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ACT for MS – Experience the Legacy of Palm Springs’ Famed Chi Chi Starlite Room – A New Type of Gala!

Local non-profit Palm Desert based charity, ACT for MS (Multiple Sclerosis) is holding a new kind of gala on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 7 PM. The original theme and talent are all the same: Experience the Legacy of Palm Springs’ Famed Chi Chi Starlite Room! Headliners include comedian Tom Dreesen, vocalist Lorna Luft and vocalist Deana Martin. Denny Pezzin & Alex Shayne round out the cast. Doc Poster and his orchestra complement the evening, along with KESQ anchor Karen Devine as Host. The hour-long show will air from 7 to 8 PM on KESQ-TV, channel 3. The show will air live with a small, invited and socially distant audience from CVRep in Cathedral City. Show is directed by Bill Finlay and produced by Richard DeSantis.

Honorees are the Board of Directors of The Coachella Valley Wellness Foundation: Patty Newman, Walter Clark, Stephen Lind, Christopher Pyle, Charles Riach, Martin Serna and Tom Tokheim. Gala chairs are Nelda Linsk and Rob Moon. Additional committee members are Suz Hunt, Richard DeSantis, JoAnn Horwitz and Linda Williamson.

All funds raised during the program pay for free programs benefiting ACT for MS clients. The gala, originally scheduled for March 15, 2020 was postponed due to the Covid 19 pandemic. “It is such a coup to be able to get this line up of talent, we are so happy the artists are able to be with us on December 5,” said ACT for MS board member Suz Hunt.

ACT for MS Mission: To provide assistance for Coachella Valley residents living with Multiple Sclerosis, helping them to live stronger longer.
www.ACTforMS.org / 760-773-9806

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