When to Arrive and What to Expect Throughout the Evening
Come early for the Blue Carpet Arrivals and for Amazon’s Big Ideas Cocktail Party.
Please give yourself plenty of time so you don't miss a minute of the Blue Carpet Arrivals featuring live interviews by NBC Palm Springs and KESQ. Then, be sure to pose for one of our event photographers waiting to capture your presence at The Chase before joining other guests at Amazon's Big Ideas Cocktail Party, where conversations are certain to be scintillatingly thought-provoking.
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5:30 p.m. Blue Carpet Arrivals and Amazon's Big Ideas Cocktail Party with Pre-dinner Spins by DJ Mod Girl
8:30 Headline Entertainer Darren Criss
Wondering What to Wear to The Chase?
Susan Stein has some ideas...
Being one of the most glamorous soirées on the desert’s social calendar, DAP Health’s annual gala The Chase (presented this year by Eisenhower Health) attracts all manner of fashionistas flaunting their fabulous baubles and threads in the pursuit of eclipsing other guests’ voguish get-ups. Read More...
Up Close with the Award-Winning Darren Criss, Heartthrob Headliner of DAP Health’s The Chase
As seen in The Standard
Darren Criss — the 36-year-old “Glee” alum who won an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for playing gay serial killer Andrew Cunanan in Ryan Murphy’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” — may be making his professional desert debut when he headlines the 2023 The Chase for DAP Health, but he’s no stranger to the Coachella Valley. Since he reports he has a “significant amount of family in Palm Desert,” he’s somewhat of a regular. “I’ve got all my favorite spots, let’s put it that way,” he says. He even made it to fellow performer Harry Styles’ last North American “Love On Tour” stop (and impromptu birthday bash) on February 1 at the new Acrisure Arena.
We chatted with Criss over Zoom while he was in Los Angeles to talk about what we can expect at his show, his love of all things show biz, and his ties to queer audiences. Read More...
Fashion Designer Donna Karan Reacts to DAP Health Honor Ahead of The Chase
The iconic fashion designer’s career achievements are legendary, but her humanitarianism is why she’s receiving DAP Health’s 2023 Equity Award.
You could say Donna Karan was born into fashion: Her mother was a model, and her father was a tailor. The eminent designer and philanthropist has earned numerous awards throughout her almost 60-year career, focusing on menswear, womenswear, and fragrances for everyday living. Read More via Palm Springs Life
Brad and Lynne Toles of Savoury’s Catering in Palm Springs Created a Custom Menu for 2023’s The Chase
For veteran husband-and-wife culinary team Brad and Lynne Toles of Savoury’s Catering, DAP Health has never been just a client, and The Chase certainly isn’t just a gala..
“We’re so proud to be such longtime partners of this organization for its biggest annual fundraiser,” says Lynne. “Brad and I have lived in Palm Springs since 1997. We care very deeply about this community, and DAP Health is one of its pillars. We’ve been members of the nonprofit’s Partners For Life donor group for more than a decade, and I joined donor group 100 Women the very first year it was created. We’re just so honored to be invited to the party every year.” Read More...