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First Annual Wellness Awards Nominee Reception

The First Annual Wellness Awards Nominee Reception was held at the Eisenhower Wellness Institute and brought together top doctors, yogis, fitness and health practitioners, non-profits, chefs, educators and more for an evening of networking and celebrating achievements. Healthy offerings were provided by Salads in a Jar with libations from Bonterra Read more…

Trilogy’s 9th Annual Health and Wellness Fair

Desert Health® is proud to support the 9th Annual Trilogy Health and Wellness Fair at Trilogy Resort in La Quinta on Saturday, March 25. This free event takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is open to the public. A variety of Coachella Valley health professionals will offer Read more…

Fighting Alzheimer’s Every Step of the Way

“Alzheimer’s is relentless, and so are we,” said Anne Gimbel, Alzheimer’s Association Coachella Valley Regional Director. “The disease is growing at an alarming rate and affects not only those diagnosed, but countless spouses, children, parents, family members and friends. New research from the state of California indicates that one person Read more…

Desert Woman’s Show Celebrates 10 Years!

The Desert Woman’s Show is celebrating its 10th fabulous anniversary on January 14 & 15 at Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Expected to draw more than 2,500 attendees, the expo will shine the spotlight on women’s issues offering stimulating seminars Read more…

Fifth Annual Women Who Rule!

The Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella Valley (WLF) is proud to announce the 5th Annual “Women Who Rule” Awards Luncheon and Scholarship Fundraiser presented by Desert Regional Medical Center. Four incredible women serving the Coachella Valley and beyond will be honored for their extraordinary community leadership, philanthropy, commitment to Read more…

Heroes in Recovery to Host Sixth Annual 6K Event

Heroes in Recovery, a national movement celebrating the heroic efforts of those who seek addiction and mental health treatment, is returning to Palm Springs for their sixth annual 6K run/walk. The race is a 6K, not a 5K, which not only represents the six letters in the word “Heroes,” but Read more…

22nd Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes®

A Better You Today and Tomorrow Living with Diabetes is the theme of the 22nd Annual Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes taking place Saturday, February 25, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower. The public is invited to attend this Read more…

Polochella Youth Tournament Returns

Empire Polo Club will once again host the annual youth polo tournament dubbed “Polochella” on Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19 at 10am.  This free event is open to the public and features a variety of activities for families of all ages including the two-day tournament; instruction for youth Read more…

Wining, Dining & Helping a Great Cause

The acclaimed WineLover’s Auction returns this year to Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage on February 3. Given the success of last year’s inaugural event, the auction will no doubt be overflowing with fine wines, good times and good-hearted generosity. The WineLover’s Auction is a festive event reflective of the Read more…

Pathway to Health, Beauty and Wellness Expo

The Pathway to Health, Beauty and Wellness Expo will be held December 1 at Agua Caliente Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage. The event will showcase the extraordinary products, services and cutting edge technologies our desert valley has to offer – all in one location and FREE to attendees. Guests Read more…

Eisenhower Introduces “Wellness Worth Watching” Movie Series

Eisenhower Wellness Institute and Desert Health® are partnering to offer the “Wellness Worth Watching” movie series this season. Three thought-provoking movies will provide an in-depth look at the topics of nutrition, the mind-body connection, and the mind-shift from stress to happiness. Each evening will begin with the screening of one Read more…

Welcome the Holiday Season with Gilda’s Gift of Giving

Just before Thanksgiving each year, the community gets a special chance to show its support of those whose lives have been impacted by cancer and express its gratitude for Gilda’s Desert Cities, the unique non-profit organization that provides them with emotional and educational support—all while having fun. The occasion is Read more…

Season is Here!

Nov. 5 • Run with Los Muertos. Come to the historic pueblo viejo district of Coachella and run in honor of a passed loved one. This night time 5k begins at 6p and also features music and festivities for spectators and runners alike. Register at www.runwithlosmuertos.com. Nov. 12 • Step Read more…

Get Ready for an Eventful Season!

