Mario Lopez will support PADRES Contra El Cancer (PADRES) in their mission to “improve the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families”. The Actor and TV Host will join PADRES National Spokesperson, Eva Longoria as Master of Ceremonies at the organization’s 13th annual fundraising gala.

“Anytime I can support my girl Eva and one of her incredible causes, it’s an honor and pleasure,” said Mario Lopez. Mario has supported the organization in previous years. He has hosted drives for PADRES families who are in need and also served as Master of Ceremonies at the 2010 ‘El Sueno De ESPERANZA℠’ Gala.

The event promises to be a noteworthy occasion, as two of the biggest names in Latin music and entertainment, Alejandra Guzman and Joan Sebastian will be honored with the organization’s ‘Champion of HOPE’ Award, for personifying courage against cancer with strength, determination, dignity and most of all HOPE.

More than 400 celebrities and leaders in business, entertainment and philanthropy are expected to attend. Invited guests include George Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Amaury Nolasco, Cristian de la Fuente, Angelica Castro, William Levy, Victoria Justice, Constance Marie and Andy Garcia among others.

PADRES along with National Spokespersons, Eva Longoria and Beto Cuevas invite supporters from across the nation to join the 13th Annual ‘El Sueno de Esperanza’ Gala. The event will take place on September 24, 2013 at Club Nokia at L.A. Live and will include a celebrity red carpet, cocktail reception, VIP lounge, gourmet cuisine and beverages by Wolfgang Puck Catering and special performances by world renowned flamenco singer and percussionist, Antonio Carmona and international flamenco entertainers Manuel Gutierrez and Fanny Ara.

Official 13th Annual Gala Sponsors include: Verizon; BlackBerry; Anschutz Entertainment Group; Delta and L’Oreal, whose generous support will directly increase the number of children and communities that PADRES is able to serve as part of its National expansion throughout California, South Florida, New York and Nevada.

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