Carolyn Caldwell, Jim Casey, and Jim Burba and Bob Hayes feted at 2016 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards

Gala that benefits Desert AIDS Project will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016 PALM SPRINGS, CA, July 22, 2015 – The co-chairs of D.A.P.’s annual signature fundraising event – Patrick Jordan, Dave Morgan, and Dr. Suzanne Quardt – are proud to announce the 22nd Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards honorees that continue to set the standard […]

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Grease back your hair, slip on that poodle skirt … and LET’S DANCE!!

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 […]

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Queen of the Desert returns, raising $30,000 for D.A.P.

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 – […]

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More Restaurants, More Community Support for D.A.P. from Dining Out For Life 2015

On-track to set a new record of more than $175,000 raised!! PALM SPRINGS, CA, May 15, 2015 – Many people who chose to “Dine Out, Fight AIDS” on Thursday, April 30 also slipped a little something extra into envelopes for Desert AIDS Project. Those envelope donations of nearly $26,000 from the total of 54 participating […]

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Queen Of The Desert Returns Wednesday, May 27

“Desert Icons” a-plenty supporting this D.A.P. benefit PALM SPRINGS, CA, May 4, 2015 – With Ethylina Canne, Fan Favorite from last year’s inaugural Queen of the Desert event, and the seen-everywhere Bella da Ball as Mistresses of Ceremonies, the Renaissance Palm Springs is sure to be rocking mid-week as the So-Cal lip sync competition returns on May 27 for […]

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New co-chairs named for 2016 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards gala

D.A.P. grateful for Barbara Keller and Jim Casey’s seven years of service and almost $10 Million raised! PALM SPRINGS, CA, March 23, 2015 – “We have had an unprecedented seven years with our signature fundraising event, thanks to the strategic and creative direction of the wonderful Barbara Keller and Jim Casey,” said David Brinkman, CEO of […]

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Dining Out For Life 2015 bigger than ever for D.A.P.

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?) […]

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“The DOCK – for your sexual health” New clinic opens March 16 at Desert AIDS Project

Treating sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) while expanding access to HIV testing PALM SPRINGS, CA, March 5, 2015 – A handicapped-access ramp on the south side of the Desert AIDS Project building at 1695 N. Sunrise Way at Vista Chino in Palm Springs will help ensure that everyone will have access to The DOCK, a new sexual health clinic opening Monday, […]

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Share Knowledge, Take Action this National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

100 Women of D.A.P. to mark National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Tuesday, March 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM PALM SPRINGS, CA, February 20, 2015 – Everyone is invited to hear a bit of “Generation Y” perspective from HIV activist and author, Paige Rawl, at a free event at the Sinatra Auditorium […]

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Joan Rivers to be honored at Steve Chase gala

Saturday, February 7 at Palm Springs Convention Center PALM SPRINGS, CA, January 30, 2015 – Even if you were a fan of her irreverent, “Can we talk?” style of comedy, you may not have known the depth of the philanthropy of Joan Rivers, who hosted the 2012 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards. “For years, Joan Rivers […]

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Media Advisory from Desert AIDS Project

WHAT: 21ST ANNUAL STEVE CHASE HUMANITARIAN AWARDSPRESENTED BY INTEGRATED WEALTH MANAGEMENT Honoring: DR. MICHAEL GOTTLIEB – Science and Medicine Award Sponsored by DESERT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Presented by DR. STEVEN SCHEIBEL, D.A.P. Medical Director HELENE GALEN – 100 Women Award Sponsored by EISENHOWER MEDICAL CENTER Presented by SENATOR BARBARA BOXER DAVID MORGAN – Partners for […]

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Nationally renowned choreographer will shape the story of life with HIV and AIDS Directing the So You Think You Can Dance All-Stars

PALM SPRINGS, CA, January 8, 2015 – Mandy Moore gave all the right moves to Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in the Oscar-nominated film Silver Linings Playbook. Remember that dance that captured their tortured love story … the one that was equal parts clumsy, romantic, and touching? Mandy will give that same delicate touch to […]

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One America Insurance sponsors After-Party at Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on Saturday, February 7

Integrated Wealth Management returns for seventh consecutive year as presenting sponsor of D.A.P.’s signature annual fundraiser PALM SPRINGS, CA, January 2, 2015 – For one night only, Sensorium Event Productions will once again turn the Palm Springs Convention Center into the hottest dance club in the Coachella Valley! If you were at the 2013 or […]

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Tim Hanlon to take his place on our “Walk of Stars” for his incredible philanthropy to Palm Springs and beyond!

