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Enter to Win a Living Room by Scott Livi …

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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.We wanted the store to be a place where families of every income level could shop for affordable furniture and home goods in an environment that created positive memories” said Dane Koch, Director of Retail, Revivals Stores. “It is possible to look incredible without being expensive.”

The Palm Springs location cleared its contents and shut-down completely in August to prepare for the renovation which includes a new store layout adding 5,000 square feet of shopping space, lighting fixtures, flooring, paint and the introduction of a new collection of Scott Living furniture by Drew and Jonathan Scott of the HGTV show Property Brothers.

Revivals will be celebrating the grand re-modeling by giving away a new Living Room by Scott Living.

The Palm Springs store is located at 611 South Palm Canyon Drive and will open at 9am on Saturday, October 14. The first 200 shoppers will receive complimentary coffee and pastries from Ristretto for Coffee Lovers. Continuing the celebration, Revivals will be hosting a taco lunch for shoppers between 12 pm – 2 pm.During the event, DJ Baz will be playing inside the store where shoppers will find a variety of in-store specials, including special pricing on designer shirts generously donated by Wil Stiles, the energetic clothing store located in the design district of Palm Springs.

The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce will do the official ribbon cutting at 9am with Palm Springs Mayor Rob Moon, D.A.P. Board Chair, Steve Kaufer, and Desert AIDS Project CEO, David Brinkman.

The Palm Springs Revivals store remains a thrift-store with seventy percent of its floor space devoted to resale product.  Thirty percent of the store is dedicated to affordable new indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting, rugs, wall art, and home goods.

Schedule of Events:

8:30 am – Complimentary Coffee and Pastry to first 200 shoppers
9:00 am – Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Doors Open
12:00 – Hosted Taco Lunch for Shoppers
All Day – In-Store Specials Enter for a chance to win free Living Room by Scott Living

About Revivals Stores

Revivals has three locations – Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and Palm Desert.  The stores are largely staffed by volunteers who support our mission, which enables Revivals to make a significant financial contribution to the Desert AIDS Project.

Revivals stores have become a destination for bargain hunters, designers, and style influencers looking for unique items and creative inspiration.   Each store features the Mode at Revivals collection of new furniture, lighting, rugs, wall art and décor along with resale thrift, enabling shoppers to create their own personal space inspired by the stores Mixed-Century Modern vibe.

Revivals Stores won Best Furniture Store and Best Consignment / Resale Store in Desert Outlook Magazine’s 2017 Ultimate Pride Contest, Best Consignment / Resale Store in Desert Magazine’s 2017 Best of the Valley Contest and Best Consignment / Resale and Best Vintage Clothing Store in Palm Springs Life’s 2017 Best of the Best Contest.

Visit revivalsstores.com and desertaidsproject.org to learn more.

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France Joli will Perform Disco Classics …

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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 now-classic “Come To Me” before a crowd of 5,000 gay men (and their loved ones) during Fire Island’s legendary midnight seaside benefit Beach ’79. In addition to singing “Come To Me” live following the Walk, Joli will perform her smash hit “Gonna Get Over You” and her famous disco medley, a compilation of 11 solid golden oldies made popular by other artists.

No stranger to Palm Springs, Joli filmed the video for her 2012 single “Hallelujah” in the High Desert, and appeared at that year’s Jeffrey Sanker’s The White Party. In 2014 she appeared as part of the First Ladies of Disco at Evening Under the Stars. “I never pass up an opportunity to spend quality time in Palm Springs,” says the vocalist, “and I can’t wait to be there at the finish line to congratulate all walkers for a job well-done.”

Here are video links to both “ComeTo Me” (in the day) and “Hallelujah” (shot in the High Desert in 2014, as I mention).


Joli is available for pre-event media interviews by phone from her home in Montreal, and will fulfill in-person and on-camera requests on Friday, October 20.

