Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria is looking to get more funding for her charity, Eva’s Heroes.
Longoria has personal experience with a loved one suffering from a disability. Eva wrote on her charity website in reference to her sister, “I was extremely fortunate to grow up with an intellectually disabled sister. My mother became a special education teacher because of her and therefore I have been involved with all facets of this disability since I could walk and talk.”
According to Access Hollywood, Longoria will serve as this year’s grand marshal of the Texas Cavaliers River Parade during San Antonio’s Fiesta, the biggest event of the Alamo City’s social calendar.
The festival organizers are expecting about 250,000 people to watch the parade with proceeds from the event will go to 40 charities, including Longoria’s own Eva’s Heroes.
Longoria’s Eva’s Heroes is based in San Antonio, Texas and helps teens and young adults who were born with developmental disabilities.
Eva really has turned her life around since the tragic divorce she had with San Antonio Spurs basketball player Tony Parker. While he is out gallavanting around with random women, she is using her celebrity for a good cause. I’m sure Parker is realizing what he lost right about now.