SOURCE: Morris Animal Foundation

October 02, 2013 16:49 ET

Join the Celebration to Honor America's Golden Girl and Her Love for Animals

Morris Animal Foundation Celebrates 65th Anniversary by Hosting Gala in Betty White's Honor

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - October 02, 2013) - October marks Morris Animal Foundation's 65-year anniversary as a leader in animal health science. To celebrate, the Foundation will be hosting the Morris Animal Foundation Gala of Hope - An Evening with Betty White on Saturday, October 19 at the Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey.

Tickets are still available and everyone who loves Betty and animals are encouraged to attend.

The gala will showcase Morris Animal Foundation's work and will honor White for her lifelong commitment to making the world a better place for animals. White has been an active trustee and supporter of Morris Animal Foundation for more than 40 years.

"Animals are near and dear to my heart," White said. "I have devoted my life to trying to improve their lives, and my friends at Morris Animal Foundation continue to support science that creates a brighter future for dogs, cats, horses and wildlife species, even my favorite: the California sea otter."

One animal lover from the Los Angeles that will be helping honor Betty is Julie Chang, entertainment reporter with Good Day L.A. "I am honored to be a part the night and to celebrate my good friend Betty White and the Foundation loves she cares for so much," said Chang.

Purchase tickets today for a chance to support Betty and her lifelong commitment to improving animal health, visit www.MAFGala.org.

About Morris Animal Foundation

Morris Animal Foundation is a nonprofit organization that invests in science that advances veterinary medicine for companion animals, horses and wildlife. It is a global leader in animal health science, and its funding helps more species in more places than that of any other organization in the world. Since its founding in 1948, Morris Animal Foundation has invested more than $70 million toward 2,000+ studies that have led to significant breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments, preventions and cures for animals. Learn more at www.MorrisAnimalFoundation.org.

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