Sept. 16 • Break the Stigma Golf Tournament. Michael’s House presents the third annual Tournament and Awards Luncheon. Join us in raising awareness and education about addiction, mental health and the stigma that follows in a fun day of golf, archery and more. Benefitting SafeHouse of the Desert. Register at Read more…

Evening Run Honors Dia de los Muertos

Heading into its fourth year, Run with Los Muertos just keeps getting better! The Day of the Dead holiday 5k run will be held this year on the evening of November 5 in the historic pueblo viejo district of Coachella known as Old Town. The event offers something for runners Read more…

Join the Stop Diabetes Movement!

Today, there are nearly 30 million Americans—including over 850,000 in Riverside County—who have diabetes. While an estimated 21 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately 8.1 million people are unaware that they have the disease.  If current trends continue, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050.  This year, more Read more…

Time to Paint El Paseo Pink

Join Desert Cancer Foundation on Saturday, October 8, for their 10th Annual Paint El Paseo Pink Charitable Walk (PEPP). It’s time to gather a team of family, friends and co-workers, wear pink and help raise funds for Coachella Valley and surrounding community residents who are uninsured or underinsured and in Read more…

Breaking the Stigma

While most of us see ourselves as kind, and even compassionate, many people have an almost basic instinct to stigmatize the weaker members of society: the poor; the less intelligent; the mentally ill; the disabled; and those with a chronic disease.  There are varying degrees of this stigmatization, but it Read more…

Shakti Fest 2016

Shakti Fest returns for its sixth year May 13-15 at the Joshua Tree Desert Retreat Center. Organized by the producers of Bhakti Fest, this springtime festival celebrates the divine feminine spirit, described in Hindu philosophy as the ‘dynamic force which moves the universe.’ The festival features celebrated yoga teachers, musical Read more…

La Quinta is Alive with Events!

March and April are the perfect months to be outdoors and enjoy our beautiful desert weather. The City of La Quinta welcomes you with hiking, biking, swimming and some of the best events in the valley! La Quinta Arts Festival • March 3-6 The 34th Annual La Quinta Arts Festival Read more…

Wheat Belly Author to Speak at Wellness Awards

Those attending the second annual Desert Health® Wellness Awards on May 18 will get a special treat with internationally acclaimed cardiologist, author and health crusader William Davis, MD, as the guest speaker. Davis will share his journey to uncover the truth and why so many have overcome diabetes, joint discomfort, Read more…

Empire Polo Club Hosts Youth Tournament

Empire Polo Club will host its first annual youth polo tournament, dubbed “Polochella,” on Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 at 10am.  This free event is open to the public and features a variety of activities for families of all ages including the two-day tournament; instruction for youth on Read more…

21st Annual Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes®

On Saturday, February 27, the public is invited to attend Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes®–an annual free event, sponsored by the Desert Diabetes Club. The event, which includes a product fair showcasing the latest technology and treatments for persons with diabetes, will be held from 8 a.m. to Read more…

8th Annual Desert Woman’s Show Returns

8th annual Desert Woman’s Show sponsored by Desert Regional Medical Center, Clark’s Nutrition and Mercedes-Benz of Palm Springs takes place Saturday and Sunday, January 16 & 17 at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa.  The dynamic event will feature colorful desert fashions and accessories, nutrition and medical experts, personal development and Read more…

Trilogy’s 8th Annual Health and Wellness Fair

Desert Health® is proud to support the 8th Annual Trilogy Health and Wellness Fair at Trilogy Resort in La Quinta on Saturday, March 5. This free event takes place from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and is open to everyone. A variety of Coachella Valley health professionals will offer demonstrations, Read more…

Canada/Snowbird Fest Returns

Canadian and U.S. snowbirds, international tourists and locals will come together to celebrate our desert lifestyle at the fourth annual Canada/Snowbird Fest produced by Bette King Productions. The two-day event will be held at the Agua Caliente Resort Casino and Spa in Rancho Mirage on Saturday, February 27, from 9am-5pm, Read more…

Join Us at the Health & Fitness Festival!

