Eva Longoria to Host the 16th Annual ‘El Sueno De Esperanza’ Celebration at The Venetian Las Vegas

On August 20, 2016, PADRES CONTRA EL CÁNCER (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.


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.


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
PADRES Contra El Cáncer (PADRES) is an organization committed to improving the quality of life for children with cancer and their families. PADRES programs, activities and services, while primarily oriented to the Latino community, serve childhood cancer patients from ALL races and ethnic origins. No family is turned away. Celebrating 29 of years of service, 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. Please join our National Spokespersons Eva Longoria and Beto Cuevas in the fight against childhood cancer. To learn more about PADRES, visit,, @IAmHOPE. For more information about “El Sueño de Esperanza’ Celebration, please visit:


For forty years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten GRAMMY® Awards and three Latin GRAMMY® Awards. He won a record-tying nine GRAMMYs for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth”) as well as three Latin GRAMMY’s. He has also received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009), and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013). Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” And, with the 2014 release of Corazón, Santana surpassed the Rolling Stones and is one of only two music acts in Billboard history to score at least one Top Ten album for six consecutive decades from the 1960s on. April 15, 2016 marks the release date of Santana IV, the wildly anticipated studio album that reunites the revered early ’70s lineup of guitar icon Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar, vocals), Michael Carabello (percussion) and Michael Shrieve (drums). Santana IV features 16 all-new tracks written and produced by the band that burst with the same unparalleled energy and superlative musicianship that made Santana a pioneering force in world music and a household name across the globe. Santana IV debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and marks Santana’s fourteenth Top 10 album. Santana is currently headlining a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. In the fall of 2014, Carlos Santana released his memoir “The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light.” It’s a profoundly inspiring tale of spiritual commitment and musical fearlessness that does not balk at finding the humor in the world of high-flying fame, nor at speaking plainly of Santana’s personal revelations, and the divine and infinite possibility he sees in each person he meets.


About The Venetian® Las Vegas:
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants by celebrity chefs and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers 4,028 elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and The Strip’s largest poker room; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit, @venetianvegas and The Venetian Las Vegas is a property of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).
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Eva Longoria to Host the 16th Annual 'El Sueno De Esperanza' Celebration at The Venetian Las Vegas
On August 20, 2016, PADRES CONTRA EL CÁNCER (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'

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