The new year is almost here, and, as animal lovers look forward to the future, we can also take a “Sentimental Journey” to the past with a 2018 calendar honoring an entertainment legend who has always used her star wattage to shine a spotlight on cats and dogs in need.
Created by Discovering Doris, the British fan site has donated more than $40,000 for The Doris Day Animal Foundation over the past 10 years through sales of the annual fundraising item. This year’s professionally printed 11.7″ x 8.3″ 12-month calendar features classic color and black and white photos that span the course of her successful career.
The limited edition 2018 Doris Day Wall Calendar is available for a short period of time for $29.99 if sent standard airmail, $36.99 if sent priority airmail.
Doris Day’s Annual Birthday Event
Admirers of the animal-loving A-lister will want to circle March 29th – 31st on their 2018 Doris Day calendars. The dates mark Doris Day’s three-day 96th birthday celebration! Raising funds for The Doris Day Animal Foundation while raising people’s spirits, the annual birthday bash will take place in Carmel, California.
A TV star who has long had a real life role as an animal advocate, Jackie Joseph (The Doris Day Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show) will act as caller during an evening of Doris Day Bingo at The Cypress Inn, with attendees vying for prizes. All of the proceeds from the fan-run party will benefit The Doris Day Animal Foundation.
Carmel Mayor Steve Dallas will make an official proclamation during an evening of Doris Day songs and stories from Scott Dreier at the Carmel Performing Arts Center.
A golden anniversary tribute to the silver screen smash With Six You Get Eggroll will include:
- a screening of the classic comedy (which features Doris Day in her final movie appearance).
- a behind the scenes Q&A with Doris Day’s movie “sons” and her co-star Jackie Joseph.
- a live auction of memorabilia, and much more.
Attendees who purchase an Entertainment Package for the Doris Day birthday weekend and book a minimum two-night stay at The Cypress Inn or one of its sister properties (Monte Verde Inn and Casa de Carmel, Vagabond’s House Inn, Lamp Lighter Inn and Sunset Suites and Forest Lodge) will receive a welcome gift from the Hollywood icon and the Doris Day Animal Foundation, a raffle entry and one complimentary Bingo came card. All of the properties will give a portion of the room proceeds to Doris Day’s charitable organization.
Doris Day Animal Foundation Grants Help Cats in Need
Saving and enriching the lives of companion animals since its start in 1978 as The Doris Day Pet Foundation, following are just a few of the feline rescue organizations which have recently received grants from The Doris Day Animal Foundation:
- C&W Rustic Hollow Shelter
- Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue
- Cause 4 Paws
- Partners for Pets
- House of Dreams Cat Shelter
- Kitty Cat Connection
- Tangi Animal Friends
- Alley Cat Rescue
- Lifebridge for Animals
- Lucy’s House for the Prevention of Homeless Pets
- Animal Haus
- Second Chance for Cats
- The Pet Fund
- Free Roaming Feline Program
- Animal Advocates of Moore County
- Animal Welfare Society
Photo Credit: Doris Day Tribute/ Facebook