No stinkin' hurricane will bring this lovely rose down!
Bette Midler wasn't going to let the devastation of Sandy deter all the efforts she's made in raising awareness for her charity, Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project.
Dressed as the ghost of Coco Chanel, Bette made the decision that the show MUST go on and held her annual Halloween party last night at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in NYC.
And if anything, she had even better reason to host the event considering how important her fight to improve green spaces around the city is.
At last night's party, she said:
"We had no idea that this was gonna happen of course, that we were gonna have the devastation of Sandy. But there's never been a time where our organization is needed more. We clean up parks and open spaces and gardens in neighborhoods that have no resources. So I'm really glad that we are here."
Indeed! And many New Yorkers will be happy to know that her efforts will not go to waste, especially considering she raised an impressive $1.8 million in one evening.
Wonderful work, Bette! As always, you're an inspiration and we know that when it comes to powerful forces, the diva always wins!!
[Image via Joseph Marzullo/WENN.]
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