On September 24th, 2013 Padres Contra el Cancer (PADRES), a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for children with cancer and their families, will celebrate its 13th annual fundraising gala, “EL SUENO DE ESPERANZA” in partnership with AEG Live and Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE.

Actress, Activist, Philanthropist and PADRES National Spokesperson, Eva Longoria will serve as Gala Chair, as the star-studded celebration honors two of the largest names in Latin music and entertainment, Alejandra Guzman and Joan Sebastian. These multiple award-winning artists will be recognized with the organization’s Champion of HOPE Award, for personifying courage against cancer with strength, determination, dignity and most of all HOPE.

The Spanish-themed evening will also include special performances by world renowned flamenco singer and percussionist, Antonio Carmona and international flamenco entertainers Manuel Gutierrez and Fanny Ara. More than 400 celebrities and leaders in business, entertainment and philanthropy are expected to attend as the event has garnered a stellar roster in previous years which include: Alejandro Fernandez, Andy Garcia, Daisy Fuentes, George Lopez, Demi Lovato, Derek Fisher, Edward James Olmos, Eva LaRue, Felicity Huffman, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Marcia Cross, Mario Lopez, Matt Barnes, Paulina Rubio, Sugar Ray Leonard and many others.

PADRES along with its National Spokespersons, Eva Longoria and Beto Cuevas invite supporters from across the nation to come together and embark on the journey to bring HOPE to children with cancer and their families. For individuals who would like to attend this exclusive event tickets are on sale now and may be purchased by contacting PADRES. The 13th Annual Gala will include a celebrity red carpet, cocktail reception, celebrity VIP lounge, gourmet cuisine and beverages by Wolfgang Puck Catering and premier entertainment.

Official 13th Annual Gala Sponsors include: Verizon; BlackBerry; Anschutz Entertainment Group; Delta and L’Oreal, whose generous support will directly increase the number of children and communities that PADRES is able to serve as part of its National expansion throughout California, South Florida, New York and Nevada.

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