Join Desert AIDS Project in front of Lulu at 2:00 PM on January 5 PALM SPRINGS, CA, December 29, 2014 – “If it wasn’t for Tim Hanlon, I would not have had the joy of being so closely involved with Desert AIDS Project … and that would leave a big, empty spot in my heart,” […]

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Helene Galen and David Morgan join HIV research legend Dr. Michael Gottlieb as honorees at 2015 Steve Chase gala on Saturday, February 7

Mario Cantone will emcee, while Shoshana Bean headlines the evening’s entertainment PALM SPRINGS, CA, December 15, 2014 – The generosity and philanthropy of Helene Galen has helped to sustain many a nonprofit organization in our desert communities, including Desert AIDS Project. Although one of the ways she’s supported D.A.P. is through her long-standing sponsorship of […]

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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 […]

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Andrew Krasny joins the returning Randy Roberts to host Dancing with the Desert Stars, presented by Contour Dermatology

Get your tickets for next Friday!!! PALM SPRINGS, CA, November 7, 2014 – While still in college, Andrew Krasny was already “star adjacent” when he began answering fan mail for the late, great Joan Rivers – and went on to write material for the comedy icon for over 20 years. His irreverent personality led him […]

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Rita Moreno and George Chakiris of “West Side Story” fame reunite as judges at Dancing with the Desert Stars!!

Get your tickets NOW for Friday, November 14 at the Palm Springs Convention Center PALM SPRINGS, CA, October 22, 2014 – It’s time for a quick quiz. What’s an EGOT? The fastest answer could be either “Rita Moreno” or a very short of other luminaries in the entertainment industry. The more complete answer is that […]

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Dancing with the Desert Stars returns Friday, November 14 presented by Contour Dermatology

Ron Duran, Bianca Rae, and Manny Perez leave big (dancing) shoes to fill PALM SPRINGS, CA – Ron Duran was the first Desert Dancing Star in 2011. Maybe all that Pilates training? But then, Bianca Rae triumphed the next year, proving she was more than just a pretty face on TV. That girl was one […]

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27th Desert AIDS Walk ramps up big community support

Presented by Desert Regional Medical Center Saturday, October 18 at Ruth Hardy Park in Palm Springs PALM SPRINGS, CA – Continuing its long-standing support of Desert AIDS Project, Carolyn Caldwell, CEO of Desert Regional Medical Center and a board member of D.A.P., said “We are proud to support the work of D.A.P. and so gratified […]

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Every step benefits our community at the 2014 Desert AIDS Walk, presented by Desert Regional Medical Center

Join the fun and the fundraising on Saturday, October 18 PALM SPRINGS, CA, August 20, 2014 – In 2013, the Desert AIDS Walk raised more than $250,000 thanks to the dedication of 2,000 Walkers and those who supported them with their generous donations – with $16,000 shared with those community nonprofit partners. Once again, any […]

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Cameron Neilson to perform at Summer Dance Party, benefiting D.A.P. for its 30th birthday!

Time to get your dance on with DJs Femme A and All Night Shoes at the ACE on Friday, July 25 PALM SPRINGS, CA, July 18, 2014 – From the bonnie shores of Scotland … to fame on the “X Factor” … to performing for YOU at the ACE Hotel & Swim Club … you’re not […]

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D.A.P. honors the loss of AIDS researchers, activists, and workers who died in Malaysia Airline crash

PALM SPRINGS, CA, July 18, 2014 – Among the 298 passengers presumed dead when a Malaysian jetliner, en route from Amsterdam to Melbourne, was shot down over Ukraine on July 17, was the world-renowned HIV researcher, Dr. Joep Lange, former president of the International AIDS Society. Family, friends, and colleagues of those who perished have […]

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First-ever “Queen of the Desert” entertains Dining Out For Life International Conference 2014

Champagne Showers joins Chris Lomeli, rising young music star, at Lulu on Thursday, July 10 PALM SPRINGS, CA, July 3, 2014 – After a featured performance at the Purple Room Supper Club in Palm Springs this Sunday, Champagne Showers will join Chris Lomeli in entertaining the representatives of more than 60 AIDS service organizations from […]

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D.A.P. and Desert Regional screen 115 for oral cancer

PALM SPRINGS, CA, July 27, 2014 – For the second consecutive year, the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Desert Regional Medical Center joined in providing free screenings for oral, head, and neck cancer at the Annette Bloch Cancer Care Center at Desert AIDS Project on Friday, June 20. As they waited to be examined, some watched […]

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D.A.P. thanks the community for Dining Out For Life

As it prepares to welcome the 2014 Dining Out For Life International Association Conference to Palm Springs July 7-11 PALM SPRINGS, CA, June 19, 2014 – Dining Out For Life 2014 on Thursday, April 24 marked a year of increases … in many ways … for the signature event that has raised funds for client […]

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Style icon’s art collection benefits Desert AIDS Project beginning July 5 at Gallery 446 in Palm Springs

“The HeART of Giving” opening reception for selected works from the Steve Chase Associates Art Collection PALM SPRINGS, CA, June 17, 2014 – When Steve Chase was honored by Desert AIDS Project at “A Valentine’s Gala” in 1993, along with former first lady Betty Ford and McDonald’s heiress Joan Kroc, the program for the evening […]

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7th Annual Mid-Summer Dance Party on Friday, July 25 celebrates Desert AIDS Project’s 30th birthday!!

