“Thank you to all our guests, sponsors and supporters for making our 12th Annual ‘El Sueño de ESPERANZA’ such an incredible evening.” ~ Eva Longoria

On September 29th, 2012 EVA LONGORIA hosted PADRES CONTRA EL CÁNCER’S (PADRES) 12th annual fund-raising gala, ‘EL SUEÑO DE ESPERANZA’ along with committed supporter, GEORGE LOPEZ who acted as Master of Ceremonies. The star-studded event was held at the Tropicana Las Vegas and funds raised from the Gala will benefit children with cancer and support PADRES families in California, South Florida, New York City and Las Vegas, NV.

Eva Longoria
Gala Chair
George Lopez
Master of Ceremonies

Guests enjoyed a number of events and activities throughout the weekend such as a VIP Welcome Reception at the Laugh Factory and an Official Gala After Party at TAO Night Club.

Academy Award Nominee EDWARD JAMES OLMOS and three-time Olympic Gold Medalist KERRI WALSH JENNINGS presented awards to MATTEL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL UCLA and Los Angeles Lakers forward METTA WORLD PEACE, who were both honored for their inspiring contributions to the pediatric cancer community. 

The evening’s celebration featured a cocktail reception, silent auction and gourmet cuisine, which was attended by over 400 leaders in business and philanthropy and celebrity supporters that included: ITATI CANTORAL, GIL CEDILLO, SISSI FLEITAS, CARLOS GOMEZ, JACKIE GUERRIDO, CARLA PELLEGRINO, HALSTON SAGE, CASSIE SCERBO, DANIA RAMIREZ, KEVEN RAMIREZ and ALEX YEMENIDIJIAN.

Guests were also treated to musical performances by Latin Grammy Award Nominees ALEKS SYNTEK and SHAILA DÚRCAL – PADRES extends its sincere gratitude to Aleks and Shaila for their selfless support and heartfelt performance at the 2012 El Sueno De ESPERANZA Gala.

Latin Grammy Award Nominated
Aleks Syntek

Latin Grammy Award Nominated
Shaila Durcal

To become a sponsor of the 2013 ‘El Sueno De ESPERANZA’ Gala please contact Jay Reynolds at (818) 980-0208 ext. 239 or via email at  jreynolds@iamhope.org.

Thank you to all donors who contributed to the 2012 El Sueño de ESPERANZA Silent Auction (click here to see the full list of donors)