Desert Health® is proud to sponsor the first annual Palm Springs International Health & Fitness Festival taking place November 13 – 15 and produced by Marlo Productions. This interactive event offers festival-goers the opportunity to take part in a variety of fitness classes, learn from medical experts, enjoy informative lectures, Read more…

Shining the Spotlight on Community Leaders

For more than two decades, “the Steve Chase” has been the annual gathering of the Coachella Valley’s most committed philanthropists who come together to honor those helping to create a healthier world for us all. The gala benefits Desert AIDS Project, in honor of the internationally-famous interior designer Steve Chase, Read more…

Tour Our Valley’s Healing Water Hideaways

Desert Health® is proud to sponsor the 7th annual Healing Waters Spa Tour, offering a glimpse into the spa hideaways situated high above the Palm Springs area.  The naturally hot mineral waters beneath Desert Hot Springs, ranking among the best in the world, boast heated therapeutic water pools and relaxing Read more…

2016 Eisenhower Wellness Matters Speaker Series

Eisenhower Wellness Institute understands that wellness matters to all Coachella Valley residents which is why it is bringing back the Wellness Matters Speaker Series for a third consecutive year. Co-sponsored by Desert Health®, the Wellness Matters Speaker Series will feature experts on a range of topics related to wellness. The Read more…

WLF Announces 2016 Women Who Rule!

The Women Leaders Forum (WLF) of the Coachella Valley proudly announces the honorees for its 4th Annual “Women Who Rule” Fundraiser presented by Desert Regional Medical Center. Five deserving women will be honored for their extraordinary community leadership, public service, commitment to education and visionary entrepreneurship on Friday, January 29 Read more…

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

This year more than 1,000 Coachella Valley residents will take part in the Stop Diabetes® movement by participating in the American Diabetes Association’s signature event, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes taking place Saturday, November 7 at La Quinta Resort & Club. Every dollar raised through Step Out plays an Read more…

Come Paint El Paseo Pink!

It’s time to gather a team of family, friends and co-workers, don pink attire, and help raise funds for those in need of breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment.  Join the Desert Cancer Foundation’s 9th Annual Paint El Paseo Pink Charitable Walk Saturday, October 10.  This impactful event brings the Read more…

Rally the Troops for Nine Weekly Walks

For the fourth consecutive year, the United Way of the Desert will host Nine Weekly Walks across nine cities in the Coachella Valley. The free community 5k walks take place each Saturday morning for 9 weeks at 7am now through October 17 and culminate with the Palm Springs Aerial Tram Read more…

Desert Health Wellness Awards

We are proud to recognize the winners of the first annual Desert Health® Wellness Awards. In a festive celebration on May 20, over 230 health-conscious guests including doctors, health coaches, fitness instructors and wellness fans gathered to learn which finalist would take home the stunning trophy presented to those making Read more…

Celebrating the First Annual Desert Health® Wellness Awards

1) The Palm Springs High School string quartet welcomed guests. 2) Guests enjoyed a beautiful dinner on the veranda. 3) Guest speaker Steven Gundry, MD, received an honorary award for his work in integrative medicine. 4) Guests enjoyed sautéed spaghetti squash and ratatouille at one of five dining stations. 5) Read more…

Wellness Awards Program

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Healthy High Season Events

Mar. 6-7 • 7th annual ‘It Happens to Boys’ Conference by Creative Change Conferences focusing on the impact of abuse and trauma on survivors. Taking place at The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower Medical Center, 39000 Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage; 8:30 am to 5:30 pm each Read more…

A Day in the Sun at Poses for the People

What could be better than a day of yoga under the sun to live music followed by a healthy picnic lunch? Palm Desert’s Civic Center Park will come alive Sunday, March 29, with a yogic fundraiser benefiting Coachella Valley’s Volunteers in Medicine (CVVIM), the valley’s only free medical clinic. Presented Read more…

Trilogy’s 7th Annual Health and Wellness Fair

Desert Health® is proud to support the 7th Annual Coral Spa Health and Wellness Fair at Trilogy Resort in La Quinta on Saturday, March 21. This free event takes place from 9:00am to 12:00pm and is open to everyone. A variety of Coachella Valley health professionals will offer demonstrations, product Read more…

Join Us for the First Annual Desert Health® Wellness Awards

We invite you to join us for a festive evening of good food, friends, and organic libations as we celebrate the over fifty nominees – and the ultimate winners – of the first annual Desert Health® Wellness Awards. The evening will include dining stations offering an array of power proteins, Read more…

20th Annual Day of Education

Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes® returns to the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower on Saturday, March 28, and everyone is encouraged to attend. This free, educational event is presented by the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation and produced by the Desert Diabetes Club. This year’s Read more…

It’s A Party, It’s An Event, It’s A Celebration!

