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Dear Jon,

With heavy hearts, we share the news that Doris Day passed away peacefully this morning at her home in Carmel, Calif. She had just  celebrated her 97th birthday on April 3, and many of you attended birthday events and sent your best wishes from around the globe. She delighted in hearing from you! She was in good physical health to the end, and we are so grateful she was surrounded by friends as she passed.

The world has lost a light today. Doris was not just a darling of song and screen, but a close friend, an inspiration when the world seemed bleak, and a dear, compassionate advocate for her favorite beings on Earth: the 4-leggers.

Her life's work -- her music, her films, and her animal advocacy -- comprise an enduring legacy. Fans will continue to laugh at her romantic comedies, admire her dramatic grit, marvel at her pitch and interpretation of so many great, songs. She redefined what it meant to be a girl singer with a Big Band, and she broke the mold for Hollywood starlets. And for so many fans, young and old, the name Doris Day will always make us smile.

Doris' passionate work on behalf of dogs, cats, horses, sea lions, raptors and other animals in need of rescue, veterinary care and adoption will not end. The Doris Day Animal Foundation is committed to continuing its work as a grant-giving organization, funding smaller animal welfare non-profits across the country.

As you remember Doris today, give a thought to the animals she cared for so deeply. Memorial contributions in Doris' honor can be made by clicking this link.

While we grieve Doris' loss, we at DDAF also honor her leadership of more than 40 years. She was truly a voice for the voiceless among us, a bright and beautiful champion for the cause of animal welfare, and a dear, dear friend to us all.

In deepest sympathy,

T. Robert Bashara
CFO
The Doris Day ANimal Foundation

 
 

 


 
 
 
 
   

Dear Jon,

Can you believe it? We're getting ready for the holidays again!

The tree will need decking soon enough, so why not get ahead of the holiday rush and order the official 2018 Doris Day Animal Foundation holiday ornament today? This year's design is a DDAF favorite: Lovely Doris from her cover shoot for The Love Album, on a wintery blue ornament.  We can already hear "Silver Bells" playing in the background!

Buy one for yourself, another for a Doris Day fan or animal-loving friend!

And why stop there? We know this season is the busiest time of year for many of you. So do take this opportunity to check a few holiday gifts off your list at the DDAF online store. All profits benefit DDAF and the 4-leggers!

All our best,
The DDAF Team

 
 
 
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Dear Jon,

Are you ready for a new year of Doris? Once again, we have signed copies of the official Doris Day calendar up for auction on eBay. For 2018, we have only seven signed calendars available, so click here to bid now.

These calendars, in the special collector’s A3 size (12" x 17"), have been personally hand-signed by Doris Day. And, as always, all proceeds will benefit DDAF, so please bid generously.

All images featured in this year's calendar were professionally scanned and restored from original photographic prints, transparencies or negatives.

This auction will run for seven days, so be sure to watch the bidding carefully. Click here now to get in on the fun!

Best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year!

The DDAF Team

 

 

 

 

Dear Supporter,

As you may know, I've never been very keen on celebrating birthdays. The years go by too fast, and no one likes the idea of being older. I've always thought age is just a number and has little to do with how we feel. But, it's true, I'll be 90 next April -- I can hardly believe it!

So I thought I'd look for a new way to mark the occasion. I wanted to do something special for all of you, my fans and friends who have been so devoted all these years. Something celebratory to bring you together, and something that would warm my heart as well.

I asked my team at the Doris Day Animal Foundation and my gang at the Cypress Inn here in Carmel to come up with something really wonderful. We know many of you regularly gather at the Cypress on my birthday. So today we're delighted to expand on your annual tradition and to invite you all to join in A Sentimental Journey: a three-night package at the Cypress Inn, with the whole weekend benefitting DDAF!

The package includes:

  • Three nights' accommodation at my charming Cypress Inn, here in Carmel by-the-Sea, April 3, 4, and 5, 2014
  • A commemorative welcome gift bag containing exclusive Doris Day and DDAF goodies and memorabilia
  • A daily breakfast buffet
  • Invitation to a pet fashion show, hosted by the Cypress and featuring some of our local four-leggers and darling pet boutiques
  • Live entertainment on the evening of April 3, with pianist Jim Martinez and singer Laura Didier
  • Tickets to my official birthday celebration dinner on April 4, which will also include live entertainment, surprise guests, a silent auction, and a raffle for a chance to win autographed, personal memorabilia from my own collection

The Cypress Inn is offering very special rates for this event. A single occupancy room for the weekend package is $995. Double occupancy is $1,195. A generous portion of the proceeds from all of these activities will go right to DDAF. And, since the birthday gift I'd like most is to continue to help as many four-leggers as possible, your joining in this celebration will be the very best gift of all.

To be a part of the memories, please call the Cypress Inn at 1-800-443-7443 and ask for the Sentimental Journey package. Space is very limited, and room selection is on a first come, first served basis. Prices include all taxes and gratuities.

I hope you'll consider visiting Carmel in April to help us celebrate. But if you're not able to join us, don't you worry! We'll soon be announcing plenty of activities, new releases, and interactive features on both the DorisDay.com and DDAF.org websites as we get closer to my birthday. So stay tuned!

All my love,