Desert Cancer Foundation has appointed Eevet Edens as Executive Director, effective immediately. Edens succeeds Sarah Bryant, who served in the position for the past three years. Bryant resigned to be closer to family outside of California. As executive director, Edens is responsible for developing and implementing strategic growth initiatives, managing donor development efforts, and leading fundraising events in new ways due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Originally from Montreal, Canada, Edens relocated to the Coachella Valley seven years ago taking the position as marketing and events manager with United Way of the Desert, where she served for over three years. At United Way she oversaw the organization’s marketing, communication, and branding efforts, and executed community and fundraising events. Edens most recently was the marketing and events manager for Old Town Artisan Studios in La Quinta, and prior to that she was marketing manager for Hyatt Regency Indian Wells. Over the course of her career she has held various marketing positions with prominent corporate brands including L’Oréal Canada, American Airlines, and others.
“With over two decades of marketing experience in various sectors, from nonprofits, hospitality, service and corporate settings, Edens’ diverse background and skillset are valuable assets for the foundation’s strategic direction and for moving those efforts forward,” stated Frank Harrison, president of the board of directors. “We are delighted to have her on board and look forward to an exciting future.”
“I am thrilled to return to the nonprofit sector and I am excited to work with DCF’s exceptional board of directors and staff, and to contribute to a vital mission of serving our local residents who are in need of cancer care,” states Edens. “I am looking forward to leading the foundation in its next phase of growth, while most immediately addressing the challenges we face during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how we can address ways to pivot our major fundraising events.”
Edens holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management from University California Riverside, Palm Desert Campus, a Bachelor’s in Communications from Concordia University in Montreal, and an Associate Degree in Creative Arts from John Abbott College in Montreal.
About Desert Cancer Foundation
Desert Cancer Foundation (DCF) was founded in 1994 by Dr. Sebastian George and Art & Cory Teichner to help pay for cancer care for local residents that could not afford the cost of their medical care. Since inception, DCF has paid for cancer-related screening, diagnosis, and treatment valued at nearly $100 million dollars, and helped more than 8,250 residents. All of the money raised stays in the Valley to help local residents with the cost of their cancer care. Desert Cancer Foundation – We pay for cancer care!
For additional information about Desert Cancer Foundation visit www.desertcancerfoundation.org or call (760) 773-6554.