Padres Contra El Cáncer® Hosts
Annual Family Picnic and Carnival
Presented by, The Shlomo Rechnitz Foundation

On Saturday, July 13th, thousands of individuals came together for PADRES’ 27th Annual Family Picnic and Carnival, all of which was made possible by this year’s presenting sponsor, The Shlomo Rechnitz Foundation.

The event benefitted families whose children are undergoing or have undergone treatment for cancer at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Children’s Hospital Orange County, LAC/USC Women and Children’s Hospital; Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital; Kaiser Permanente Sunset, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and other Southern California pediatric cancer centers.  The fun-filled day hosted several activities such as carnival rides, carnival games, a barbeque lunch, arts & crafts, game booths and live entertainment.  

More than 3,000 childhood cancer patients; families; community supporters and corporate sponsors such as, The Shlomo Rechnitz Foundation, Verizon, BlackBerry, Olvera Music Company; Kellogg’s; Golden State Foods and Curacao participated in this special celebration of life. 

PADRES Celebrity Ambassadors and Supporters attend the event and included: Enrique Gutierrez (PADRES Ambassador and Sports Commentator); Keven Ramirez (PADRES Ambassador and Radio Host); Brandon Rios (PADRES Ambassador and Professional Boxer) and Norma Roque (Univision Reporter). All of whom contributed their time by emceeing, signing autographs, playing stage games and visiting with the families.

Others who also donated their time included musical and special performances by: Cindy Ortega (Singer/Songwriter); Grupo MAO (Musicians); Vic De Leon (Singer/Songwriter); Banda Nueva Generación; Monster Kids (Breakdancers); MC Magic (Rapper/Songwriter) and Mariachi Corona de Angeles.