FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke email@example.com (760) 656-84012018 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Carson Kressley will be new host PALM SPRINGS, CA (February 2, 2018) – Emmy-Award winning TV personality, style expert, fashion designer and New York Times best-selling author Carson Kressley will replace Ross Mathews as host of the 24th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards. […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke firstname.lastname@example.org (760) 656-8401 PALM SPRINGS, CA (January 19, 2018) – This year’s awards will shine a bright spotlight on local community members who’ve dedicated their time, talent and energy to ensuring Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) is able to provide compassionate care to those who need it most. We are excited […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke email@example.com (760) 656-8401 PALM SPRINGS, CA (December 29, 2017) – Co-chairs Patrick Jordan and Lauri Kibby will join Senator Barbara Boxer on February 10 when they welcome more than 1,500 D.A.P. supporters at the 2018 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards benefitting Desert AIDS Project. The party begins with red carpet arrivals at the […]
Number of those living with HIV/AIDS dramatically increases in Riverside County using new data system
For Immediate Release Contact: Tom Tarr, Director of Client Development Tel: 760/656-8464 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org New HIV/AIDS prevalence estimate has implications for Coachella Valley healthcare infrastructure Riverside County health officials released new data indicating that a staggering 51 percent more people are living with HIV/AIDS in the county than had been previously reported. The increase is […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke email@example.com (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 […]
For Immediate Release October 6, 2017 Contact: Tom Tarr, Director of Client Development Tel: 760/656-8464 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Local LGBTQ organizations react to Health and Human Services Strategic Plan omissions When the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its 2018-2022 strategic plan, healthcare advocates quickly noticed that something was missing—any mention of minority populations, […]
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 […]
PALM SPRINGS, CA (June 19, 2017) Bank of America awarded a grant of $20,000 that will assist Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) in preventing hunger for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). D.A.P. has formed an alliance with AAP/Food Samaritans to better serve the needs of our community, while working to minimize the duplication of services. Grant funds will be used to purchase and distribute fresh produce, healthy staples, and grocery vouchers benefitting at least 300 food-insecure PLWHA monthly, year-round.
Desert AIDS Project revises its prevention guidelines in light of support for new research
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 […]
Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D., (CA-36), has invited David Brinkman, CEO of Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) to attend tonight’s Joint Session of Congress.
Revivals Stores will celebrate its new store location in Palm Desert with a ribbon cutting by the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce on March 15
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.
Agency and City are awarded 2017 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award from NCDA.
Elizabeth Taylor will be honored posthumously with the Partners for Life Award during the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Gala on February 11.
City of Palm Springs Awards Community Development Block Grant Funding to Desert AIDS Project for Emergency Preparedness Generator Project
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Brinkman, CEO Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) Tel: 760-320-8955 Email: email@example.com City of Palm Springs Awards Community Development Block Grant Funding to Desert AIDS Project for Emergency Preparedness Generator Project Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for architectural and engineering services and costs of construction will assist healthcare agency to function in […]
Desert AIDS Project Receives $15,000 from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in Partnership with Macy’s
PALM SPRINGS, CA, (January 5, 2017) – Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) has been awarded a grant for $15,000 from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in partnership with Macy’s. The grant will be used for clinical and social services programs for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS, helping them to achieve and maintain viral suppression and […]
For 23 years, the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards gala has raised millions of dollars to care for people living with HIV. First organized by and named for famed interior designer Steve Chase – a former D.A.P. donor, volunteer, and board member – the gala is a highlight of the desert social season.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Brinkman, CEO Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) Tel: 760-992-0418 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hepatitis Center of Excellence Opens at Desert AIDS Project Desert AIDS Project collaborates with Desert Oasis Healthcare to make state-of-the art Hepatitis testing and treatment accessible to the community. PALM SPRINGS, CA, (December 5, 2016) – Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) has opened the […]
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bruce Weiss, Director of Community Health Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) Tel: 760-992-0455 Email: email@example.com Desert AIDS Project Will Premiere Video on World AIDS Day, December 1 Engaging 10-minute video captures opinions and insights of a diverse group of Coachella Valley residents on the topics of HIV, HIV prevention, and how to […]
Queens of the Desert 2017 Calendar Every month is fun, fabulous, and fierce! PALM SPRINGS, CA (November 17, 2016) – The 2017 Queens of the Desert calendar, which features thirteen of Palm Springs favorite drag queens, is now on sale at Revivals stores, Destination PSP and on the DAP Community Facebook Page. 100% of proceeds […]
Eight competitors – four women and four men – will each dance twice during the event with their respective professional dance partners. This year’s women include Alexandra Pierce, reporter \ weekend anchor KESQ / Local Channel 2; Jill Glover, Director of Mental Health, The LGBT Community Center of the Desert; Erin Scott, Manager of Marketing & Public relations at The Living Desert; and Rebecca Webb, Practice & Billing Manager at Desert AIDS project. The 2016 male competitors are Mayor Robert Moon, City of Palm Springs; Christopher Kennedy, Christopher Kennedy Home Furnishings & Interior Design; Rick Manzano, Owner of Creative Take Medical; and Dr. Naren Chandrashekar, Partner, Coachella Valley Nephrology & Kidney Institute of the Desert.
