On Saturday, August 20th, 2016 PADRES Contra El Cáncer held their 16th Annual Fundraising event, ‘El Sueño de Esperanza’ Celebration in partnership with the Venetian Las Vegas.
The ‘El Sueño de Esperanza’ was a weekend long celebration of HOPE providing supporters, sponsors, and guests with different opportunities during their stay in Las Vegas. Depending on the level of support, individuals received tickets to see "BAZ - Star Crossed Love," a spa treatment at Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, tickets to the 'El Sueño de Esperanza' award ceremony, entry to the official after party at TAO® Nightclub, and a departing brunch at Morels French Bistro & Steakhouse. The award ceremony was an all-white attire event, chaired and hosted by PADRES National Spokesperson, Eva Longoria who was joined by: event co-chair, Peter R. Villegas; actor, comedian, George Lopez who served as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies; and performances were given by Alondra Santos and Prince Royce.
The evening honored the legendary, Carlos Santana, with the Ruby Oliva Cedillo Tribute Award. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who best exemplifies PADRES' guiding values and core ideals - honesty, character, integrity, respect, commitment to community and service to humanity.
More than 300 celebrities and leaders in business, entertainment and philanthropy came together on this special evening to recognized Carlos Santana and help raise funds in support PADRES’ mission: “to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and their families.”
Thank you to our sponsors and supporters who made the ‘El Sueño de Esperanza’ Celebration possible and successful.
We’d also like to send a special thank you to our Celebrity Supporters: Carlos Santana, Eva Longoria, George Lopez, Prince Royce, Alondra Santos, Enrique Gutierrez, Zulay Henao, Jorge Linares, Victor Oriz, Sandra Peña, Jessica Pimentel, Keven Ramirez, Brandon Rios, Adam Rodriguez, Emeraude Toubia, Andy Vargas, and Lisa Vidal.