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PADRES Contra El Cáncer announces a unique partnership with the Newly-Renovated Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel

With the release of the 2010 Census, the growth of the Latino population in the United States has been significant, reported at a staggering 43% over the last 10 years with Latinos now accounting for 16% of the total population.  The growing number of Latino children; barriers to health care access for Latinos; and the high incidence of cancer for Latino children, all create a need for PADRES to augment its capacity.   In an effort to address this need and ultimately expand its scope of service, PADRES has established a partnership with a world-renowned resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In June 2011, PADRES and Tropicana Las Vegas launched a cause-related partnership to promote pediatric cancer awareness and raise funds for PADRES distinct programs and services.  The first initiative under this partnership will include PADRES’ largest fundraising campaign for 2011, ‘A Weekend of Latin Style & Entertainment’ highlighting the annual ‘El Sueño De EsperanzaSM’ Gala.  Taking place on October 14th and 15th, all events and activities will be hosted at the Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel & Casino and will directly benefit PADRES growth as a national organization.

As the only Latino-owned resort on the Las Vegas Strip, Tropicana Las Vegas seeks to make a positive impact in the Latino community through its support of PADRES.  A fresh redesign of every hotel room and suite, the casino, and a makeover of the legendary four-acre pool area into Nikki Beach make for a vibrant backdrop to PADRES signature Gala event as well as for new and exciting opportunities for PADRES to further its mission. 

About Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel & Casino:

Tropicana Las Vegas has undergone a $180 million transformation across every aspect of the property.  Every detail, starting with the all new, best-in-class Vegas hotel rooms, has been designed to give a new and refreshing experience.  The dazzling property boasts all new restaurants, redesigned Casino with all new Race & Sports Book, new nightlife options and a spectacular pool recently voted Best in Las Vegas. To learn more we invite you to explore.   Please visit