On October 21 over 2,000 community members will unite in Ruth Hardy Park to walk in the 31st Desert AIDS Walk in support of Desert AIDS Project, presented by Desert Regional Medical Center.  This year’s walk, with the theme of ‘Our Community In Action’, will follow a 2.5 mile route through downtown Palm Springs and is notable for the diversity of community members who come together as teams each year to support Desert AIDS Project and our twelve community partners – including LGBT Center of the Desert, Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus, Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, One Palm Springs Neighborhood Organization, Palm Springs Unified School System’s Gay Straight Alliances and United Way of the Desert, who will be making Desert AIDS Walk the final walk in its annual Nine Weekly Walks as they prepare for their annual Tram Road Challenge event.

Desert AIDS Walk 2017 begins at 8 am and will feature live entertainment, a Health & Wellness Festival, sponsored by Walgreen’s, featuring over 40 vendor booths, and a kid’s activity zone. Desert AIDS Project CEO, David Brinkman is expected to update the community on the progress D.A.P. has made in eliminating HIV AIDS and the work that remains to be done to ensure community health becomes a reality for every resident of the Coachella Valley.

Schedule of Events

8:00 Health & Wellness Festival Opens LIVE DJ Breakfast courtesy of Koffi
8:30 Community Leaders Welcome Walkers
9:00 France Joli Performs
9:30 Walk Steps Off on 2.5 Mile Route
10:30 Walkers return to Ruth Hardy Park Health & Wellness Festival Continues Complimentary lunch and snacks courtesy of multiple sponsors.

2017 Desert AIDS Walk Sponsors

Presented by Desert Regional Medical Center.

Major sponsors to date: Walgreens, Grace Helen Spearman Foundation, Gilead, The Desert Sun, and KMIR-KPSE, Desert Oasis Healthcare, Wintec Energy, Southern California Gas-a Sempra Energy Utility, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

Other Sponsors include: Revivals Stores, Jus Chillin, Koffi, MD VIP, William J. Grimm, DO, SYSCO Riverside, The Standard Magazine, Gay Desert Guide, and CV Independent

About Desert AIDS Project
Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) is a Federally Qualified Health Center in Palm Springs, CA offering D.A.P. Total Care – a combination of medical, dental, counseling, social services, support groups, alternative therapies, in-house pharmacy and lab, and other health and wellness services.  D.A.P.’s sexual health clinic, The DOCK, offers STD testing and treatment, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), and HIV and HCV testing. D.A.P.’s Get Tested Coachella Valley campaign, the nation’s first region-wide free HIV testing and access to care initiative, was recognized by the White House for helping to bring about an AIDS-free future.  D.A.P. has earned a “Four Star” rating from Charity Navigator for the sixth consecutive year – landing D.A.P. in the top 6% of nonprofits rated. The distinction recognizes that we exceed industry standards in terms of our financial health, accountability, and transparency. Visit www.desertaidsproject.org, www.thedockclinic.org, and www.gettestedcoachellavalley.org to learn more.

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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 of Personal Development and Wellness, the Artist Program provides exhibition opportunities for local artists by partnering with local organizations and businesses, including Gallery500 on South Palm Canyon Drive. These opportunities bolster sales and income for the participating artists who often rely on these sales for income.

WHAT: Wine & Design Event
WHERE: Tippers Gourmet Marketplace 276 N Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs CA
WHEN: Saturday, September 16 3PM – 5PM
WHY: Benefiting Desert AIDS Project’s Artist Program

The community is invited to learn more about D.A.P.’s Client Artist Program during a Q&A and discussion with Valerio Iovino during the event that will feature presentations from local artists.

Co-produced by Felix Tipper (Tipper’s Gourmet Marketplace) and Scott Holman (Scott Holman Creative), Wine & Design is a monthly, informal social and networking event that aims to provide opportunities for mini-fundraising, advocacy and awareness that reflect the two business industries they represent: design and food/wine. Both producers, being Palm Springs residents and business owners, want to support the community, city and region they love. Events will take place each month on a Saturday afternoon from September through May.

About Felix Tipper and Tipper’s Gourmet Marketplace:

TGM is an artisan deli and caterer that offers custom, made-to-order breakfast and lunch items as well as market products such as cheeses, olives and wines. The shop opened in Palm Springs in the summer of 2016 and has built a steady following ever since.

