Guy Hopes to Save Betty White From Cursed 2016

Clever fundraiser will actually support theater company
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2016 7:17 AM CST
Betty White attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special in New York in 2015.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Afraid another beloved celebrity will fall victim to the apparent curse that is 2016? Demetrios Hrysikos hopes you'll donate generously. Following Carrie Fisher's death on Tuesday, the South Carolina man started a GoFundMe page to raise funds to allow him to "fly to wherever Betty White is and keep her safe till Jan. 1, 2017," as long as "she's okay with it," reports KETV. In the likely case that she isn't, the money will go to a youth theater company in Spartanburg, SC, because "we need new artists to carry the [mantle] of all the great ones we lost this year," Hrysikos writes. Some $1,700 has been raised in just 16 hours. (Read more GoFundMe stories.)

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