Excitement is in the air for the third annual Canada/Snowbird Fest taking place Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1 at their new location on the University of California Riverside campus in Palm Desert (corner of Cook and Frank Sinatra). Produced by Bette King Productions, this year’s event promises to Read more…

We are Proud to Support These Desert Events

Jan. 14 • Wheat Belly author Dr. William Davis. The 2015 Eisenhower Wellness Speaker Series kicks off with Dr. Davis who rocked the world when he described how grain in our diet can be as harmful as refined sugars. Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower. Doors 6 pm; Lecture Read more…

Focus on Health & Beauty

If you are a fan of Desert Health®, we encourage you to attend the 7th annual Desert Woman’s Show taking place November 15-16 at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa. Many Desert Health® contributing professionals will be speaking at this year’s event which offers a concentrated focus on health and beauty. Read more…

7th Desert Woman’s Show Returns

7th annual Desert Woman’s Show sponsored by Saxony Group takes place Saturday and Sunday, November 15 & 16 at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa. The dynamic event will feature fall fashions and accessories, home décor, nutrition and fitness, personal development and an array of beverages and cuisine.  Activities for women Read more…

Desert AIDS Walk 2014

Join the fun and festivities at the 27th Desert AIDS Walk, a grassroots community event supporting HIV and AIDS services, prevention and advocacy at Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.). This year’s event takes place Saturday, October 18, and is hosted by Shann Carr and Bella Da Ball. Music from DJ Corey Read more…

Come Paint El Paseo Pink!

It’s time to gather a team of family, friends and co-workers, don pink attire, and help raise funds for those in need of breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment. Join the Desert Cancer Foundation’s 8th Annual Paint El Paseo Pink Charitable Walk Saturday, October 11.  This impactful event brings the Read more…

Terry Wahls, MD Presentation & Book Signing

Come hear Tedx Talk sensation Dr. Terry Walhs discuss how she beat progressive MS using Paleo principles and functional medicine. The Wahls Protocol will be available for purchase and book signing will follow presentation. Click here for more information! Read more…

“Hearts of Gold” to Celebrate National Honorees

Three local superstars, each honored with the highest awards bestowed by the national office of the American Heart Association, will be celebrated at this year’s Heart Ball appropriately entitled “Hearts of Gold.” The 26th annual event takes place Saturday, April 12 at the Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells. Read more…

Focus on Wellness at the 19th Annual Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes®

Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes® returns to the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower on Saturday, March 22, and everyone is encouraged to attend. This free, educational event is presented by the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation and the Desert Diabetes Club, and will feature award-winning Read more…

Go Red This February!

Join the American Heart Association (AHA) and show your support for the women in your life by encouraging them to know their numbers and pay attention to their heart. The highlight of this year’s AHA campaign is the 7th Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon at the Renaissance Esmeralda in Read more…

Celebrate Our Canadian Friends at Canada Fest 2014

Canada Fest returns on Friday, February 28, and Saturday, March 1 at the Renaissance Esmeralda Hotel in Indian Wells.  This festive celebration and resource expo brings together local and Canadian businesses as vendors, entertainment, services, seminars and demonstrations for two fun-filled days. Thousands attended last year’s event and producer Bette Read more…

Humana Challenge Brings Healthy Fun to La Quinta

Activities encouraging healthy lifestyles will take place over two weeks around the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Festivities continue to promote the tournament’s message of good health – and all activities around the tournament are free! Humana Fit, Fun & Forever Week kicks Read more…

Join the Alzheimer’s Association® Walk To End Alzheimer’s

On Saturday, March 1, residents and businesses from throughout the Coachella Valley will come together to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease at the 15th annual Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. In addition to the two-mile route, Walk to End Alzheimer’s will include a health fair, entertainment, Read more…

Let the Festivities Begin!

