Portland-based TheBigDay.com Helps Raise $25,000 for Charity

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TheBigDay, in concert with the Cathy comic strip, raised $25,000 in donations to the Pet Orphans of Southern California through a unique online wedding registry for the comic strip characters Cathy and Irving.

When comic strip legend Cathy Guisewite, the creator of the “Cathy” comic strip (the real-life Cathy), and her fiancé Irving recently got married, they never imagined that their wedding gift registry would raise $25,000 for orphaned dogs and cats!

Thanks to a partnership between Portland-based TheBigDay.com, the largest online honeymoon gift registry in the world, and Guisewhite, a special wedding gift registry was created for the comic book couple that suggested to their wedding guests, friends and family that they make a donation to Pet Orphans of Southern California, instead of giving them traditional wedding or honeymoon gifts. Guisewite explained that as a more mature couple, Cathy and Irving had just about all they needed, so instead of registering for gifts, they decided to make a difference in the lives of orphaned dogs and cats by registering for donations to help the dogs and cats.

“TheBigDay.com, and TheBigDayTravel.com, which plans and books online honeymoon travel and activities for engaged couples has become a new 21st century wedding tradition”, according to Jeff Beard, a spokesperson for TheBigDay. “Our online registry expertise made it a natural for us to use our technology to help Cathy and Irving help their 4-legged friends.”

The result was more than $25,000 was donated by Cathy and Irving’s friends and family through their gift registry with TheBigDay.com. At a wedding reception on June 12 at Pet Orphans of Southern California, a check was presented to the happy recipients.

Interviews with TheBigDay.com are available on request. TheBigDay.com carries the BBBOnLine Reliability Seal and endorsements of industry standards such as the TRUSTe Privacy Program so honeymooners can feel secure in trusting their dreams to the service.

Contact: Media interviews with TheBigDay.com and TheBigDayTravel should be directed to Jeff Beard, jeff@thebigday.com, (800) 304-1141.

Contact: Media interviews with Cathy Guisewite should be directed to Kathie Kerr, director of communications, at Universal Press Syndicate, kkerr@amuniversal.com, (816) 360-6945.

Contact: Media interviews with Pet Orphans of Southern California should be directed to Sara T. Schwartz, sara@petorphans.org, (818) 901-0190 ext 106.

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