Time to get that PEPP in our step! Desert Cancer Foundation is thrilled to present the 16th Annual Paint El Paseo Pink walk on Saturday, October 8, starting at 7:30 a.m. with an inspirational ceremony.

All are encouraged to wear festive pink!

Join this beloved community event and support a dual mission: to raise breast cancer awareness and much needed funds for cancer care. Proceeds from Paint El Paseo Pink stay right here in the valley and will help pay for cancer care and treatment on behalf of residents who need financial assistance.   

The event kicks off with photo opportunities and welcoming remarks from City of Palm Desert council members and community partners. The procession will begin and end at The Gardens on El Paseo at 8 a.m., with an approximate two-mile round trip up and down El Paseo. 

Everyone is invited to wear PINK as participants march together to honor courageous survivors, as well as friends and family currently undergoing treatment. It’s also a time to remember our loved ones whose journeys were cut short by cancer. Gather your family, friends, co-workers and cute furry companions and help raise funds for individuals fighting the fight and those in need of financial support for screenings, diagnosis, treatment and more.

“Paint El Paseo Pink is a special event that brings comradery, hope and inspiration. It’s heartwarming to come together for a great cause and in support of our community members,” said Desert Cancer Foundation Executive Director Eevet Edens. “We are incredibly grateful for our health care partners, sponsors and individuals who participate year after year.”

Pre-registration is $35 and includes a pink commemorative T-shirt. In addition to individual registration, groups can form an official team, encouraging others to join with a goal to raise additional funds; team progress can be tracked on the event website. 

This year’s Presenting Pink Diamond Sponsor, Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center, is joined by health care partners Desert Care Network Comprehensive Cancer Center, Desert Oasis Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente. Generous community sponsors include The Auen Foundation, El Paseo Jewelers, The General Air Conditioning, Brad Schmett Real Estate Group, City of Palm Desert, SkinLab by Cosmetic Surgery Institute, Southern California Gas, 1st Bank and Walter Clark Legal Group. In-kind sponsors include Alpha Media Group, The Gardens on El Paseo, NBC Palm Springs and Signarama Palm Desert. 

On behalf of Desert Cancer Foundation’s Board of Directors, staff members and event committee members, we thank you for your ongoing support!   

For more information and to register today, visit www.paintelpaseopink.org

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