Las Vegas, NV– Actress/Philanthropist Eva Longoria has been a busy woman these past few weeks. In a matter of a month she made a speech at the Democratic Convention in North Carolina, flew to L.A to host the NCLR Alma Awards for NBC, and this past weekend she was in Las Vegas, Nevada to host Padres Contra el Cancer’s (PADRES) 12th annual fund-raising gala, ‘El Sueno de Esperanza’ along with committed supporter, George Lopez who acted as Master of Ceremonies.
She is all about giving back.
The star-studded event was held at the Tropicana Las Vegas and funds raised from the Gala will benefit children with cancer and support PADRES families in California, South Florida, New York City and Las Vegas, NV. Academy Award Nominee Edward James Olmos and three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings presented awards to Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace, who were both honored for their inspiring contributions to the pediatric cancer community. The evening included live musical performances by Latin Grammy Award Nominees Aleks Syntek and Shaila Durcal, who also joined together on stage and treated guests to a special duet. The event was attended by over 400 leaders in business and philanthropy and celebrity supporters that included: Itati Cantoral (Actress), Gil Cedillo (Assemblymember), Sissi Fleitas (Univision TV Personality/Model), Carlos Gomez (Actor), Jackie Guerrido (Univision TV Personality), Carla Pellegrino (Celebrity Chef), Halston Sage (Actress), Dania Ramirez (Actress), Keven Ramirez (Radio Host) and Alex Yemenidijian (CEO of Tropicana Las Vegas).
The 12th Annual “El Sueño De ESPERANZA” Gala Sponsors Included: Verizon, Tropicana, UCLA Dream Fund and, LTEvention (Official Design Partner), Encore, AEG, The Vons Foundation, Keck Medical Center of USC, Bacardi and the Axis Agency.
About PADRES Contra El Cáncer: PADRES Contra El Cáncer (PADRES) is an organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families. Please join our National Spokesperson Eva Longoria in the fight against childhood cancer. To learn more about PADRES, visit www.IAmHOPE.org. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IAmHOPE.org Twitter: http://twitter.com/IAmHOPE