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PADRES Contra El Cáncer Creates Candy Cane Lane for Children with Cancer

Los Angeles, CA. As an annual tradition, PADRES hosts a Holiday Christmas “Posada” for Hematology & Oncology patients and their families. This special evening combines both western and Latin American holiday traditions that include live entertainment, arts and crafts, traditional holiday foods, a visit from Santa, and 40 tons
of snow! This year's theme is “Candy Cane Lane” and it promises to be a magical experience. The event will be held this Saturday, December 15th, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pacific Edison Center in Glendale, CA.

WHO: PADRES spokesperson, Fernando del Rincón, will serve as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies, while entertainment will be provided by Che y Su Barrio Latino, Mariachi Ellas Son and Bravada. Special guests scheduled to appear: PADRES Ambassadors Beto Cuevas, formerly of La Ley, actor Adrian Bellani and Cristina Perez-Gonzalez of Cristina’s Court, along with actress Roselyn Sanchez and actor Hector Bustamante.

SANTA CLAUS and the Glendale City Fire Department will also distribute holiday gifts to more than 500 pediatric cancer patients from local hospitals including Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles County & USC Medical Center’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA.

WHAT: 9th Annual Holiday Posada will feature 40 tons of man-made snow for sledding, live entertainment, arts and crafts, a traditional Mexican holiday meal, holiday family portraits and a special visit from Santa! Sponsored by ABC7 “Spark of Love” and Nestle.

WHEN: Saturday, December 15, 2007 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Pacific Edison Community Center at 501 S. Pacific Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204 (site and street parking available at no charge)

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

Contact

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