Join the fun at The Commune at the ACE Hotel & Swim Club PALM SPRINGS, CA, June 12, 2014 – It’s that time again, dancing boys and girls!! For those who have been to D.A.P.’s Mid-Summer Mixer before, they know that it’s just gotten better and better each of its six years. To the founders […]

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Free cancer screenings on Friday, June 20 at The Annette Bloch Cancer Care Center at D.A.P.

Partnering for a second year with Desert Regional Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Care Center PALM SPRINGS, CA, June 9, 2014 – Anyone in the community wishing to receive a free screening for oral, head, and neck cancer is invited to call 1-800-491-4990 to make an appointment. All free screenings will be performed, for one day […]

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D.A.P. finds no meningitis cases locally

Donor support helped make quick response possible PALM SPRINGS, CA, June 2, 2014 When an outbreak of meningitis was announced in the greater Los Angeles area in early April, Desert AIDS Project immediately began offering vaccinations, free-of-charge, to those wishing to protect themselves from possible infection. D.A.P. ultimately administered more than 300 of the two-shot […]

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Who will be crowned “Queen of the Desert” on May 28 to benefit Desert AIDS Project?

Bella da Ball kicks off the fun with two pre-pageant events PALM SPRINGS, CA, May, 14, 2014 – By the time Queen of the Desert, a brand-new lip-sync competition fundraising benefit, comes to the Renaissance Palm Springs on Wednesday, March 28, host committee chair Bella da Ball wants you to be thoroughly familiar with the […]

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Senator Barbara Boxer to visit D.A.P. on April 23 to celebrate Community Development Block Grant support

Pam Grier and Mondo Guerra visit same day to mark Subaru of America support of Dining Out for Life PALM SPRINGS, CA, April 15, 2014 – In recognition of 25 years of support by the City of Palm Springs through the federal Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG,) which is now celebrating 40 years of […]

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D.A.P. will offer free meningitis vaccines

Four new cases have occurred among MSM in LA since January 1 PALM SPRINGS, CA, April 3, 2014 – In accordance with current recommendations being made by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health for all HIV-positive MSM (men who have sex with men) and all MSM, regardless of HIV status who regularly have […]

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Doodle for D.A.P. on Saturday, April 5 at the Palm Springs Air Museum

The magically-entertaining evening only begins with Matthew Dowden and Erin Quill PALM SPRINGS, CA, March 26, 2014 – An award-winning magician who has performed around the world for audiences including celebrities and royalty, Matthew Dowden is a charming singer/entertainer who also has an incredible sleight-of-hand. Erin Quill, a member of the original Broadway cast of […]

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You can be a Hero when you Dine Out, Fight AIDS on Thursday, April 24

Dining Out For Life spokespersons Pam Grier and Mondo Guerra will kick it off with a cooking lesson at D.A.P. PALM SPRINGS, CA, March 25, 2014 – Pam Grier and Mondo Guerra are featured as cartoon superhero spokespersons in the current Dining Out For Life TV commercials and online campaign, along with Food Network host […]

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Larry Gibson, HIV activist, to be honored on Friday, April 4

PALM SPRINGS, CA, March 20, 2014 – Friends of long-time Palm Springs resident Larry Gibson, who died on February 28, are invited to join his husband Dennis Golay at a memorial service at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 4 at St. Paul in the Desert Church, 125 W. El Alameda in Palm Springs. Immediately following […]

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“Thirst for Life” invites you to caffeinate-and-cocktail

Visit your favorite participating coffee shops, restaurants, and bars on Tuesday, April 8 and benefit Desert AIDS Project PALM SPRINGS, CA, March 17, 2014 – If you need a cup of coffee or tea to get you going on Tuesday, April 8 … and then maybe a cocktail to help end your day … why […]

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The “Doodle Masters” Will Get Their Due Respect

Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel to receive the inaugural Doodle Master Award at 2014 Celebrity Doodles on April 5 at Palm Springs Air Museum PALM SPRINGS, CA, March 11, 2014 – It all began with a doodle by Alan Hamel, manager husband of the incomparable Suzanne Somers … and a force-to-be-reckoned-with on his own merits as a […]

