The Holidays are upon us and We hope this newsletter finds you well and ready to make the holiday season for chilildren with cancer and their families an amazing one!!  We hope you can join us for the following PADRES events...


Posada Toy Sorting and Decoration Assembly
Saturday, December 3, 2011
PADRES Storage Facility
City of Industry, CA
10:00am - 4:00pm

Help us sort and bag toys that will be given to PADRES children
participating our Annual Holiday Posada Each child who participates at our Annual Holiday Posada whether a patient or a sibling, is entitled to a toy at this event. If you volunteer at Posada this year, I strongly recommend volunteering at the Toy Sorting as well. In keeping with our theme of "Winter Candyland" we will also be assemblying decorations to be used at the Posada.  We need lots of help  Feel free to contact me for more details!

PADRES Annual Holiday Posadasm
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Pacific Edison Community Center
Glendale, CA

Two Shifts Available
Come celebrate the holiday season with PADRES at our Annual Holiday Posada. Certainly a Volunteer favorite, Posada brings together families, food, music, celebrities and fun to celebrate the lives of children with cancer during the holiday season. Help us make this holiday season special by volunteering at this memorable event. Two shifts are available. Register now to ensure your shift! Contact me to register and for more details!!!

Shift One 7:00am - 12:00pm (shift includes Set-Up and Decorating)
Shift Two 12:00pm - 7:00pm* (shift includes Event and Clean Up)

*we are asking that if you choose shift two, you please stay to help clean up and break down the event.


To register for an event you must pre-register for any PADRES event and you will recieve a confirmation from myself.  

PLEASE NOTE: Under NO circumstances will walk-ups or registrations the day of an event be allowed.

Due to liability issues, all volunteers must be at least 16 years of age or older. 

We truly thank you for all your hard work and support and hope that you can give a little of your time to those affected by childhood cancer.  

Our mission to improve the lives of Latino children with cancer cannot be accomplished without the support of wonderful people like you!  

If you need more information, feel free to contact me via email at  or at (800) 269-4186 ext. 228. 

Thanking you in advance,

   Gerry De La Rosa
   Family Activities and Volunteer Manager

The Many Benefits of Volunteering at PADRES...

Making a Difference in the
Life of a Child with Cancer!

Meeting Great People!

Having Fun!

Being Part of a Great Team!

  PADRES remains extremely grateful
  to those individuals who give freely
  of their time and energy on behalf
  of children with cancer and other 
  blood disorders.




The holidays are a magical time for children. For a child with cancer, the holiday season should be filled with joy.

Join PADRES and get involved by:

Adopting a Family this Holiday Season

Donating toys

Donating gift cards

PADRES is also looking for photographers who may be willing to donate their services for our upcoming events.

for more information click HERE



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For more than 20 years, PADRES Contra El Cáncer (PADRES) has been dedicated to improving the lives of Latino children with cancer and their families.  As the only organization of its kind operating within the United States, 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.  Though programs, activities and services are primarily oriented to the Latino community, PADRES serves childhood cancer patients from all races and ethnic origins. No family is turned away.

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