Eva Longoria Parker Accepts Donation From AT&T for Cancer Support

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Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria Parker accepted an oversized check from AT&T to benefit young Latino cancer patients in California. On March 20, 2010, AT&T announced that they presented a check for $300,000 to PADRES Contra El Cancer, signifying a total $1 million donation to the organization.

Eva Longoria Parker is the national spokesperson for PADRES Contra El Cancer (PADRES), an organization that helps support California children with cancer. PADRES offers support and resources to children with cancer and their families.

AT&T raised the funds for the organization during AT&T's fourth annual campaign to benefit PADRES. PADRES is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of life for children with cancer and their families. While the focus of the organization is Latino, PADRES states that they helps children and families of every ethnic origin and that no child is turned away.

Cancer is a disease that affects approximately 1,500 children every year in the state of California. Nearly 50 percent of those children are Latino. In California, cancer kills more children from birth to age 14 than any other disease.

Cancer is a disease that has affected so many people in society, whether the experience is personal or through a friend of family member. Organizations such as PADRE offer invaluable comfort and support while a family it going though an experience that can seem devastating.

PADRE Spokesperson Eva Langoria Parker stated, "I'm thrilled to accept a fourth check from AT&T, especially since today we are celebrating a $1 million total donation to PADRES. 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."

Beto Cuevas, three-time Grammy winner and PADRES Ambassador, added "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.

Andy Shibley, vice president and general manager of AT&T's Greater Los Angeles Area, stated, 'In times like these it's so important to support community organizations like PADRES, which has given hope to so many families. We are proud to have once again partnered with PADRES and delighted that we have reached the $1 million mark.'

For more information about PADRES, visit http://www.IAmHOPE.org.

Written by Christine Nyholm

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