American Cancer Society Desert Spirit XXXI

American Cancer Society

73-161 Fred Waring Drive #100
Palm Desert, CA 92260




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Diane Wilson Neiderman is a true believer in the work of the American Cancer Society. As a two-time cancer survivor of colon and liver cancer diagnosed in her 40s she knows the urgency for better treatments and finding a cure. With the tools her doctors possessed thanks to research funded by ACS, she has been cancer free for over 30 years. Having many family members and friends battling cancer, Diane is passionate about continuing the efforts of the American Cancer Society. 

Andrew Neiderman has written 139 novels and is best known as the author of THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE which was later adapted into a film.  He is now known as the author of the worldwide best-selling V.C. Andrews novel franchise. Andrew is also a screenwriter, producer, and is working on two stage plays for THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE AND FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC. Andrew Neiderman was honored with a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars in 1997.

Since moving to Palm Springs in 1989, Andrew and Diane have been involved with local charitable organizations such as Loving All Animals, Stroke Recovery Center, ACT for MS, and the American Cancer Society as well as being continued donors to Memorial Sloan Kettering Center in NYC where Diane was treated for her cancers. They have been involved with Desert Spirit for nearly a decade.