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Hot in Hinsdale - Betty White Paints the Town Red for BraveHearts
This August will be particularly hot in Hinsdale when BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding & Educational Center hosts its annual fundraiser with special guest, friend and supporter, actress Betty White. The event will take place on Saturday, August 18, at Ruth Lake Country Club.
This full-fledged night of red hot fun will applaud and support the efforts of BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and honor longtime supporter and animal lover Betty White. The evening will also feature live and silent auctions, as well as live entertainment.
The seven-time Emmy-award winner is best known for her roles as Sue Ann Nivens in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and Rose Nylund in “The Golden Girls.” She was also a frequent celebrity guest on game shows such as “Password,” “Match Game” and “Hollywood Squares.” Her fan base continues to grow with the popularity of her 2010 Super Bowl commercial and hosting of Saturday Night Live. She is currently starring as Elka in the TVLand sitcom “Hot in Cleveland”. As if that’s not enough, Betty is also the star and executive producer of “Off Their Rockers” on NBC.
Ms. White is equally well known for her tireless efforts in support of animal health and welfare and is currently the proud sponsor of one of the therapy horses at BraveHearts, named “Baby".
BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding & Educational Center has been providing therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with special needs since 2003. Each week, BraveHearts welcomes more than 100 participants with various diagnoses from as far as 100 miles away. Children and adults with various needs come to BraveHearts to discover hope, joy and unlimited possibilities through the healing power of the horse.
In 2007, BraveHearts expanded its programs to include therapeutic carriage driving. That same year, BraveHearts also began offering equine activities and therapies to wounded military veterans. BraveHearts’ veterans program is now nationally recognized as the largest by numbers program in the country.
More About Ruth Lake Country Club
Ruth Lake is a private country club that is home to one of the area's most beautiful 18-hole golf courses. Members can also enjoy playing tennis on one of the club's two courts, where children can take lessons during the summer months. The pool area has a children's pool as well as a diving board, and plenty of seating in the sun or under the area's roomy cabanas. The Cabana Bar alongside the pool, outfitted with comfy couches and flat-screen televisions, serves food and drinks to members who prefer to eat in an outdoor setting with a one-of-a-kind view of the lake.