For more information about Tipper’s Gourmet Marketplace – www.tippersgourmetmarketplace.com

About Scott Holman Creative

Based in Palm Springs, Scott Homan Creative (SHC) provides creative direction, graphic design and visual brand development for clients ranging from small businesses to global corporations. Holman’s more than 25 years of diverse experience includes both print and digital projects in a variety industries such as travel/hospitality, retail, food and entertainment, finance, tech, small business and non-profit.

About From Zero to 500: Desert AIDS Project’s Client Art Program

Sometimes conventional goals take unconventional paths. In late 2015, Valerio Iovino, Associate Director of Personal Development and Wellness for Desert AIDS Project, assumed leadership of the agency’s effort to help clients find work—many of whom are HIV+ men who have been on disability and have not worked in years.

“I noticed that many clients were actually artists who were seeking to make a living from their artwork. And I knew that the skills and experiences of artists can make it more difficult to place them in conventional jobs,” said Iovino.  “So I began researching the local art market and how artists get into galleries so they could sell their work.”

“Partnering with another local non-profit organization, we organized the first art show in November 2015 in a community venue. For thirty days, sixteen clients exhibited their artwork, resulting in sales of          $6, 000,” recalled Iovino. “ Building on the outcomes of this show, we organized a second show in March 2016, attracting thirty exhibitors and hundreds of visitors, resulting in sales of $22,000, along with an additional show in December 2016 held at Desert Patio furniture store in Rancho Mirage,” he continued.

Spurred by their success, the D.A.P. client artist collaborated to launch a gallery program beginning in the fall of 2016 at Gallery500. This exhibition of D.A.P. client art at Gallery500, located in the Five Hundred on South Palm Canyon, was inspired by collaboration between the building’s owner, John Monahan and Iovino.

“I was thrilled to work with Valerio and the client artists at D.A.P. as part of the launch of Gallery 500 in our newly renovated building,” said Monahan. “Having their work featured in this iconic landmark provides a sophisticated environment for professionals, clients, and guests.

About Desert AIDS Project

Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) is a Federally Qualified Health Center in Palm Springs, CA offering D.A.P. Total Care – a combination of medical, dental, counseling, social services, support groups, alternative therapies, in-house pharmacy and lab, and other health and wellness services.  D.A.P.’s sexual health clinic, The DOCK, offers STD testing and treatment, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), and HIV and HCV testing. D.A.P.’s Get Tested Coachella Valley campaign, the nation’s first region-wide free HIV testing and access to care initiative, was recognized by the White House for helping to bring about an AIDS-free future.  D.A.P. has earned a “Four Star” rating from Charity Navigator for the sixth consecutive year – landing D.A.P. in the top 6% of nonprofits rated. The distinction recognizes that we exceed industry standards in terms of our financial health, accountability, and transparency. Visit www.desertaidsproject.org, www.thedockclinic.org, and www.gettestedcoachellavalley.org to learn more.

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‘Walking Out’ Film Screening October …

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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 at Sundance and stars Matt Bomer and Josh Wiggins.

Watch New Trailer 

WHAT: Walking Out Film Screening
WHERE: Camelot Theaters 2300 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
WHEN: Thursday, October 12 7PM
WHY: Benefiting Desert AIDS Project
TICKETS: $20 via EventBrite

Watch The Hollywood Reporter Interview

ABOUT THE FILM

Short Synopsis

A teenager, David, journeys to Montana to hunt big game with his estranged father, Cal. Father and son struggle to connect until a brutal encounter in the heart of the wilderness changes everything.

Walking Out is based on the masterpiece American short story by David Quammen. The film is a searing portrait of a teen, David (Josh Wiggins) and his unwavering will to survive and save his estranged father, Cal (Matt Bomer) from the harsh Montana wilderness after an encounter with wildlife. David’s life is forever changed during the annual hunting trip that becomes an extraordinary quest for him to truly know his father. At the heart of this story is the unspoken, fragile bond between a father and a son. The film is set against the visually stunning, unforgiving landscape of the vast Montana wilderness. The wild and unruly landscape juxtaposed against the harmonious habitat of animals living freely, symbolically represents the complex relationship between David and his father. His father’s deep, but flawed, spiritual connection to the severe, yet peaceful terrain drives this poetic story forward.

