National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day on May 18: Offering hope for an AIDS-free world some day

Desert AIDS Project was pleased to learn that a recent experimental vaccine, tested on monkeys with a form of the AIDS virus, which helped control their infection for more than a year, might eventually lead to a vaccine for humans. Simply put, a vaccine “teaches” the immune system to recognize and defend against a virus […]

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Pre-party for “Bulldog’s Disco Bash” benefits Desert AIDS Project

Dig out your platform shoes and head over to the Gardens on El Paseo from 4:00 – 6:00 PM on Friday, April 29, to get in the mood for twirling under the mirrored ball that evening at “Bulldog’s Disco Bash” at the McCallum Theatre. Participating restaurants and businesses, including The Gardens – El Paseo Village, […]

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Presented by Bank of America: Dining Out for Life on Thursday, April 28 might win you an entertainment package or free groceries

For the sixth consecutive year, participating restaurants – 35 this year, from Palm Springs and Cathedral City to Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert – will donate 33% or 50% of their sales on Thursday, April 28 to benefit client services at Desert AIDS Project. Diners on that day will be entered in a raffle for […]

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Revivals in Hillcrest asks San Diego to “Give It UP!” for local AIDS organizations

As people crowded in to the Grand Opening of the Revivals store at 1644 University, some were wearing tee shirts that borrowed the Revivals ad campaign slogan, “Give It UP!” while the back of the shirt proclaimed the store’s support of Mama’s Kitchen, The San Diego LGBT Community Center, and Being Alive. Revivals at 1644 […]

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Lorna Luft doubles-up for Desert AIDS Project on Saturday, April 2: Tour guide in the morning, Celebrity Doodles in the evening

Close on the heels of her dynamic performance at the 2011 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards gala, Lorna Luft will continue to support one of her favorite local organizations by giving a tour of Desert AIDS Project at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 2 before joining the second annual Celebrity Doodles fundraiser for D.A.P. at the […]

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Father Andrew Green leaves D.A.P. Board, Ted Briggs and Steve Winters join

Father Andrew Green, pastor of St. Paul in the Desert Episcopal Church in Palm Springs, who has served on the Board of Directors for Desert AIDS Project since 1993 – beginning less than a decade after D.A.P. was founded in 1984 – made the difficult decision to leave that leadership position. “Although change is the […]

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Gift helps continue free and confidential HIV testing

The Clark Trust made a $50,000 gift to Desert AIDS Project for the purpose of HIV prevention, education, and testing. It is estimated that there are more than 8,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Desert AIDS Project’s service area, and by some estimates, an additional 2,039 HIV-positive individuals who are unaware of their status. These […]

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Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards kick-off at Sunnylands

Although the newly renovated Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage is slated to open to visitors later this year – on “Eleven-Eleven-Eleven” – guests of Desert AIDS Project will only have to wait until Friday, March 11. That’s when an invitation-only VIP cocktail reception, hosted by Joan Collins and George Hamilton, will begin […]

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Baccarat on El Paseo continues support of Desert AIDS Project

The distinguished honorees at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards gala have been leaving the stage with beautiful pieces of Baccarat crystal in their hands for years. They sparkle from the mantles and trophy case shelves of people like Ann-Margret, Kristin Chenoweth, Judith Light, Bob Mackie, Barry Manilow, Bebe Neuwirth, and lots of others, including philanthropic […]

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Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Past Honorees

2015 Helene Galen: 100 Women Award David Morgan: Partners for Life Award Dr. Michael Gottlieb: Science & Medicine Award 2014 Curtis Ringness, Jr.: 30th Anniversary, Board of Directors Distinguished Leadership Award, Sponsored by Desert Regional Medical Center Terri Ketover: 100 Women Award, Sponsored by Annette Bloch David Kaplan & Glenn Ostergaard: Partners for Life Award, […]

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