Desert AIDS Project will present ‘Voices of Hope: Together, We Thrive’ – a star-studded live streaming event for the community on Friday, June 5 at 7:00pm. The event will be co-produced and hosted by TV Personality and OUT100 Honoree, Scott Nevins, and feature some of the biggest names from the entertainment industry.
Performers scheduled to appear include; Emmy and TONY Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, TONY Award Winner Betty Buckley, EMMY, Golden Globe and Tony Award Nominee Mathew Morrison, Tony Award Nominee Megan Hilty & Brian Gallagher, TONY Award Nominee Ann Hampton Callaway, TONY Award Nominee Max von Essen, TONY Award Nominee Saycon Sengbloh, Television and Film stars Erich Bergen, Carla Jimenez, Emerson Collins, and Blake McIver, plus celebrity vocal impressionist and YouTube sensation, Christina Bianco.
The one-hour entertainment special will broadcast across Desert AIDS Project’s social channels including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The event is free, but registration is encouraged, and proceeds support DAP’s COVID-19 response. Viewers are encouraged to enhance their viewing by ordering take-out or delivery before the show, a move to support local restaurants. Learn more at DesertAIDSProject.org/Hope
“We want to bring people together around a message of hope during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said David Brinkman, CEO. “We also want to support local restaurants with this entertainment experience. We thank our patrons who support them by ordering takeout or delivery on that day.”
DAP has provided continuous primary healthcare to its patients throughout this health crisis and embraced the new normal to open its doors wider. Telehealth is making everyone safer by giving patients the power to choose between an in-person doctor visit or a Virtual Visit. The technology rollout is also helping DAP clients access therapy more than ever, from California licensed clinical psychologists.
The fight to end HIV in the Coachella Valley hasn’t taken a break, either. DAP has made free HIV home-testing by mail available for anyone who can’t come to the DAP campus for testing. And counselors quickly turned to Virtual Visits when it became clear they could continue offering access to HIV and STI prevention, testing, and treatment in the face of a crisis.
A full list of restaurants providing take-out can be found at the DiningOutForLife/PalmSprings website.