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Betty's Corner

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Betty White Hot Holiday Contest for Seniors


The Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens will partner with The Lifeline Program to offer a "Lifeline Bucket List Contest" with a holiday, all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles to meet Betty White and celebrate the holidays with her at the LA Zoo. The Contest is open to seniors age 64 and above and runs now through Nov. 9, 2012. For full contest details and entry information, visit: www.facebook.com/LifelineProgram

Betty White, co-chair of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association along with Hollywood's premier snow effects firm, MagicSnow, will transform areas of the L.A. Zoo into a real-life winter wonderland for the event. Snow will fall from the sky as carolers serenade Betty White and the Lifeline Bucket List Contest winner during their private tour of the Zoo. Along the way, they will view some of Betty's favorite animals including the gorillas, elephants and koalas.

The contest is open to all legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States (including Washington D.C., but excluding Alaska, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Texas), where not prohibited by law, who have reached sixty-four (64) years of age at the time they enter the contest, and who have an email address and internet access prior to the start of the contest period. The winner will be announced Nov. 16, 2012.

To participate, submit an essay on the following topic: "Why meeting Betty White is at the top of my holiday Bucket List," along with a fully and accurately completed contest registration form ("Registration Form") provided by Lifeline at: www.facebook.com/LifelineProgram before the end of the contest. Submissions must be posted on Facebook contest page and may not exceed 200 words in length. The Lifeline Bucket List Contest grand prize will include round trip economy airfare for one (1) winner, ground Limo transportation from Los Angeles International Airport to hotel to be determined by Lifeline, two night accommodations in Los Angeles and ground transportation along with the opportunity to meet Emmy-award winning actress Betty White at the Los Angeles Zoo on Tuesday, December 11, 2012.


The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways, where it hosts over 1.6 million visitors each year. The Zoo is home to a diverse collection of 1100 animals, many of which are rare or endangered. New exhibits include The LAIR-Living Amphibians, Invertebrates and Reptiles, Elephants of Asia and Campo Gorilla Reserve. Admission is $17 for adults and $12 for children ages 2 to 12. The Zoo is open from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.daily. For information, call (323) 644-4200 or visit the L. A. Zoo website at www.lazoo.org.

Founded in 1989, The Lifeline Program offers life settlements as a new financial planning option to baby boomers and retirees. The company partners with insurance agents, broker dealers and financial planners to establish life settlement business lines. Additional research as well as informative videos featuring company spokesperson Betty White can be found at: www.thelifeline.com/social.

For nearly five decades, the private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), founded in 1963, has funded exhibits, plant and animal species conservation, capital projects, and education and community outreach programs at the Los Angeles Zoo, an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife. GLAZA also builds and invests endowment funds and operates five essential departments on behalf of the Zoo, including development, publications, membership, volunteers and oversight of the Zoo's food/retail concessions. There are currently 73,000 GLAZA member households representing more than 300,000 adults and children, the largest membership base of a cultural organization in Los Angeles, and a volunteer corps of over 700.

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