This adventure, drama, mystery stars, Matt Bomer (White Collar, American Horror Story, Magic Mike), Bill Pullman (Independence Day, Lost Highway, While You Were Sleeping), and Josh Wiggins (Max, Hellion, Lost in the Sun). Walking Out exposes the tortured past of an avid hunter and his courageous son and their dramatic journey towards redemption and forgiveness.

About Executive Producers Jim Burba and Bob Hayes

The two are Palm Springs home owners and have been life partners for more than 27 years and business partners for more than 17 years. They were married in 2014 on the stage of the Nokia Theatre (now Microsoft Theatre) in Los Angeles. As co-founders of the Burba Hotel Network (BHN), the enterprising couple develop and produce the world’s most prominent annual gatherings of the hotel and tourism investment community in such far-flung locales as Hong Kong, Delhi, Singapore, Los Angeles, and London. BHN is now a division of Northstar Travel Group. They were honored with a Partners for Life Award at the 2017 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards for their commitment to Desert AIDS Project.

Their events, including the world’s largest hotel investment conference, the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), have attracted such high-profile speakers as Sir Richard Branson, Steve Forbes, Michael Eisner, Ivanka Trump, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, California’s Lt Governor Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Kamala Harris, and Mexico’s former President Vicente Fox.

In 2013, the duo formed Burba Hayes LLC, an entertainment production company. In 2014, they co-produced their first film, “Space Station 76,” which debuted to rave reviews at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Directed by Jack Plotnick, the film stars Matt Bomer, Patrick Wilson, and Liv Tyler.

“Disaster!,” is a 1970s Tony Award-nominated musical that Burba Hayes co-produced and which opened on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre in early 2016. The show is represented by Music Theatre International, with productions appearing in numerous regional theater markets.

Burba and Hayes are the authors of Smart Partners, a business book published by SelectBooks, New York, in September 2016. Smart Partners focuses on how to create and maintain successful partnerships—in business and in life.

When Burba and Hayes aren’t writing books and producing events, films, and Broadway musicals, they are involved in a number of global initiatives and charitable causes. Their company BHN was founded on the principle of sharing success with the communities it serves. Through BHN events and their community involvement, Burba and Hayes have contributed more than $15 million for scholarships, education, and social services organizations.

About Desert AIDS Project

Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) is a Federally Qualified Health Center in Palm Springs, CA offering D.A.P. Total Care – a combination of medical, dental, counseling, social services, support groups, alternative therapies, in-house pharmacy and lab, and other health and wellness services.  D.A.P.’s sexual health clinic, The DOCK, offers STD testing and treatment, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), and HIV and HCV testing. D.A.P.’s Get Tested Coachella Valley campaign, the nation’s first region-wide free HIV testing and access to care initiative, was recognized by the White House for helping to bring about an AIDS-free future.  D.A.P. has earned a “Four Star” rating from Charity Navigator for the sixth consecutive year – landing D.A.P. in the top 6% of nonprofits rated. The distinction recognizes that we exceed industry standards in terms of our financial health, accountability, and transparency. Visit www.desertaidsproject.org, www.thedockclinic.org, and www.gettestedcoachellavalley.org to learn more.

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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 Desert AIDS Project, presented by Desert Regional Medical Center. This years walk, with the theme of ‘Our Community In Action’, will follow a 2.5-mile route through downtown Palm Springs and is notable for the diversity of community members who come together as teams each year to support Desert AIDS Project and our twelve community partners.

Desert AIDS Project’s Chief Development Officer, Darrell Tucci on this year’s walk: “Desert AIDS Project has a long history as a leader in community healthcare and is unique in its approach to providing comprehensive services to underserved communities. We are, at our core, a non-profit health care center, specializing in HIV and infectious disease, supported in large part by the communities we serve. We focus on building relationships that serve our clients and I’m especially excited by the addition of new community partnerships this year – including One Palm Springs Neighborhood Organization, Palm Springs Unified School System’s Gay Straight Alliances and United Way of the Desert, who will be making Desert AIDS Walk the final walk in its annual Nine Weekly Walks as they prepare for their annual Tram Road Challenge event.”

