FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke firstname.lastname@example.org (760) 656-8401 2017 World AIDS Day Celebration Everyday Heroes Honors Local Community Members In Action PALM SPRINGS, CA (November 1, 2017) On World AIDS Day 2017, Desert AIDS Project will honor four community members who’ve made it their mission to get into action by supporting its mission to […]
4th ANNUAL EVERYDAY HEROES WORLD AIDS DAY 12-1-17 Desert AIDS Project honors local everyday heroes to mark World AIDS Day. The annual event, now in its fourth year, features an outdoor reception, award presentations, live entertainment and the after-party. Click here to purchase tickets to the 4th Annual Everyday Heroes Awards
For the Palm Springs Pride Parade this year, Desert AIDS Project will be celebrating our Community In Action. This includes clients, volunteers, community groups, individuals, and especially you, who help Desert AIDS Project continue our mission to promote the health and well-being of our community. We invite you to join our celebration and walk with […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke email@example.com (760) 656-8401 Revivals Stores Grand Re-Opening Event October 14 Enter to win a Living Room by Scott Living PALM SPRINGS, CA (October 2, 2017) – Revivals Stores Palm Springs location will be hosting a Grand Re-Modeling event on October 14 to introduce its store redesign to the community. […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke firstname.lastname@example.org (760) 656-8401 2017 Desert AIDS Walk – Our Community in Action France Joli will perform Disco Classics PALM SPRINGS, CA (September 27, 2017) Entertaining the troops at the Desert AIDS Walk will be disco diva France Joli, who in 1979, at the age of 16, unveiled her dance […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke email@example.com (760) 656-8401 ‘Walking Out’ Film Screening October 12 Benefitting Desert AIDS Project PALM SPRINGS, CA (August 30, 2017) Local film producers Jim Burba and Bob Hayes are proudly presenting a screening of the new film ‘Walking Out’ on October 12 to benefit Desert AIDS Project. The film premiered […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke firstname.lastname@example.org (760) 656-8401 Wine and Design Event September 16 Benefitting Desert AIDS Project’s Artist Program PALM SPRINGS, CA (September 1, 2017) For their first event of the season on September 16, Wine & Design will feature Desert AIDS Project’s Client Artist Program. Initiated by D.A.P.’s Valerio Iovino, Associate Director […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Event Contact: JP Allen Desert AIDS Project (760) 898-0133 email@example.com D.A.P. Contact: Tom Tarr (760) 656-8464 direct firstname.lastname@example.org SAVE THE DATE: September 15, 2017 Local Organizations Present “Aging Positively” A Free Conference Focusing On Seniors with HIV on National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day PALM SPRINGS, CA (August 21, 2017) – On […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke email@example.com (760) 656-8401 2017 Desert AIDS Walk – Our Community in Action D.A.P. Shines Spotlight on Community Partners PALM SPRINGS, CA (August 23, 2017) On Saturday, October 21 over 2,000 community members will unite in Ruth Hardy Park to walk in the 31st Desert AIDS Walk in support of […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke firstname.lastname@example.org (760) 656-8401 Revivals Stores Announce CV Art Scene Collaboration PS You Make It DIY Fashion Event August 19 at Palm Springs Fan Club PALM SPRINGS, CA (August 14, 2017) – Revivals Stores and Sarah Scheideman — founder and executive director of The Coachella Valley Art Scene have partnered with […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke email@example.com (760) 656-8401 Dining Out for Life Coachella Valley Raises $230,000 Local Restaurants Support Desert AIDS Project PALM SPRINGS, CA (July 12, 2017) More than sixty restaurants participated in Dining Out for Life Coachella Valley on April 27, raising $230,000 for client services at Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.). Because […]
Ethylina Canne returns to host the fourth Annual Queen of the Desert So-Cal Lip Sync competition Wednesday, May 31 at the Renaissance Palm Springs. The fun begins with cocktails at 6:00 PM and show time at 7:00 PM. Last year was a sold-out crowd of 700, so make sure you get your tickets soon by visiting www.desertaidsproject.org. Participating Queens […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke firstname.lastname@example.org (760) 656-8401 Dining Out for Life Coachella Valley is April 27 Local restaurants ‘Make One Meal Matter’ to benefit Desert AIDS Project PALM SPRINGS, CA, (March 30, 2017) More than 60 restaurants across the Coachella Valley will ‘Make One Meal Matter’ on April 27 when they participate in […]
Free oral, head and neck cancer screening available on April 14, 2017, at the Annette Bloch Cancer Care Center
Dining Out For Life® is a national campaign held each year on the last Thursday of April throughout the United States and Canada to raise funds for AIDS Service Organizations. In your local community, the event benefits Desert AIDS Project. 2017 marks Desert AIDS Project’s 12th annual event. In 2016, Dining Out for Life raised […]
Free admission to the U.S. debut of “Positive” at the Jewish Community Center
Join the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, Palm Springs Mayor, Robert Moon, and leaders from Desert AIDS Project as they celebrate the D.A.P. client art exhibit at Gallery500.
