Eva Longoria and George Lopez Host Fundraising Gala at Tropicana Las Vegas

PADRES Contra El Cáncer (PADRES), a non-profit 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 fundraising gala, “El Sueño de Esperanza” gala hosted by actress Eva Longoria at the newly transformed Tropicana Las Vegas on Saturday, October 15. The evening, presented by Farmers Insurance Group, 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 fundraising campaign in 2011, “A Weekend of Latin Style & Entertainment,” was highlighted by the annual El Sueño De Esperanza” gala.

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(from left to right) Edward James Olmos, Eva Longoria and George Lopez




Edward James Olmos and George Lopez




“American Idol” Finalist Stefano Langone



“America’s Got Talent” Soprano Vocalist Barbara Padilla and “Entourage” Actor Rex Lee








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