Celebrity Award Presenters are Academy Award Nominee EDWARD JAMES OLMOS and three-time Olympic Gold Medalist KERRI WALSH JENNINGS. Guests will also be treated to live musical performances by Latin Grammy Award Nominees, ALEKS SYNTEK and SHAILA DURCAL.

Other Invited Guests Include:

Itati Cantoral, Daisy Fuentes, Carlos Gomez, Jackie Guerrido, Felicity Huffman, Rex Lee, Sugar Ray Leonard, Ken Paves, Dania Ramirez, Adam Rodriguez, Halston Sage, Cassie Scerbo, Bella Thorne, Serena Williams and many more.

12th Annual “El Sueno de ESPERANZA” Gala Sponsors include:

Verizon, Tropicana, UCLA Dream Fund and LTEvention (Official Design Partner)


PADRES’ “El Sueno de Esperanza” Gala is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year and brings together more than 400 celebrities and leaders in business, entertainment and philanthropy. Together supporters from across the nation embark on the journey to bring HOPE to children with cancer and their families. Funds raised that evening will support PADRES’ educational and quality of life programs and economic services for PADRES families in California, South Florida, New York City and Las Vegas, NV.


Tropicana Las Vegas

3801 South Las Vegas Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89109


Saturday, September 29th, 2012

PADRES Visits University Medical Center Las Vegas

9:00AM: Scheduled visits to include: Shaila Durcal, Aleks Syntek, Carlos Gomez and Cassie Scerbo.

12th Annual “El Sueno De ESPERANZA” Gala

5:30PM: Press Check-In

6:30PM: Red Carpet Celebrity Arrival / Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction

8:30PM: Dinner & Award Presentation

11:00PM: Official Benefit After Party Hosted by Eva Longoria at TAO Nightclub

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 http://www.IAmHOPE.org .

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IAmHOPE.org

Twitter: http://twitter.com/IAmHOPE

For Sponsorships/Tickets:

Suzanne Gonzalez

818.980.0208 ext. 234



Jay Reynolds

818-980-0208 ext. 239


SOURCE PADRES Contra El Cancer

Eva Longoria Returns to Las Vegas to Host PADRES Contra El Cancer’s® 12th Annual “El Sueno de ESPERANZA(SM)” Gala With George Lopez as Master of Ceremonies