Desert AIDS Walk 2017 begins at 8 am and will feature live entertainment, a Health & Wellness Festival featuring over 40 vendor booths, and a kid’s activity zone. Desert AIDS Project CEO, David Brinkman is expected to update the community on the progress D.A.P. has made in eliminating HIV/AIDS and the work that remains to be done to ensure community health becomes a reality for every resident of the Coachella Valley.

Schedule of Events

8:00 Health & Wellness Festival Opens LIVE DJ Breakfast courtesy of Koffi
8:30 Community Leaders Welcome Walkers
9:30 Walk Steps Off on 2.5 Mile Route
10:30 Walkers return to Ruth Hardy Park Health & Wellness Festival Continues LIVE Entertainment Complimentary lunch and snacks courtesy of multiple sponsors.

2017 Desert AIDS Walk Sponsors

Presented by Desert Regional Medical Center.
Major sponsors to date: Walgreens, Grace Helen Spearman Foundation, Gilead, The Desert Sun, and KMIR.
Other Sponsors include: Revivals Stores, Jus Chillin, Koffi, VIP Mobile Suites, The Standard Magazine, Gay Desert Guide, and CV Independent.

About Desert AIDS Project
Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) is a Federally Qualified Health Center in Palm Springs, CA offering D.A.P. Total Care – a combination of medical, dental, counseling, social services, support groups, alternative therapies, in-house pharmacy and lab, and other health and wellness services. D.A.P.’s sexual health clinic, The DOCK, offers STD testing and treatment, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), and HIV and HCV testing. D.A.P.’s Get Tested Coachella Valley campaign, the nation’s first region-wide free HIV testing and access to care initiative, was recognized by the White House for helping to bring about an AIDS-free future. D.A.P. has earned a “Four Star” rating from Charity Navigator for the sixth consecutive year – landing D.A.P. in the top 6% of nonprofits rated. The distinction recognizes that we exceed industry standards in terms of our financial health, accountability, and transparency. Visit www.desertaidsproject.org, www.thedockclinic.org, and www.gettestedcoachellavalley.org to learn more.

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2017 HIV and Aging Conference

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Event Contact: JP Allen
Desert AIDS Project
(760) 898-0133
jallen@desertaidsproject.org

D.A.P. Contact: Tom Tarr
(760) 656-8464 direct
ttarr@desertaidsproject.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 Friday, September 15th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Mizell Senior Center. The day is also National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day.

The eight organizations are: Desert AIDS Project, The Clinton Foundation, Let’s Kick ASS, The Cathedral City Senior Center, The Joslyn Senior Center, The LGBT Community Center of the Desert, Jewish Family Service of the Desert and Mizell Senior Center.

“D.A.P. is proud and excited to collaborate with these dedicated organizations that provide comprehensive services to Coachella Valley’s aging population living with HIV/AIDS,” said Bruce Weiss, Director of Community Health at Desert AIDS Project. “We want to thank each of the conference speakers, committee members and the Mizell Senior Center who donated their time and effort to make this conference free of cost and open to everyone.” Weiss will serve as host and moderator for the event.

According to the Riverside County Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, 2015 report: 28.8 percent of all people living with HIV in the Coachella Valley are 60 or older. From 2006 through 2015 over half of all HIV cases diagnosed in the Coachella Valley are among adults 45 years old or older. The average age of persons living with HIV in the Coachella Valley is 52.1 years, compared to 40.2 in the rest of the county.

The conference features four noted speakers who will each present a 20 minute program followed by a 10 minute Q&A. At noon a complimentary lunch will be served to all attendees.

“HIV and Aging: Risks and Resiliencies” presented by Jill Gover, Ph.D. Jill Gover is the Director of The Scott Hines Mental Health Clinic at The Center. She is a clinical psychologist, specializing in addiction, anxiety, depression, aging, and LGBT issues.

