Desert Cancer Foundation’s Paint El Paseo Pink walk set for Saturday, Oct. 8

PALM DESERT —Desert Cancer Foundation (DCF) will present the 16th Annual Paint El Paseo Pink walk, on Saturday, Oct. 8 with Pink Diamond Sponsor, Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center.

Paint El Paseo Pink Walk is Saturday, Oct. 8Registration 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 Palm Desert City Council members and event co-chairs, along with high school cheer teams and the “pace” car to lead the way. Walk starts at 8 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 more than 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.

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

Image Sources

  • Pink-2: Desert Cancer Foundation
  • Paint El Paseo Pink: Desert Cancer Foundation