On September 24th, 2013 PADRES celebrated their 13th Annual Fundraising Gala, "El Sueño de Esperanza" at Club Nokia at L.A. Live. More than 400 celebrities and leaders in business, entertainment and philanthropy came together to help raise funds to support PADRES’ mission: “to improve the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families.”
The event was hosted by PADRES National Spokesperson, Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez served as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies. The celebration of HOPE also included a surprise performance by Latin Grammy Award – winning Artist, Ana Barbara; Flamenco singer and percussionist, Antonio Carmona and international flamenco entertainers Manuel Gutierrez and Fanny Ara.
As part of this gala, Latin Grammy Award-winning Mexican rock singer and actress, Alejandra Guzman and Multiple Latin Grammy and Grammy Award winning regional Mexican music singer and songwriter, Joan Sebastian, were the two special honorees of the evening, receiving an award for their tireless efforts of HOPE against cancer.Additional celebrity attendees included Edward James Olmos, Josie Loren, Constance Marie, Amaury Nolasco, Yancey Arias, Keven Ramirez, Enrique Gutierrez, Matt Cedeño, Dania Ramirez, Edy Ganem, Cassie Scerbo, Rafael Amaya, Quinton Aaron, Panky Saviñon, Andy Vargas, Joyce Giraud, Edgar Cotazar and Elyan Zamora.
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- Crystal Hunt won the World Cup Package
- Bonnie Rodezno won the Entertainment Package
- Beatriz Gomez won the Travel Package