“Isolation of Older Americans” presented by Woody Bloch. Woody Bloch is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and the Clinical Director at Jewish Family Service of the Desert. He also continues to provide counseling to children, adolescents, their families and adults and has done so for the last eleven years. Joining him is Judy Monetathchi, who is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Geriatric Case Manager at Jewish Family Service of the Desert. She currently counsels individuals and families, facilitates a women’s group on Healthy Relationships, and works with seniors on finding solutions to various needs they may have.

“Sexual Health and How to Talk to Your Provider” presented by Tulika Singh, MD., along with Eric Jannke, local HIV advocate. Dr. Singh is a Board Certified HIV Specialist, and an Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine Physician, working in HIV care since 2009. Prior to joining the Desert AIDS Project, she worked as a Primary Care and Infectious Disease Specialist at North Ottawa Community Hospital in Grand Haven, Michigan. Joining Dr. Singh on stage is Eric Jannke. He is an HIV advocate and serves in the leadership of Let’s Kick ASS (AIDS Survivor Syndrome) Palm Springs. He’s also a client volunteer for Desert AIDS Project.

“The Transition from Private Insurance to Medicare” presented by Roger Townsend. Roger Townsend, MD is a retired physician who has been a practicing anesthesiologist at the regional trauma center in Mission Viejo, CA. He retired to the Coachella Valley and has been a volunteer registered Medicare Counselor with HICAP for several years. Currently, Dr. Townsend regularly sees HICAP clients at the Palm Springs LGBT Center.

Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) is a Federally Qualified Health Center in Palm Springs, CA offering D.A.P. TotalCare – a combination of medical, dental, counseling, social services, support groups, alternative therapies, in-house pharmacy and lab, and other health and wellness services. D.A.P.’s sexual health clinic, The DOCK, offers STD testing and treatment, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), and free HIV and HCV testing. D.A.P.’s Get Tested Coachella Valley campaign, the nation’s first region-wide HIV testing and access to care initiative, was recognized by the White House for helping to bring about an AIDS-free future. D.A.P. is rated a “Top 20 HIV Charity” by About.com. Visit: www.desertaidsproject.org, www.thedockclinic.org, and www.gettestedcoachellavalley.org to learn more.

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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 Fashion Stylist Patrick Michael Lopaze to create a new POP-UP Event at Palm Springs Fan Club on Saturday, August 19. Palm Springs Fan Club is located next to ARRIVE Hotel in Palm Springs, CA.

Watch the promo video for PS You Make It

The DIY Fashion event will feature curated racks of denim, t-shirts and accessories selected by Patrick Michael Lopaze from Revivals Stores for the PS You Make It event. The stylist will be on hand to show attendees new ways to wear recycled fashion accessories. He currently appears in a Style Revival video series about creating your own style from found fashion — “Everything NEW is OLD again.”

Watch Patrick Michael Lopaze talk about PS You Make It

Guests of the event will be able to purchase t-shirts, accessories, or denim and customize them at the Coachella Valley Art Scene’s DIY table to apply their personal style. Proceeds will benefit Desert AIDS Project’s PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support Program).

The event will also feature an artist talk with Muralist and Illustrator, Sofia Enriquez. The Indio native will present her capsule collection of hand-painted garments from Revivals Stores.

Watch Sofia Enriquez talk about PS You Make It

Rafael Lopez aka DJ Alf Alpha will be spinning samples of vintage vinyl he’s collected at Revivals Stores combined with his own mix of new sounds during the event.

Watch Alf Alpha talk about his vinyl collection and PS You make It

The 21+ POP-UP event located at Palm Springs Fan Club is free and open to the public Saturday, August 19 from 1-4 PM. Palm Springs Fan Club is a cocktail lounge and event space located next to ARRIVE Hotel in Palm Springs at 1551 N Palm Canyon Drive.  Designed with a nod to the iconic wind farms just outside Palm Springs city limits, Palm Springs Fan Club is a playful and unique location for pop-ups, receptions, meetings, and weddings.

About Revivals Stores
Revivals has three locations – Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and Palm Desert. The stores are largely staffed by volunteers who support our mission, which enables Revivals to make a significant financial contribution to the Desert AIDS Project.

