Soap Opera Stars Returning for 2022

In 2017, the American Cancer Society Desert Spirit Committee wanted a fun, exciting, non-gala event to raise funds for cancer research and patient services. With the support of celebrities, mostly from the soap opera community, “Lip Sync for a Cure” was born.

After a long-awaited comeback due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, “Lip Sync for a Cure” is back and better than ever for 2022.  The show, scheduled for May 20th at 6:30 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly known as the Camelot Theatre), will star Tristan Rogers and Jonathan Bennett as the co-emcees. Performances will be hosted by Judith Chapman, Michele and Sean Kanan, Patrika Darbo, Carolyn Hennesey, Gretchen Bonaduce, Jimmy Van Patten, and more.  Ready to critique their acts will be, Eva La Rue, her daughter Kaya Callahan, Dolores Robinson, Richard Pryor, Jr., former Real Housewife of OC Peggy Tanous, along with local Palm Springs celebrities Kellee McQuinn, Dan McGrath, and Keisha D.

This year’s fundraiser will be dedicated in memoriam to famous Palm Springs resident, John Callahan, who was always ready and willing to give his time and support to this event throughout the years.  His energy, talent, and heart of gold are painfully missed.  We will, also, be honoring one of our hard-working committee members, Kristin Hermann, as she now battles cancer.

Tickets can be purchased at  For more information contact Melissa Neiderman at


“Cancer patients have faced unique clinical, social, and financial challenges in the wake of the global pandemic. We are so proud to support organizations such as the American Cancer Society. They have become a beacon of hope for many; and we are grateful they remain dedicated to their mission, and continue to assist patients through their cancer journey, here in Palm Springs and across the nation,” said Melissa Neiderman this years’ Desert Spirit Committee Chair.

The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. We invest in life-saving research, provide 24/7 information and support, and work to ensure that individuals in every community have access to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. For more information, visit