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Golden Globe-Nominated Actress Supports Cancer Patients By Donating “Desperate Housewives” Episodic Fee To PADRES Contra El Cáncer

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 23, 2005 – PADRES Contra El Cáncer (PADRES), a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families, today announced that Eva Longoria Parker, star of ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” is donating her episodic fee from an upcoming clip show to the cancer organization.

“Eva’s generosity extends far beyond monetary contributions,” said Michael Velázquez, CEO of PADRES. “Whether she is promoting our Symbol of Hope wristband campaign or visiting children in the hospital, Eva’s commitment to the families we serve is an inspiration to everyone involved with PADRES. Her compassion is reflected in the smiles of every patient she sees.”

The Golden Globe nominee has been involved with PADRES since 2001 and was named the organization’s National Spokesperson in March.

“I’ve seen first-hand the hope that PADRES brings to thousands of children and their families who are battling cancer,” said Longoria. “These children inspire me each day to continue making a difference in their lives and the lives of other children affected by this disease. I hope my involvement with PADRES will inspire others to do the same.”

PADRES Contra El Cáncer (PADRES) is a non–profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino 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 20 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. Since March 2005, actress Eva Longoria Parker has served as PADRES’ National Spokesperson. For more information about PADRES, visit

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