Revivals Stores have become a destination for bargain hunters, designers, and style influencers looking for unique items and creative inspiration. Each store features the Mode at Revivals collection of new furniture, lighting, rugs, wall art and décor along with resale thrift, enabling shoppers to create their own personal space inspired by the stores Mixed-Century Modern vibe.

Revivals Stores won Best Furniture Store and Best Consignment / Resale Store in Desert Outlook Magazine’s 2017 Ultimate Pride Contest, Best Consignment / Resale Store in Desert Magazine’s 2017 Best of the Valley Contest and Best Consignment / Resale and Best Vintage Clothing Store in Palm Springs Life’s 2017 Best of the Best Contest.

Visit revivalsstores.com and desertaidsproject.org to learn more.

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Dining Out for Life Coachella Valley Rai …

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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 of the generosity of participating restaurant owners and diners, Desert AIDS Project ranks third in overall fundraising as compared to 52 other participating U.S. cities.

Leading the way locally in fundraising this year were LULU California Bistro, Spencer’s Restaurant, and Trio – raising a combined total of $55,399. Each of the top three participants have a long history of supporting Desert AIDS Project and other Coachella Valley non-profits. Five local restaurants donated 100% of their day’s proceeds to D.A.P. — Townie Bagels, 533 Viet Fusion, The Barn Kitchen at Sparrows Lodge, Ristretto for Coffee Lovers, and Rooster and the Pig. Diners at Rooster and the Pig were surprised to learn the entire wait staff had chosen to also donate their tips from the evening to raise funds for client services at Desert AIDS Project.

SAVE THE DATE: The 2018 Dining Out for Life event is Thursday, April 26.

Locally, an estimated 10,000 diners ate breakfast, lunch or dinner during the annual event which also happened in cities across the United States and Canada. Residents of the Coachella Valley woke to find all three news stations broadcasting LIVE from area restaurants during the morning news. “We really can’t underestimate the impact local media coverage had on increasing funds raised this year. Watching a LIVE broadcast reminded the entire valley to ‘Make One Meal Matter’, and it did,” said Desert AIDS Project’s Chief Development Officer, Darrell Tucci.

Click here for the Dining Out for Life website

Dining Out for Life is a national campaign held each year on the last Thursday in April throughout the United States and Canada to raise funds for AIDS Service Organizations. Generous participating restaurants in the Coachella Valley committed to contributing 33% or more of their food, beverage, and liquor gross sales to support Desert AIDS Project.

About Desert AIDS Project

Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) is a Federally Qualified Health Center in Palm Springs, CA offering D.A.P. Total Care – a combination of medical, dental, counseling, social services, support groups, alternative therapies, in-house pharmacy and lab, and other health and wellness services.  D.A.P.’s sexual health clinic, The DOCK, offers STD testing and treatment, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), and HIV and HCV testing. D.A.P.’s Get Tested Coachella Valley campaign, the nation’s first region-wide free HIV testing and access to care initiative, was recognized by the White House for helping to bring about an AIDS-free future.  D.A.P. has earned a “Four Star” rating from Charity Navigator for the sixth consecutive year – landing D.A.P. in the top 6% of nonprofits rated. The distinction recognizes that we exceed industry standards in terms of our financial health, accountability and transparency. Visit www.desertaidsproject.org, www.thedockclinic.org, and www.gettestedcoachellavalley.org to learn more.

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Local restaurants ‘Make One Meal Matte …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Steven Henke
shenke@desertaidsproject.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 Dining Out for Life 2017 supporting Desert AIDS Project. Locally, an estimated 10,000 diners will eat breakfast, lunch or dinner during the annual event which also happens in cities across the United State and Canada.

Click here for a list of all participating restaurants

Dining Out for Life is a national campaign held each year on the last Thursday in April throughout the United States and Canada to raise funds for AIDS Service Organizations. Generous participating restaurants in the Coachella Valley have committed to contribute 33% or more of their food, beverage, and liquor gross sales to support Desert AIDS Project on April 27.

“This is a unique opportunity for people to join the fight against HIV/AIDS. Just choose one of the participating restaurants and enjoy a meal with friends or family and enjoy a great meal. We are grateful to the restaurants that continue to support our mission and pleased to welcome many new ones this year.” said David Brinkman, CEO of Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.).

