For decades, PADRES has been serving the needs of children with cancer and blood diseases across southern California. Founded in 1985 as a small support group servicing 8 families by educating them about the disease and providing them with emotional support to help them cope during their child’s treatment process. Today, PADRES has served more than 7,500 families and over 35,000 extended family members from all ethnic backgrounds servicing children and young adults with both cancer and blood diseases. For years PADRES has provided numerous services to the entire family including bilingual cancer education, transportation to the hospital, family meals, emotional support, quality of life activities and most importantly PADRES has provided HOPE.
Trish has donated the paintings and attended the Gala and been a supporter of PADRES ever since Eva contacted her in 2008.