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.
Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an important notice entitled “New CDC Research Further Illuminates the Risk of Syphilis Among Gay and Bisexual Men”. They also included an infographic “Gay and Bisexual Men in California are at risk for Syphilis”.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From Desert AIDS Project Contact: Steven Henke – 612-310-3047 RDMarketing@DesertAIDSProject.org 2016 Broadway Quilt Raises Funds for D.A.P. “SEW OUT LOUISE!” PALM SPRINGS, CA (SEPTEMBER 21, 2016) – Fans of Broadway and supporters of Desert AIDS Project can now buy raffle tickets for a chance to win a one of kind Broadway quilt […]
On World AIDS Day, D.A.P. recognizes “ordinary people doing extraordinary things” PALM SPRINGS, CA, July 26, 2016 – Since 1988, December 1 has been designated as World AIDS Day, to raise ongoing global awareness of the pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and to honor those who have died of the disease. “While […]
“I always told Rob ‘You design it; I’ll build it.’” Andrew Adler, CEO of Alta Verde Group, had a shared passion for modern design with his brother Robert, a talented architect and classical musician who graduated from Columbia University and later became a partner in a highly-regarded design firm before dying in 2008 of AIDS-related […]
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 […]
Some staff moved next door to allow more clinician space Desert AIDS Project at 1695 N. Sunrise Way in Palm Springs has leased office space in the Riverside County Public Health building one door south of its Palm Springs headquarters facility. Personnel directly serving patients and clients – including all medical, dental, and behavioral health […]
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 […]
The theme of the 22nd Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards was “Spotlight” and at the end of the evening, one of those spotlights was trained directly on Annette Bloch. Just four years after announcing a $1 million gift to establish the Annette Bloch Cancer Care Center at Desert AIDS Project at the 2012 Steve Chase […]
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 […]
February 6 at Palm Springs Convention Center PALM SPRINGS, CA, December 7, 2015 – You know you’ve got some musical chops when the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin says, “Chaka is a one-of-a-kind, premier vocalist.” And when you see or hear her name, chances are that one of your brain tapes immediately starts playing […]
As World AIDS Day approaches, the agency continues to focus on helping meet “90/90/90 targets” PALM SPRINGS, CA, November 20, 2015 – Desert AIDS Project has been on this list of distinction for each of the three years that About.com, a Top 40 U.S. website attracting more than 86 million users each month, has compiled […]
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 […]
Tippi Hedren, Dawn Wells, and Dr. Rene Dell’Acqua to judge Dancing with the Desert Stars: All Stars Competition
Friday, November 13th at Palm Springs Convention Center PALM SPRINGS, CA, November 5, 2015 – Tippi Hedren may be one of Hitchcock’s muses from his classic movies “The Birds” and “Marnie”, and Dawn Wells will live in our hearts forever as the fresh-faced Mary Ann from “Gilligan’s Island” but it’s local dentist Rene Dell’Acqua who will […]
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 […]