A New Type of Fundraising Event!  Honorees are Patty Newman and the Board of Directors of The Coachella Valley Wellness Foundation

Deana Martin

Local non-profit Palm Desert based charity, ACT for MS (Multiple Sclerosis) in partnership with Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) and CBS Local 2 is holding a new kind of fundraising event, December 12, 2020 at 7 PM.  The theme and talent are:  Experience the Legacy of Palm Springs’ Famed Chi Chi Starlite Room!  Headliners include comedian Tom Dreesen and vocalist Deana Martin.  Denny Pezzin and Alex Shayne (whose parents performed at the Chi Chi Club) round out the cast. Doc Poster and his orchestra complement the evening, along with KESQ anchor Karen Devine as Host. The hour-long show will air from 7 to 8 PM on KCBS-TV, channel 2.  The show was taped at CVRep with Covid19 protocols in place. The show is produced by Richard DeSantis.

Tom Dreesen

Honorees are the Board of Directors of The Coachella Valley Wellness Foundation: Patty Newman, Walter Clark, Stephen Lind, Christopher Pyle, Charles Riach, Martin Serna, and Tom Tokheim.  Event chairs Nelda Linsk and Robert Moon say, “This will be an exciting and inspiring event that brings together the immense talent and energy of two legendary entertainers – Deana Martin and Tom Dreesen – delivered directly to your living room by our generous friends at CBS Local 2, all taking place on the beautiful new stage of CVRep. Please join us as our local community comes together in support of the clients of ACT for MS who need our support more than ever during these challenging times.”

All funds raised during the program pay for free programs benefiting ACT for MS clients. The event, originally scheduled for March 15, 2020 was postponed due to the Covid19 pandemic.

ACT for MS Mission:  To provide assistance for Coachella Valley residents living with Multiple Sclerosis, helping them to live stronger longer.


www.ACTforMS.org / 760-773-9806; Non-profit Tax ID is 33-0880635; susie@actforms.org