Enjoy a complimentary 3-course buffet at the free client and community event. Topic of discussion: Living Well with HIV,
Music legend Barry Manilow to present award honoring legacy of Elizabeth Taylor at Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards
Pop music icon Barry Manilow will present the Partners for Life Award honoring the legacy of his friend Elizabeth Taylor during the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards February 11, 2017.
Elizabeth Taylor will be honored posthumously with the Partners for Life Award during the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Gala on February 11.
This one-day interactive training is designed to build the capacity of health departments, community-based organizations and transgender community members to implement a Transgender HIV Testing Day.
Songbird Frenchie Davis will join Lucie Arnaz, Jai Rodriguez and Randy Roberts when she entertains during the December 17, 2016 Dancing with the Desert Stars. Davis was first introduced to the world as a fan-favorite on the second season of the television show American Idol, and since then, she has continued to wow audiences with her unique and versatile talent. She has performed in numerous Broadway shows, including RENT; Cinderella, Enchanted, Dreamgirls, and Ain’t Misbehavin’, which earned her a Grammy nomination.
Our transgender community and friends are invited to join us on December 12, from 6-8PM at Lulu California Bistro for an evening of holiday cheer and festivities! Welcome program begins at 7PM followed by an exciting evening of sparkling beverages, delicious hors d’oeuvres and a free raffle with holiday surprises! Please RSVP by Friday, December 9 to Frank Roman at email@example.com. […]
Have questions about PrEP? Wondering if PrEP is right for you? Join us on Wednesday, December 28, to learn more about the benefits of PrEP from special guest – PrEP advocate – Damon L. Jacobs. Damon L. Jacobs is a New York-based Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, author, and HIV prevention specialist who focuses his work […]
The 2016 Desert AIDS Walk events begin at 8 am on Saturday, October 22nd in Ruth Hardy Park. DJ JC DiStefano will energize the park while walkers sign-in and explore the Health & Wellness Festival featuring over 40 vendor booths and a kids activity zone. The main stage will be emceed by 2016 Queen of the Desert, Tommi Rose and 2016 Queen of the Desert Fan Favorite Pinkie Meringue Shimmer, and features headliner Pepper Mashay.
Pinkie Meringue Shimmer this year’s Fan Favorite \For the third year in a row, drag aficionados showed the love to their favorite performers – and to Desert AIDS Project as beneficiary of all their hard work – at the Queen of the Desert lip-sync competition. “Once again, we expanded our venue at the Renaissance Palm […]
Record-breaking $190,000 and counting raised so far “Dine Out – Fight AIDS” is the long-standing motto used by Dining Out For Life as the fundraiser is promoted in selected cities throughout the U.S. and Canada on the last Thursday in April. Desert locals took that message to heart in a big way, by patronizing participating […]
Record-breaking total makes it even easier to support Desert AIDS Project As they welcome Jackalope Ranch to the 2016 roster, Desert AIDS Project has added its first-ever Indio restaurant to its annual Dining Out For Life fundraiser on Thursday, April 28 – that one day of the year when supporting D.A.P. client services is as […]
Help D.A.P. beat last year’s $175,000 raised just by patronizing a participating business From Palm Springs and Cathedral City to Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert to Indian Wells and La Quinta, a record 53 restaurants, coffee shops, juice bars, and other popular hot spots have joined Dining Out For Life 2016 to benefit patients and […]
Performers are intent on beating last year’s $30,000 raised PALM SPRINGS, CA, March 17, 2016 – Jazmyn Simone-Echelon will come to the 3rd Annual Queen of the Desert stage on Wednesday, June 1 at the Renaissance Palm Springs to defend her lip-sync competition crown against Trixie Garnett, Tommie Rose, Pinkie Meringue Shimmer, Anita Rose, Mystic […]
2016 gala brings fashion, philanthropy, and fundraising into the SPOTLIGHT The late Joan Rivers, doyenne of TV’s “Fashion Police” and host of the 2012 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards, famously inquired of the wardrobe of just about anyone on a red carpet just about anywhere: “Who are you wearing?” That’s always a good question at “The […]
Jason Collins, first openly-gay NBA player, to present Partners For Life Award for 2016 to Jim Burba and Bob Hayes
