PADRES Contra El Cáncer (PADRES) is a non profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for children and young adults with cancer and their family members.



PADRES began its mission in 1985 to support the needs of the Latino community who have a higher risk of medical problems due to a series of complex factors, including language barriers, socio-economic challenges and limited access to community resources. Through culturally relevant and linguistically-appropriate Programs, PADRES bridges these gaps to promote a comprehensive understanding of childhood cancer and other blood disorders, as well as, support services to help the family cope and manage the patients treatment.

PADRES' educational programs, quality of life activities, emotional support and economic assistance, benefit childhood cancer patients from all ethnic and economic backgrounds, serving families from initial diagnosis to survivorship.  NO FAMILY IS TURNED AWAY.



Executive Officers

Armando Azarloza

Vice President
Rita Cruz Gallegos

Board Treasurer
Enrique Garcia

Medical Advisory Committee

Jacqueline Casillas, MD, MSHS
UCLA Medical Center, Mattel’s Children’s Hospital

Yolee Casagrande, RN, ONC
USC University Hospital

Jenny Jaque, MD
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Honorary Advisors

Hon. Gilbert A. Cedillo
Los Angeles City Council

Hon. Jose L. Huizar
Los Angeles City Council 

Hon. Anthony Rendon
CA Assembly 


National Advisory Group Members

Ana Benitez
Miami, FL


Neil Carrey

Santa Monica, CA


Victor A. Christy
Sacramento, CA


Luis Faura
Los Angeles, CA


Jorge Garcia
Chicago, IL


Adela Hamman
Miami, FL


Estela Mora
Los Angeles, CA


Tony Navarro
Riverside, CA

Steve Sabba
Yorktown Heights, NY


Lenny Sage
Los Angeles, CA



PADRES Contra El Cáncer        Mailing Address: PO Box 2281 Toluca Lake, CA 91602      Phone/Fax: (888) 441.0056      Email:

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