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TAMPICO BEVERAGES NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF PADRES CONTRA EL CÁNCER'S 2006 EL SUEÑO DE ESPERANZA GALA

Annual Gala Chaired by Eva Longoria to be Held September 6, 2006, on "Desperate Housewives" Wisteria Lane Set at Universal Studios, Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18, 2006 - 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 Tampico Beverages, the top-selling juice drink brand among Hispanic consumers, has been named the title sponsor of the organization's annual El Sueño de Esperanza (Dream of Hope) Gala.

"We are so excited to have Tampico Beverages as the title sponsor of this year's Tampico Beverages El Sueño de Esperanza Gala," said PADRES National Spokesperson Eva Longoria. "Tampico is an iconic Hispanic brand that has been a part of many of our families' lives for generations. It is only fitting that Tampico Beverages is playing a major role in this wonderful event benefiting the same families who support their brand."

Held on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, the Tampico Beverages El Sueño de Esperanza Gala will be the first public event held on the "Desperate Housewives" Wisteria Lane set at Universal Studios, Hollywood. In addition to honoring individuals and corporations who have made a significant impact on the lives of children with cancer and their families, this black-tie fundraiser benefiting PADRES Contra El Cáncer will feature red carpet arrivals from celebrities and elected officials, a cocktail reception, a seated dinner, the opportunity to bid on a variety of live and silent auction items as well as entertainment from a popular recording artist.

"The El Sueño de Esperanza Gala is the perfect opportunity for Tampico Beverages to give back to our consumers," said Scott Miller, Chief Executive Officer of Tampico Beverages. "We've seen the enormous positive impact PADRES has made in the community and know that our support of this great organization will help PADRES continue to bring hope to many children with cancer and their families."

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets to the Tampico El Sueño de Esperanza Gala, please contact PADRES Contra El Cáncer at (323) 850-7901 extension 224.

About Padres

PADRES Contra El Cáncer 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 over 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 has served as the organization's National Spokesperson. To learn more about PADRES, visit www.IamHope.org.

About Tampico Beverages

Privately held Tampico Beverages is headquartered at 3106 North Campbell Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60618. Tampico is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of high quality, value-added drink concentrates, sold under the name Tampico® Fruit Punches, Tampico® Plus, Tampico® Flavored Water Beverage and Tampico“ Energy. Tampico is the number one selling brand of refrigerated juice drinks among U.S. Hispanics. Tampico Beverages are sold in grocery chains and independent retailers nationally and in more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information on the company's products, please visit www.tampico.com.

Contact

Maribel De La Torre
PADRES
323.850.7901 x 224 (office)
mdelatorre@IamHope.org

Kathleen A. Henson
HCPR for Tampico
630-933-9477 (office)
kathleen@hensonconsulting.com