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Eva Longoria Parker to Celebrate AT&T $1 Million Total Donation to PADRES Contra El Cancer
Mar 20, 2010 (12:03 PM EDT)
Longoria Parker to Accept Oversized Check from AT&T in Support of Young Cancer Patients and Their Families
BURBANK, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T* today presented a $300,000 check to PADRES Contra El Cancer (PADRES) national spokeswoman Eva Longoria Parker, signifying a $1 million total donation to benefit the organization. The money was raised during AT&T's fourth annual campaign to benefit PADRES, a nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families.
"I'm thrilled to accept a fourth check from AT&T, especially since today we are celebrating a $1 million total donation to PADRES," said Longoria Parker, actress and PADRES national spokeswoman. "This organization is near and dear to my heart and I'm so thankful that the money donated by AT&T will help us continue supporting families coping with the devastating effects of childhood cancer."
Adds Beto Cuevas, three-time Grammy winner and PADRES Ambassador, "PADRES is providing critical support to Hispanic families in the most trying times when they need it most."
This year, for every LG phone purchased between November 22 and January 2 in AT&T's more than 130 retail stores in the Greater Los Angeles area, AT&T donated $20 to PADRES. Customers who purchased LG phones also received a free LOUVER by Louis Verdad designer cap.
"In times like these it's so important to support community organizations like PADRES, which has given hope to so many families," said Andy Shibley, vice president and general manager of AT&T's Greater Los Angeles Area. "We are proud to have once again partnered with PADRES and delighted that we have reached the $1 million mark."
Cancer affects approximately 1,500 children annually in California; nearly 50 percent of those children are Latino. In California, cancer kills more children from birth to age 14 than any other disease.(1)
For more information about PADRES, visit http://www.IAmHOPE.org.
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PADRES Contra El Cancer (PADRES) 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 more than 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 http://IAmHOPE.org.
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(1) California Cancer Registry (CCR) and American Cancer Society,
California Facts and Figures, 2010
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