Don’t you love this time of year? November arrives and before you know it, your schedule is full. It’s such a festive, energetic time as you reunite with old friends and make new ones. Our newly green courses offer some of the world’s best golf and our sun-filled days call Read more…

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Desert Woman’s Show Adds Business Conference

Exciting changes are in the works for the 6th Annual Desert Woman’s Show to be held Sunday and Monday, November 17 and 18, at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa. This year’s event will include one full day open to the public, and a women’s business conference on Monday featuring 20 Read more…

Walk for a Happy, Healthy Heart!

Make Saturday, November 2 the day you take the first step toward improving your heart health by participating in the Coachella Valley Heart and Stroke Walk. The annual event, which raises funds to fight heart disease and stroke, America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers, begins at 7 a.m at Read more…

Nature’s Path to Wellness Event Comes to Westfield Palm Desert

Nature’s Path to Wellness Health Fair is coming to the Westfield Palm Desert Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, the 22nd. This first annual fair is produced by Bette King Productions (CanadaFest) and presented by Global Health Technologies, Inc. This free event will present a variety of products and services for Read more…

The Desert’s World Class Events Attract International Elite

This season, over 200 of the world’s top athletes competed in Valley events for close to $20 million in prize money. World class competitions including the HITS Horse Show (Thermal), USA’s Modern Pentathlon (Palm Springs), Humana Challenge (La Quinta), Kraft Nabisco (Rancho Mirage) and the BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells) Read more…

SO Much More Than Golf at the Humana Challenge

The Humana Challenge is proving to be so much more than a world-class golf tournament. You probably heard about Brian Gay’s exciting playoff victory. But did you hear about the many other triumphs featured around the event? The busy weekend started early Saturday when more than 200 volunteers joined The Read more…

A Supreme Evening of the Heart

The fight to reduce death and disability caused by heart disease and stroke is a daily battle. The American Heart Association (AHA) recently celebrated the 10th Anniversary of its Go Red For Women campaign with the 2013 Go Red For Women Luncheon here in the Coachella Valley. That campaign has Read more…

Mayor’s Race & Wellness Festival

Mayor Steve Pougnet and the City of Palm Springs invite you and your families to register for the second annual “Mayor’s Healthy Planet, Healthy You,” 1K, 5K, 7 Mile Race and Wellness Festival, slated for Saturday, April 20. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. in Ruth Hardy Wellness Park with Read more…

Living With Diabetes In a Positive Way at Day of Hope for Diabetes®

The 18th annual Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes® will take place Saturday, March 2 at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences, Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. This year’s Day of Hope® theme is “Living with Diabetes in a Positive Way.” This free event is being presented by Read more…

Humana

Healthy Fun at The Humana Challenge!

The 2013 Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation will take place January 12-20 with a week of festivities and a continued focus on health and well-being. This year’s event will be even bigger and better, living up to their title of Sports Event of the Year for 2012 Read more…

Wear Red for Ladies’ Day Out!

Join the American Heart Association on Friday, February 8 for the 6th Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon at the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage. This year’s Luncheon features health expos, educational sessions, a “red handbag” silent auction, and a special fashion show by our local Read more…

Indian Wells Chamber of Commerce

“Feeding the Dream,” a Wellness Event for the Whole Family

The Indian Wells Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to attend “Feeding the Dream,” an exciting health and wellness event designed to benefit the Healthy Family Foundation. “Feeding the Dream” is composed of two events: a fun-filled health fair for the whole family and a formal dinner. The health fair Read more…

Humana Challenge

Humana Challenge Poised for Next Level of Success

In late 2011, Desert Classic Charities, the PGA TOUR, Humana and the William J. Clinton Foundation announced their collaborative plan to present a re-invigorated golf tournament to succeed the iconic Bob Hope Classic. The new tournament had an expanded focus beyond world-class golf, and served as a strategic platform to Read more…

desert woman's show

5th Annual Desert Woman’s Show

Bigger, Better and More Charitable Than Ever! One of the largest expos for women in California, the 5th Annual Desert Woman’s Show, takes place November 17th & 18th featuring Home, Health, Wellness, Art, Fashion and Beauty at the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage. The weekend-long expo Read more…