Don’t miss the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards gala on February 6 Jason Collins blazed the trail for other professional athletes to come out to the world as proud gay men. Jim Burba and Bob Hayes wrote the book on how to succeed in a gay partnership. No wonder they all became friends and Collins jumped […]
PALM SPRINGS, CA, November 9, 2015 – Is an end to AIDS really in our near future? David Brinkman, CEO of Desert AIDS Project, thinks so, after returning earlier this week from Washington, DC where he had been invited to share the success of Get Tested Coachella Valley, as the nation’s first-ever, region-wide HIV testing […]
Jackie Beat and Dennis Hensley to co-host PALM SPRINGS, CA, October 29, 2015 – The “Fan Favorite” competition this year ought to be more heated than ever before … last year’s choice for that title, Mindy Reed, is back but so are the Desert Dancing Stars from the first, second, and fourth years: Ron Duran, […]
Saturday, February 6 at Palm Springs Convention Center PALM SPRINGS, CA, October 27, 2015 – Those who remember him as the fresh-faced Johnathan Bower who grew up in front of America on the hit 1980s TV sitcom “Who’s the Boss?” might have been a bit surprised to hear what he had to say recently on […]
Palm Springs Pavilion new venue for the 8th Annual Mid-Summer Dance Party benefiting D.A.P. on July 25th PALM SPRINGS, CA, June 29, 2015 – You don’t have to be John Travolta or Olivia Newton-John … just tap your “inner greaser” and get ready to have a great Saturday night because July 25th is going to […]
Jazmyn Simone-Echelon crowned by Champagne Showers PALM SPRINGS, CA, May 29, 2015 – A sold-out audience of more than 600 packed the ballroom at the Renaissance Palm Springs on May 27 to cheer on their favorite drag performer in the 2nd Annual Queen of the Desert lip-sync competition. And they all showed their appreciation – […]
Last Wednesday, May 7 , we hosted our 1st Annual Women’s Empowerment Day. This day was all about helping women living with HIV or AIDS feel good about themselves and to learn to become their own best advocates. As we heard some of the client stories and the burdens that can come with living with […]
The Oral Cancer Foundation has declared April Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, and asked dentists and doctors to promote screenings by scheduling them by appointment throughout the month. Desert AIDS Project and the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Desert Regional Hospital has provided free oral cancer screenings at the Annette Bloch Cancer Care Center […]
CURTIS RINGNESS, JR.: 30th Anniversary, Board Of Directors Distinguished Leadership Award, Sponsored By Desert Regional Medical Center
Curt and his now-husband, Barry, attended the very first Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards gala in 1995. Excited by what they saw from the still-evolving Desert AIDS Project, they continued to attend fundraising events and became donors through the Partners for Life annual giving program in 1998. But Curt soon realized that wasn’t enough – he […]
For years, Dining Out for Life (DOFL) spokeswomen celebrity chef Daisy Martinez and actress Pam Grier have been reminding everyone the good that the international fundraiser does for those living with HIV and AIDS. Last year, DOFL raised $4.13 million for AIDS service organizations (ASOs) in the U.S. and Canada. The event was that successful […]
50 participating restaurants and counting – Thursday, April 30 PALM SPRINGS, CA, March 17, 2015 – Dining Out For Life is that one day each year when supporting Desert AIDS Project is as simple as having breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack, dessert, coffee, a cocktail, or all of the above (is your mouth watering yet?) […]
Imagine a world without HIV … then be a part of making it happen at the 2015 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards
Experience a tender music-and-dance interpretation of a couple facing life with HIV together PALM SPRINGS, CA, December 3, 2014 – In the video promoting D.A.P.’s signature fundraising gala, the 21st Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on Saturday, February 7, guests are invited to Imagine … a world without HIV. an AIDS-free generation. helping to create […]
Sometimes a volunteer collects enough food to feed 250 people in need during the holidays. Other times, it’s someone who performs an essential task totally free of charge. Still others offer their professional expertise for a fundraiser, then fill the room with their colleagues, friends and family. Volunteers like these help Desert AIDS Project go. […]