Jennifer Aniston Joins Matthew Perry's Family in Pitching for Way to Honor His Legacy
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The 'Horrible Bosses' actress and the late actor's stepfather take to social media to implore fans to make donation to Matthew Perry Foundation for Giving Tuesday.

AceShowbiz - Jennifer Aniston is joining forces with Matthew Perry's family to pitch for a way to honor the late actor's legacy. For Giving Tuesday, the actress and her "Friends" co-star's family asked fans to donate to his foundation, which describes itself as "the realization of Matthew's enduring commitment to helping others struggling with the disease of addiction."

On Tuesday, November 28, the Rachel Green depicter took to her Instagram Story to make the public plea. "For #GivingTuesday please join me and Matty's family in supporting his foundation – which is working to help those suffering with addiction," she wrote.

The statement came with a black-and-white photo of Matthew and his quote which read, "Addiction is far too powerful for anyone to defeat alone. But together, one day at a time, we can beat it down." Jennifer concluded her statement, "He would have been grateful for the love."

Jennifer Aniston's IG Story

Jennifer Aniston urged fans to make donations to the Matthew Perry Foundation.

Meanwhile, Matthew's stepdad Keith Morrison broke his silence since the actor's passing by encouraging others to make charitable donations to the foundation. He posted on X, formerly Twitter, on Monday, "This is not the sort of thing I commonly do, this pitch. But this year is different. And tomorrow is Giving Tuesday. Do what you can; he would have been grateful." The famed "Dateline" correspondent included a link to the Matthew Perry Foundation's website.

Keith Morrison's Tweet

The late actor's stepdad Keith Morrison broke his silence on Twitter by pitching for a way to honor Matthew's legacy.

On the same day, Matthew's family issued a statement about the foundation. "It is important to us as a family to honor Matthew's legacy," the statement shared to Entertainment Tonight read. "The potential that the Matthew Perry Foundation has to help those suffering with this disease is something we are proud to bring to the world."

Matthew reportedly intended to start the foundation on his own prior to his untimely death on October 28. According to PEOPLE, his first effort in doing so was launching a sober living facility called Perry House, which he ran from 2013 to 2015.

The "17 Again" actor, who had been open about his addiction struggles, did not want to be remembered for his troubled past or even his career accolades. "When I die, I don't want 'Friends' to be the first thing that's mentioned - I want helping others to be the first thing that's mentioned," he said on "Q with Tom Power" in November 2022.

Matthew died on October 28 after he was found unresponsive in a hot tub at his home. He was 54. His funeral was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles on November 3.

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