PADRES Contra El Cáncer (PADRES), a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families, is proud to join forces with Tropicana Las Vegas for the ‘El Sueño de Esperanza’ Gala presented by Farmers Insurance. The October 15th gala will pay tribute to PADRES’ extraordinary children and families while raising funds for the lifesaving work of the organization.
Coinciding with “A Weekend of Latin Style & Entertainment,” the annual gala is part of a series of events benefiting PADRES’ programs and services. PADRES National Spokesperson Eva Longoria and Master of Ceremonies George Lopez will be joined by more than 600 celebrities and business professionals expected to attend in support of the organization’s services.
Musical entertainment for the 11th annual ‘El Sueño de Esperanza’ Gala include:
- Born in Mexico City, Alejandra Guzman was known as the “Queen of Rock” from an early age. Throughout her 20-year musical career she has generated over 30 Top 10 radio hits, earned a 2002 Latin Grammy Award for “Best Rock Solo Album” and sold more than 10 million records. As a cancer survivor herself, Alejandra is also well-known for her involvement in philanthropic organizations such as the Asociación Mexicana de Ayuda a Niños con Cáncer (The Mexican Association of Aid to Children with Cancer) and acted as spokesperson for the SER campaign (SPTI) to promote breast cancer awareness in 2008.
- Last season’s “American Idol” Finalist Stefano Langone auditioned for the show after a terrible car accident. Known as Jennifer Lopez’s favorite, his rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Lately” brought the “American Idol” judge to tears.
- “America’s Got Talent” Soprano Vocalist and cancer survivor, Barbara Padilla finished as first runner up. Her long-awaited debut solo album, “Viviendo,” showcases Barbara’s versatile talent and features a stellar lineup of songs including the classic “Amado Mio,” a Spanish/English duet with Raul Malo.
In addition to the gala, weekend celebrations also include the PADRES Celebrity Poker Tournament on October 15, featuring surprise celebrity appearances, and the PADRES Gala After-Party hosted by Eva Longoria and Friends at Club Nikki.
Corporate sponsors include Farmers Insurance, Verizon Wireless, Xbox LIVE, UCLA Dream Fund, American Airlines AEG Worldwide, and LTeventions.
For more information about PADRES’ Gala please contact: Suzanne Gonzalez (Director of Development) at 818.980.0208 ext. 234 or via email at sgonzalez@IAmHOPE.org.
PADRES Contra El Cáncer has been dedicated to improving the lives of Latino children with cancer and their families for more than 25 years. As the only organization of its kind operating within the United States, 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. Though programs, activities and services are primarily designed for the Latino community, PADRES serves childhood cancer patients from all economic and ethnic backgrounds. No family is turned away. To learn more about PADRES, please visit www.IAmHOPE.org.