#BettyWhiteChallenge: Here's how to participate in homage planned on her 100th birthday

#BettyWhiteChallenge: Here's how to participate in homage planned on her 100th birthday
Betty White attends the opening of Pink's Hot Dogs and the unveiling of the Betty White "Naked" Hot Dog at Pink's Universal CityWalk on April 19, 2010, in Universal City, California (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Betty White, the 99-year-old actress best known for her role as Rose Nylund in 'The Golden Girls', died on December 31, just 17 days ahead of turning 100, but a social media challenge is circulating to remember her on what would have been her 100th birthday. Fans have used social media to plan a suitable homage for the late actress, who had always been an animal lover, dubbed the #BettyWhiteChallenge. The actress worked for animal welfare for a long time, having had a passion for caring for animals since she was a child.

The Betty White Challenge is simple. It says, in Betty's honour, a person must pay $5 to any local animal rescue shelter. The challenge's author is unknown, however, the challenge's poster was designed by a Facebook user named Nicole Maria Eldred. She wrote on her profile, “Let’s make this go viral #bettywhitechallenge”. The identical post was reposted by Freedom Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Michigan, asking for donations and announcing that $3,317 had already been donated.


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Betty is loved all over the US, and supporters are eager to participate in the challenge, as seen by some of their Twitter posts. One person wrote, “That is great Betty White Challenge. I bet she would love this too. Great tribute to her legacy. I'm in too!”

“Idk who to give credit to for this idea but it’s fantastic: I challenge everyone on #BettyWhite 100th birthday. 1/17 to pick a local Rescue or Animal. sanctuary in your area and donate just $5.00 in Betty Whites name," another wrote. “On Betty White’s 100th birthday (Jan 17) everyone should pick a local Rescue or Animal sanctuary in your area and donate just $5.00 in Betty White's name. I HOPE THIS GOES VIRAL” yet another person added. 






The actress dedicated years of her life to animal welfare. She used to credit her commitment to animal care to her parents, who were also animal lovers. White was a lifetime animal enthusiast, as evidenced by her 2011 book 'Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo', which highlighted her passion for all animals. "My preoccupation with animals is an open secret," she added.


White was reportedly believed to have cared for "26 dogs" at one time, according to a 1999 interview with People magazine. White's passion for animals extended beyond personal pets, as she was associated with a variety of zoos. In 2013, the Los Angeles chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers designated her an honorary zookeeper.

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