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Eva Longoria with Cartoon Characters
Despite the brouhaha regarding the recent Vanity Fair article, the Desperate Housewives support each other when it comes to charities. When Eva Longoria was named as National Spokesperson for PADRES Contra El Cancer, fellow “Housewives” Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman were on hand to champion the cause.

Eva was thrilled to be part of this organization because “Latinos have the highest death rate of children with cancer” This is due to language, economic and social barriers. The event raised over $150,000 to help make these barriers obsolete.

Wearing a tight fitted black sheath, the glamorous Longoria was escorted by 24 actor Butch Klein; who didn’t seem upset when two dates from Eva were auctioned off for $20,000. The sacrifices some stars make for charity!

Missing from the mélange was Nicolette Sheridan, who is probably busy making matrimonial plans with fiancé, Nicklaus Soderblom, and Terry Hatcher, who is involved in tons of charities herself.

We might add, that Longoria, “baby” of the Desperate Housewives” (she’s the only one under age 40) loves cartoon characters, and we couldn’t resist including this photo of her with Tony the Tiger and Dora the Explorer. Girls will be girls!

Another star studded evening to benefit the American Indian College Fund ,will take place on May 20th at the Museum of the American West. Wes Studi, Benjamin Bratt, James Cromwell and Senators Boxer and Feinstein are among the co-chairs of this event, which raises funds for American Indian College Students.

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"Desperate Housewives" Marcia Cross & Felicity Huffman

at PADRES Contra El Cancer Fundraiser

You will have the unique opportunity to witness colorful performers including Eagle Spirit Dancers, Hopi Eagle Dancers and California Bird Singers. Tickets are $200 per person ($350 per couple) For further info, please call 800-776-3863.

Also, on May 13, Covenant House will honor actress Brittany Murphy and NFL great Keyshawn Johnson at their Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Murphy, starring in Sin City with Bruce Willis, and Just Married alongside Ashton Kutcher, is a true philanthropist. She is very active in the USO, as well as Dress For Success, a non profit organization that provides interview suits and career training to low income women, making transitions into the workforce.

Covenant House raises vital funds to serve homeless youth in the L.A. Community. For further info, please contact Monica Lee at 323-904-4400. Join the stars and support these worthwhile programs on the Hollywood Beat.