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Desert Cancer Foundation’s Paint El Paseo Pink walk set for Saturday, October 8, 2022

Desert Cancer Foundation (DCF) is thrilled to present the 16th Annual Paint El Paseo Pink walk, on Saturday, October 8th, 2022, with Pink Diamond Sponsor, Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center. After a successful in-person walk last year, DCF is delighted to welcome our local community to this beloved walk and fundraiser.

Registration for Paint El Paseo Pink is now open for a $35 fee and includes a pink commemorative T-shirt. In addition to individual registration, groups can form a team, encourage family and friends to join them to raise additional funds, and track their progress on the event website.

Paint El Paseo Pink takes place in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Community members gather to support individuals undergoing treatment, to honor the brave survivors, and remember the loved ones whose journeys were cut short. Proceeds from the event will provide financial assistance for residents to cover treatment and care for all cancers.

The event kicks off at 7:30 a.m. at The Gardens on El Paseo with photo opportunities, welcoming remarks from City of Palm Desert council members and event co-chairs, along with high school cheer teams and the “pace” car to lead the way. Walk starts at 8:00 a.m.

The walk is an approximate two-mile round trip. El Paseo will be closed to vehicles from Portola to Highway 74, beginning at 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Each year, PEPP is supported by over 1,600 attendees, with participants of all ages, including furry, four-legged friends.

“Paint El Paseo Pink is a special and beloved event, and we are very grateful to have so many participants, sponsors, and community supporters. The goal is to raise cancer awareness and funds for our program; both critical and ongoing needs in our community.” said DCF Executive Director, Eevet Edens.

Paint El Paseo Pink is presented by Pink Diamond Sponsor, Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center for the third consecutive year. Pink Ribbon of Hope Sponsors include The Auen Foundation, Desert Care Network Comprehensive Cancer Center, Desert Oasis Healthcare, and El Paseo Jewelers, along with the City of Palm Desert as Pink Heart Sponsor.

Special thanks to all the generous sponsors, as well as in-kind community and media partners: Alpha Media Group, NBC Palm Springs, Entravision, Signarama, and the Gardens on El Paseo. DCF is grateful for the support to ensure a successful event.

For information about registration, pink ribbons merchant & lawn signs, sponsorship opportunities and other ways to support Paint El Paseo Pink, please visit www.PaintElPaseoPink.org or contact Eevet Edens at (760) 397-3722 or email pepp@desertcancerfoundation.org

 

About Desert Cancer Foundation

Desert Cancer Foundation (DCF) has been serving the local community for over 27 years and remains dedicated to paying for cancer care for valley residents who need financial assistance with cancer care and treatment. Thanks to longstanding partnerships with local health providers, every $1 translates to over $10 in cancer care. Learn more: www.DesertCancerFoundation.org/

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