Presented by the Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association, the Dr. George Charity Car Show, February 9, 2019, is in its 17th year and has grown to be the largest one-day car show in California.
With 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Desert Cancer Foundation, it includes 1,000 vehicles.
In addition to its size, it is also the longest running car show in the Coachella Valley. The car show is held in honor of the late Dr. Sebastian George, who was a highly regarded oncologist and co-founder of the non-profit Desert Cancer Foundation. For over twenty years, the Desert Cancer Foundation has provided financial support to patients and their families without insurance. Each dollar donated is equivalent to approximately $7 worth of services.
CoachellaValley.com was able to speak with Joyce Fought, who was an integral part of the team that began the event 17 years ago.
Fought shared: “Two club members were patients of Dr. George. They credited him with saving their lives. When Dr. George passed, they knew they wanted to do something. Yvonne McKenzie, a Dr. George patient, asked the car club to start the show and we did not hesitate. Overall, we have raised over $543,000. That equals almost $4 million in services!”.
The Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association is a non-profit organization that includes over 400 members. For this event, 150 volunteers participated in facilitating the car show which included numerous vendors, a raffle and silent auction. The event is always free and the cost of parking is typically $5. At the point of entry, club members ask for donations from spectators.
The car show is open to all collector vehicles. In the first year, there were 375 entries. Only a few years later, the association had to create a cut-off at 1,000 entries after growing exponentially.
Come on out to enjoy a day full of special events and support a great cause.
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