Matthew Perry was laid to rest Friday in Los Angeles, and the five other “Friends” were there. Meanwhile, the charity Matthew had planned to start launched on Friday. Its mission, according to its new website, is to help people “struggling with the disease of addiction.
The Foundation was established to help people with addiction in Perry’s Honour.
Following the actor’s death on Oct. 28, the foundation launched Friday and is accepting donations to help individuals dealing with addiction, according to a press release.
A statement from the foundation reads: “In the spirit of Matthew Perry’s enduring commitment to helping others struggling with the disease of addiction, we embark on a journey to honour his legacy by establishing the Matthew Perry Foundation, guided by his own words and experiences, and driven by his passion for making a difference in as many lives as possible.”
The organization is sponsored and maintained by the public charity the National Philanthropic Trust.
In an interview last year, Perry said he hoped to be remembered most for his efforts in helping others struggling with addiction.