Dining Out for Life has benefitted Desert AIDS Project for twelve years, raising $200,000 last year alone. It’s always been a popular event in the West Valley, but with the list of new participants this year, it has become a truly valley-wide event.

“The event generates community awareness of HIV / AIDS and supports Desert AIDS Projects mission to enhance health and well-being of our community.” Added Brinkman

Founded in 1984 in Palm Springs, California, as a volunteer response to the emerging AIDS crisis, Desert AIDS Project today is the largest nonprofit federally qualified health center in Palm Springs specializing in HIV care and prevention. The agency’s “Get Tested Coachella Valley” public health initiative is dedicated to ensuring that every teen and adult knows their HIV status and that those who test positive are connected to care. D.A.P. serves over 3,600 clients who reside in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties of Southern California.

“For more than 30 years, Desert AIDS Project has provided primary health care, dental, social services and nutrition to people living with HIV and AIDS. Fundraisers like Dining Out for Life help us serve the fifty new clients who walk through our doors every month” said Darrell Tucci, Chief Development Officer at Desert AIDS Project.

“Dining Out for Life is a fun event that brings our community together. Our volunteer ambassadors look forward to welcoming diners every year.   People don’t have to do anything special. We’re not asking anyone to do something out of the ordinary. We’re just asking people to ‘Make One Meal Matter’ by going out to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner with friends and family at participating restaurants.” Said George Nasci-Sinatra, Resource Development Event Manager at Desert AIDS Project.

Participating restaurants include (but are not limited to)  Townie Bagels, The Barn Kitchen at Sparrows Lodge, Pho 533, Ristretto For Coffee Lovers, Spencer’s Restaurant, Trio Restaurant, Chill Bar, Alicante Spanish American Cuisine, Bongo Johnny’s Patio Bar & Grille, LULU California Bistro, Over The Rainbow Cupcakes, Raw Remedy Organic Juice & Raw Food Bar, Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill, Sunshine Café, Zin American Bistro, Appetito Deli. Aspen Mills Bakery & Café, Bonta Restaurant & Bar, Catalan Mediterranean Restaurant, Chicken Ranch, Copley’s On Palm Canyon, Dickey’s Barbeque Pit- Palm Springs, dish Creative Cuisine, Draughtsman, Eight4Nine Restaurant, El Mirasol at Los Arboles, El Mirasol Cocina Mexicana, Escena Lounge & Grill, FARM, Firehouse Subs Palm Desert, Firehouse Subs Palm Springs, Fox & Fiddle California, Georgie’s Alibi/Azul, Guacamoles, Jake’s, JT’s Diner, Kaiser Grille Palm Desert, Kaiser Grille, Palm Springs, King’s Highway at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club, Maracas Cantina & Grill – Rancho Mirage, Maracas Mexican Cantina & Grill – Palm Springs, Pinocchio in the Desert, Purple Palm at Colony Palms Hotel, Reservoir, The Slice N.Y. Style Pizzeria Ristorante, SO•PA at L’Horizon Resort and Spa, Tipper’s Gourmet Marketplace, The Tropicale, Vicky’s of Santa Fe, Watercress Vietnamese Bistro, Blaze Pizza – Palm Desert, Blaze Pizza – Palm Springs, The Terrace at Hilton Palm Springs.

About Desert AIDS Project
Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) is a Federally Qualified Health Center in Palm Springs, CA offering D.A.P. Total Care – a combination of medical, dental, counseling, social services, support groups, alternative therapies, in-house pharmacy and lab, and other health and wellness services.  D.A.P.’s sexual health clinic, The DOCK, offers STD testing and treatment, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), and free HIV and HCV testing. D.A.P.’s Get Tested Coachella Valley campaign, the nation’s first region-wide HIV testing and access to care initiative, was recognized by the White House for helping to bring about an AIDS-free future.  D.A.P. is rated a “Top 20 HIV Charity” by About.com. Visit www.desertaidsproject.org, www.thedockclinic.org, and www.gettestedcoachellavalley.org to learn more.

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