December 3, 2017 – 8th Annual Men of the Desert Fashion Show and Charity Luncheon

Please join us for this years Men of the Desert Fashion Show and Charity Luncheon on

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA.
Event Co-Chairs – Patrick Mundt and Lori Serfling
11am – 12 champagne reception and silent auction browsing
Noon – luncheon begins
12:40 – Fashion Show starts at around 12:40.  Fashions this year are by Sak’s Fifth Avenue, Susan Stein is once again the Producer of the Fashion Show.   Please Save the Date, and join us

This year we are adding a new twist to the event.  Beginning September 1, you can submit a photo of YOUR  “Man of the Desert” (boyfriend, husband, brother, father, or son) to the Men of the Desert Website. To be eligible, The “Man of the Desert” must reside in our Coachella Valley (full-time or part-time). Each candidate must be 18 years or older.  The submitted photo must be a non-photo shopped picture of the candidate, and must include the candidate’s name, age, occupation and a working phone number.   We will be advertising the event on radio and television.  Submission will go through Go Go Photos on line contest platform.  Please be on the lookout for the opening date.

Each submission requires a $25.00 submission fee; submission fees support Animal Samaritans and are tax deductible. Only online submissions will be accepted, and each eligible submission will be placed online for all to view.    Each submission counts as one vote for a candidate. Online viewers may vote as many times for as many candidates as they like.  Each vote will cost $1.00.  Voting ends November 1, 2017.

The Top 5 Vote Getters will be “Man of the Desert” Finalists.  All finalists will be fitted with clothes from Sak’s Fifth Avenue by Producer, Susan Stein, Fashion and Scene Editor of Palm Springs Life Magazine and the Creative Producer/Director of Fashion Week El Paseo, and attend the event with a guest.  Each finalist must be available for a brief interview prior to November 5, 2017 with members of Palm Springs Life to be considered for selection as the 2017 “Man of the Desert” winner.  (these dates might change)

Prior to the event, Palm Springs Life Magazine will select one finalist among the 5 finalists as the 2017 “Man of the Desert.”  Judging for the Man of the Desert winner will be based upon a brief interview covering each finalist’s personal background (story), animal affiliations, and appearance.