On Saturday, August 9th, PADRES CONTRA EL CÁNCER hosted their 26th Annual Family Picnic and Carnival.
The event benefitted families whose children are undergoing or have undergone treatment for cancer at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Children’s Hospital Orange County, LAC/USC Women and Children’s Hospital; Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital; Kaiser Permanente Sunset, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and other Southern California pediatric cancer centers.
More than 3,000 childhood cancer patients; families; community supporters and corporate sponsors such as, Verizon, Ralphs Food 4 Less, Loma Linda University, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, NASCAR, La Curacao and the Oogieloves participated in this special celebration of life.
PADRES Celebrity Ambassadors and Supporters also attend the event and included: Enrique Gutierrez (PADRES Ambassador and Sports Commentator); Josie Loren (PADRES Ambassador and Actress); Francisco Pinto (PADRES Ambassador and Sports Commentator); Keven Ramirez (PADRES Ambassador and Radio Host); Fernando Carrillo (Actor/Musician); Enrique Castillo (Actor); Adrian García Márquez (Sports Commentator) and Stephanie Himonidis “Chiquibaby” (TV and Radio Personality). All of whom contributed their time by emceeing, signing autographs, playing stage games, and/or visiting with the families.
The fun-filled day hosted several activates such as carnival rides, carnival games, a barbeque lunch, arts & crafts, game booths and live entertainment for all participants.