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

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

Registration for the Paint El Paseo Pink (PEPP) walk is open for a $35 fee and includes a pink commemorative T-shirt. Local groups can also form a team, encourage family and friends to join them in raising additional funds, and track their team 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 currently undergoing care, honor the brave cancer survivors and remember our loved ones whose journeys were cut short. Proceeds from the walk will provide financial assistance to Coachella Valley residents with their treatment for all cancer types.

A brief ceremony will begin at 7:30 a.m. at The Gardens on El Paseo with photo opportunities and welcoming remarks from our event co-chairs, sponsors, and the city of Palm Desert. DCF is honored to name Jo Hillyard as the Grand Marshall for this year’s Paint El Paseo Pink. Jo founded the 3D Access Fund at Eisenhower Health, which pays for 3D Mammograms for all women whose insurance does not cover it.

The Palm Desert high school cheer teams will kick off with a dance, followed by “pace” car and two Sheriff motorcycles to lead the walkers down El Paseo 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, from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Each year, PEPP is supported by about 1,800 attendees, with participants of all ages, and includes many four-legged fur babies.

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

For information about registration, pink ribbons, merchant and lawn signs, sponsorship opportunities, and other ways to support the walk, click here or contact Eevet Edens at (760) 397-3722 or email





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  • Paint El Paseo Pink: Desert Cancer Foundation