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I THINK I LOVE YOU ANIMAL FOUNDATION®, INC., IN MEMORY OF DAVID CASSIDY, ANNOUNCES “DAVID CASSIDY THEN & NOW” July 9, 2021 VIRTUAL EVENT
Famed Rock Photographer Henry Diltz Partners with I Think I Love You Animal Foundation®.
Former All My Children Director Joins I Think I Love You Animal Foundation®
Board of Directors
I Think I Love You Animal Foundation®, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in New York formed in memory of the late actor and singer David Cassidy, will hold its first world-wide online event - David Cassidy “Then & Now” - on Friday, July 9th at 7:00pm EDT.
Special guests include David’s friends from the “Then” years - award-winning rock photographer Henry Diltz and life-long friend Sam Hyman. Representing the “Now” or more recent years is David’s friend and American horse trainer Gary Contessa. Rick Segall, who played young, raven-haired Ricky, the 4-year old Partridge Family neighbor who sang with the group in season 4, will host the online event.
Primary photographer during both The Partridge Family era and Cassidy’s 1970’s solo career, Henry Diltz of Henry Diltz Photography and Morrison Hotel Gallery, has generously granted the use of rare photos of David Cassidy with animals from his extensive vintage catalog to I Think I Love You Animal Foundation®. Many of the photos were taken during David Cassidy’s domestic and world tours from the 1970s and while he starred on The Partridge Family television series, which aired on ABC from 1970 – 1974. The photos will be used for I Think I Love You Animal Foundation® efforts to “spread love” and care to animals, especially retired racehorses in need of rescue, and 5 of these photos will be signed by Henry Diltz and auctioned, with the bidding starting live on the show July 9th.
In addition to owning domestic animals and a beloved parrot named Elmer, David Cassidy was an owner of thoroughbreds and he supported safe retirement programs for racehorses. Gary Contessa, David’s friend and horse trainer, is a co-founder and director of I Think I Love You Animal Foundation®. Gary states: “I Think I Love You Animal Foundation is a celebration of David Cassidy’s life. His love of horses was second to none. By honoring his memory in this way, we are carrying on his genuine love of horses and his desire to see them all have the care they deserve, long after their racing career is over”.
The Foundation welcomed new board members in 2021. including Michael Pomarico, former Director of All My Children and 6-time Emmy Award winner. He says: “I have always had the utmost respect for David’s abilities as an actor and his performance on Broadway in “Blood Brothers” was amazing. His vocals on all his recordings are second to none. David’s credibility as an entertainer is long overdue. It is an honor to be a part of this project and move his legacy forward.”
I Think I Love You Animal Foundation®, Inc. provides financial support to animals in need of sanctuary or medical attention, especially retired thoroughbred racehorses who require rescue from emergent situations, restoring spirit and dignity and creating new “Happy Trails” for all our animal friends.
The Foundation supports this mission by providing financial assistance through grants, awards and scholarships to bona-fide 501c3 charities whose activities promote improved animal welfare and quality of life through rescue operations, adoption placement, disaster relief, equine retirement assistance, and programs of education. For more information find and like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Watch our PSA embedded in this post to see our life-saving work.