Padres Contra El Cáncer, a nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families, celebrated the expansion into the Las Vegas community by hosting its 11th annual fund-raising gala, “El Sueño de Esperanza,” last night at the Tropicana. Actress Eva Longoria hosted the evening, presented by Farmers Insurance Group. Celebrities on hand included Edward James Olmos, George Lopez, Barbara Padilla from “America’s Got Talent,” Stefano Langone from “American Idol” and Rex Lee from “Entourage.”
The event raised funds to benefit Padres and the lifesaving work of the organization. Guests enjoyed gourmet cuisine and premier musical entertainment.
In June 2011, Padres and Tropicana Las Vegas launched a cause-related partnership to promote pediatric cancer awareness and to provide opportunities to raise supplemental program funding. The first initiative under this partnership included Padres’ largest fund-raising campaign in 2011, “A Weekend of Latin Style & Entertainment,” was highlighted by the annual “El Sueño De Esperanza” gala.
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