On November 1st, 2014 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 14th annual fundraising event, ‘El SUENO DE ESPERANZA,’ in partnership with TAO Group and The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas.

Actress, Activist, Philanthropist and PADRES National Spokesperson, Eva Longoria will serve as the event chair, as the celebration honors KECK HOSPITAL OF USC and VERIZON.

“As the father of a child who is a cancer survivor, I understand the unique needs of children suffering from this disease,” said Scott Evans, Pharm.D., M.H.A., CEO of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital. “We applaud PADRES Contra El Cancer’s mission to support young cancer patients and their families, and we are honored to be recognized by such a compassionate organization.”

Both Keck Hospital of USC and Verizon will be honored with the ‘El Sueno de Esperanza’ Award, acknowledging their exemplary dedication, commitment and compassion toward improving the quality of life for children with cancer and their families.

“Verizon has been proud to support PADRES as we share a common goal of empowering people to live healthier lives by increasing access to critical and quality care. We are honored to be a part of the 2014 ‘El Sueno de Esperanza’ Celebration,” said Carolina Jaksch, Associate Director of Multicultural Marketing for Verizon.

The weekend-long celebration will include a silent auction, awards ceremony, a special performance by Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, an Official After Party at TAO Nightclub, as well as, other weekend festivities. PADRES along with its National Spokespersons, Eva Longoria and Beto Cuevas 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 now and may be purchased at www.ElSuenoDeEsperanza.org or by contacting PADRES.

The event has garnered a stellar roster in previous years, which includes: Rafael Amaya, Matt Barnes, Gilbert Anthony Cedillo, Alejandro Fernandez, Andy Garcia, Edy Ganem, Alejandra Guzman, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Tim Leiweke, George Lopez, Mario Lopez, Demi Lovato, Edward James Olmos and Dania Ramirez.

Official 14th Annual ‘El Sueno de Esperanza’ Celebration Sponsors include: TAO, TAO Beach, LAVO, The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas, Sage Automotive, Universal City Nissan, Keck Medicine of USC and Univision Los Angeles.

Source: PR Newswire

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