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Eva Longoria to Host 16th Annual ‘El Sueño de Esperanza’ Celebration at The Venetian Honoring the Legendary Carlos Santana

Eva Longoria to Host 16th Annual 'El Sueño de Esperanza' Celebration at The Venetian Honoring the Legendary Carlos Santana
On August 20, 2016, Padres Contra el Cncer (PADRES), a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for children with cancer and their families, will celebrate its 16th annual fundraising event, the ‘El SueñO de Epseranza’ celebration, in partnership with The Venetian Las Vegas (Pictured: Eva Longoria – Photo: © Scott Harrison)

The ‘El Sueño de Esperanza’ is a weekend long celebration of HOPE providing supporters, sponsors and guests with different opportunities during their stay in Las Vegas. Depending on the level of support, individuals will receive tickets to see “BAZ – Star Crossed Love,” a spa treatment at Canyon Ranch SpaClub, tickets to the ‘El Sueño de Esperanza’ award ceremony, entry to the official after party at TAO Nightclub, and a departing brunch at Morels French Bistro & Steakhouse.

Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana

Photo © Erik Kabik /

The award ceremony will be a white attire event, chaired by actress, activist, producer, director, and PADRES national spokesperson, Eva Longoria. Longoria will be joined by: event co-chair, Peter R. Villegas, Vice President of Latin Affairs for The Coca-Cola Company; actor, comedian George Lopez who will serve as the evening’s master of ceremonies; and a special performance will be given by singer-songwriter, Prince Royce.

On this special evening, the organization will honor the legendary, Carlos Santana with the Ruby Oliva Cedillo Tribute Award. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who best exemplifies PADRES’ guiding values and core ideals – honesty, character, integrity, respect, commitment to community and service to humanity.

“It is my supreme honor to receive this prestigious award and be of service to Mrs. Eva Longoria and PADRES Contra El Cáncer. There is no nobler cause then helping children in need, and giving them and their families, hope, love and assistance to live long, healthy lives and make a difference in the world,” said Carlos Santana.
Other guests include: Ivonne Coll, Enrique Gutierrez, Zulay Henao, Jorge Linares, Esai Morales, Victor Ortiz, Sandra Peña, Jessica Pimentel, Keven Ramirez, Brandon Rios, Adam Rodriguez, Alondra Santos, Taboo (of the Black Eyed Peas), Emeraude Toubia, Andy Vargas, and Lisa Vidal.
PADRES along with its national spokesperson, Eva Longoria invite supporters from across the nation to come together and embark on this journey to bring HOPE to children with cancer and their families. For individuals who would like to attend, tickets are on sale and may be purchased at or by contacting PADRES.
Official 16th Annual ‘El Sueño de Esperanza’ Celebration Sponsors include: American Airlines, The Venetian Las Vegas, Coca-Cola, AEG, Aetna, TAO Nightclub, Canyon Ranch SpaClub, and Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro.

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