Eva Longoria & PADRES Contra El Cancer® Present Escape to Carnaval at The Tropicana Las Vegas

12th  Annual “El Sueno de ESPERANZA (SM)” Gala Celebrates Cildhood Cancer Awareness

LAS VEGAS, NV — This September 28th & 29th, during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Eva Longoria and Padres Contra El Cancer (PADRES) will present Escape to Carnaval: “A Weekend of Rhythm & HOPE” to benefit children with cancer and their families at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

The 12th Annual “El Sueno de ESPERANZA” Gala will bring together celebrities and business leaders from across the nation as they join PADRES in its commitment to bring HOPE to every child with cancer, and work to improve their chances of survival against this devastating disease.

The weekend long celebration will provide donors and corporate supporters with the unique opportunity to promote pediatric cancer awareness and raise funds for PADRES’ critical programs and services. Premier Gala Sponsor Verizon Wireless has launched ‘Escape to Carnaval,’ a fundraising effort that provides supporters with the chance of winning an all-expense paid trip to the weekend festivities by entering at www.verizoninsider.com/pcec.

“PADRES is grateful to have Verizon Wireless as this year’s Premier Gala Sponsor. Our multi-year partnership continues to explore new opportunities and Verizon is committed in supporting PADRES’ Mission: To Improve the Quality of Life for Children with Cancer and their Families,” states Elvia Barboa, PADRES CEO.

PADRES will be honoring Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA and Metta World Peace from the Los Angeles Lakers for their inspiring contributions to the pediatric cancer community. The “El Sueno De Esperanza” Gala will also feature a Live Musical Performance by Latin Grammy Award Nominee, Aleks Syntek.

To purchase tickets for the 2012 “El Sueno De ESPERANZA” Gala and to find out how you can join PADRES in the fight against childhood cancer, please visit www.IAmHOPE.org or contact Suzanne Gonzalez, PADRES Director of Development, at 818.980.0208 ext. 234.

Special thanks for the generous support from corporate sponsors such as Verizon Wireless, UCLA Dream Fund, LTEvention, AEG Worldwide, The Vons Foundation, Keck Medical Center of USC, Delta, and L’Oreal will directly increase the number of children and communities that PADRES is able to serve as part of its National expansion throughout California, South Florida, New York City and Nevada.

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