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MAC AIDS Fund gives $10,000 for D.A.P. housing

Increasing capacity to help with transitional housing for clients PALM SPRINGS, CA, March 7, 2014 – Representatives of MAC Cosmetics at the Palm Desert Macy’s store recently presented a check for $10,000 to help provide housing services to the more than 450 low-income PLWHA (people living with HIV or AIDS) that Desert AIDS Project helps […]

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5th Annual Haute4Help Fashion Show on Friday, March 7

Presented by NestEggg Group, LLC PALM SPRINGS, CA, February 27, 2014 – If you are a fan of stores in the Palm Springs Uptown Design District like Trina Turk, Mr. Turk, and Wil Stiles, you’re not going to want to miss this incredible night of fashion at Mission Hills Country Club on Friday, March 7, […]

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Taylor Dayne headlines the return of Celebrity Doodles

Join the “ultimate cocktail party” on Saturday, April 5 at the Palm Springs Air Museum PALM SPRINGS, CA, February 26, 2014 – Anyone who remembers Taylor Dayne as simply the pop icon whose hits included smashes like “Tell It to My Heart” in 1987, will be pleasantly surprised on Saturday, April 5 that her distinctive voice […]

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First-ever Riverside County LGBT Health and Wellness Profile to be released

Desert AIDS Project will host on Wednesday, February 26 at 11:00 AM PALM SPRINGS, CA, February 19, 2014 – The Riverside County Department of Public Health will be unveiling key findings from its first-ever Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Health and Wellness Profile on Wednesday at 11:00 AM at Desert AIDS Project at 1695 N. Sunrise […]

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Desert AIDS Project thanks the community for a special evening of activism and entertainment

20th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on February 8 PALM SPRINGS, CA, February 10, 2014 – HUGE THANKS to everyone who made this evening of activism and entertainment so special … co-chairs Jim Casey and Barbara Keller, assisted by D.A.P. CEO David Brinkman and the entire gala committee; our very generous sponsors including Integrated Wealth […]

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Bringing Broadway … and much more … to Palm Springs

Live It Up at the 20th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards PALM SPRINGS, CA, February 3, 2014 – They’ve been in the Broadway casts of shows including Grease, RENT, Jersey Boys, and AIDA … been featured players like “Traci Turnblad” and “Link” in the national tour cast of Hairspray and “Rusty” in Starlight Express in […]

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All dressed up and nowhere to go after “the Steve Chase”?

Get your dance on at the After-Party!! PALM SPRINGS, CA, January 30, 2014 – If you were at the 2013 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards and hung around for its first-ever after-party … you were probably one of the people dancing until well after midnight with hot go-go boys and girls who were rocking some fierce costumes […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY from Desert AIDS Project

WHAT: 20th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Presented by Integrated Wealth Management Honoring: CURTIS RINGNESS, JR. – 30th Anniversary, Board of Directors Distinguished Leadership Award, sponsored by Desert Regional Medical Center Presented by David Brinkman, CEO of D.A.P. TERRI KETOVER – 100 WOMEN Award, sponsored and presented Annette Bloch DAVID KAPLAN & GLENN OSTERGAARD – […]

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President Bill Clinton Praises Get Tested Coachella Valley at Tenet Healthcare-Sponsored Event

Campaign to dramatically reduce the spread of HIV is lauded by Clinton for its vision, commitment, and public/private partnership approach to improving community health. Palm Springs, CA – January 15, 2014 –  Get Tested Coachella Valley (web: gettestedcoachellavalley.org) At a breakfast event for the Clinton Health Matters Initiative sponsored by Tenet Healthcare, Desert Regional Medical […]

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“Brady Black: bringin’ sexy back” says Eric Martsolf’s Facebook Fan Page

Days of Our Lives star shows how it’s done PALM SPRINGS, CA, January 21, 2014 – It’s sort of unfair that someone who looks like Eric Martsolf, aka “Brady Black” on TV’s long-running Days of Our Lives, is also a great actor and singer. Go on, we’ll wait here while you click on just one […]

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So You Think You Can Dance to perform again at the 20th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on Saturday, February 8

10 – count ‘em, 10 – dancers from the hit TV show!! PALM SPRINGS, CA, January 17, 2014 – If you’re a fan of the FOX-TV hit show, So You Think You Can Dance, this is NOT a year to miss the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards gala. Ten dancers – from Seasons 6, 7, 8, […]

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20th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on February 8 will mark 30 years of service by Desert AIDS Project

Gala will highlight three decades of D.A.P. through music, stage and screen PALM SPRINGS, CA, December 20, 2013 – It will be a dual-anniversary when the 20th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards gala comes to the Palm Springs Convention Center to honor those who have been a big part of D.A.P. over its 30 years […]

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