Eva Longoria Accepts $245,000 Check For Charity From New AT&T
The new AT&T yesterday made a $245,000 donation to PADRES Contra El Cancer to help fund the organizations programs that provide support to Latino families battling childhood cancer. Eva Longoria of ABC's hit television series "Desperate Housewives," accepted the donation.
"Thank you Cingular Wireless, now the new AT&T," said Longoria. "Your tremendous efforts will help us serve more families in the Los Angeles area who cope with the devastating effects of childhood cancer on a daily basis."
Longoria added "this campaign is a perfect example of how a corporation like the new AT&T can creatively support organizations that provide critical services to the young and innocent."
Cancer strikes approximately 1,500 children in California annually and nearly 50 percent of them are Latino. Cancer remains the leading cause of death among children under 15 years old, second only to accidents in most age groups.