On January 17, 2022, actress Betty White was expecting to celebrate her 100th birthday.
Unfortunately, she passed away on December 31 – New Year’s Eve – at the age of 99. Betty White had suffered a stroke days before her death. Although she was “awake and alert” after the stroke, she passed away from a cerebrovascular accident, which causes a loss of blood flow to part of the brain, leading to brain tissue damage. She was believed to have passed peacefully in her sleep.
On Betty White’s birthday, fans have decided to do some good in the late actress’ name. Betty White was renowned for her love of animals and secretly rescued animals during Hurricane Katrina. In her honor, fans have taken up her cause and created the #BettyWhiteChallenge.
The Betty White Challenge reads: “On Betty White’s birthday, January 17th, everyone should pick a local rescue or animal shelter in your area and donate just $5 in Betty White’s name. Make her 100th birthday the moment she deserves.”
There are a ton of animal rescue organizations that could use a donation. Here are just a few of the many, many organizations that would appreciate your donation for the Betty White Challenge!
Check Out Some Organizations That Would Love A Donation From Betty White!
AC&C honors Betty White via the #BettyWhiteChallenge now through January 19. It urges fans to donate $5+ to a local animal shelter in her name & help support shelter animals in your community.
Give a gift at https://t.co/vohe8Kkjpn
Enter “Betty White Challenge” in the comment box pic.twitter.com/R2nTbTum4A
— CMPD Animal Care&Control (@animalscmpd) January 16, 2022
Betty White was an inspiration to many of us who work with animals. Gifts we receive as part of this challenge will be marked in celebration of what would have been her 100th Birthday. To Betty and to all of our supporters, thank you for being a friend. https://t.co/moh1b6XrJj pic.twitter.com/kmq6P2WOHX
— Paws and Think, Inc. (@pawsandthinkinc) January 16, 2022
Are you Ready for the Betty White Challenge tomorrow? Consider supporting @TheAnimalPad where one of our dog-loving employees volunteers. Not all dogs are as lucky as this guy with his own home with a home battery (that’s not his hat despite what he tells you).#sandiego #sddogs pic.twitter.com/k5EW34fy3x
— HES Solar (@HESsolar) January 16, 2022
— Williamson County (@wilcogov) January 16, 2022
UberEats Offers Special Discount To Promote #BettyWhiteChallenge!
And more for our furry friends: our CEO Dara apologizes for those pesky doorbells (we know, we know!) and offers #UberEats CODE: LOKI (Exp. 5/17/22, while supplies last) 🐶❤️ pic.twitter.com/azDojrsJgQ
— Uber Eats (@UberEats) January 14, 2022
Heard about the #BettyWhiteChallenge? #BettyWhite loved animals as much as making people laugh. To celebrate her birthday, a challenge swept thru the USA to #donate to a local #AnimalRescue, #AnimalShelter or #HumaneSociety like #AndersonHumane. Pls give @ https://t.co/lowMFq6BVD pic.twitter.com/QperI35bY1
— Anderson Humane (@AndersonHumane) January 16, 2022
If you plan to participate in the Betty White Challenge for her birthday on 1/17 please consider @DCCityWildlife as a charity. Great folks saving wildlife just like me. Wing flutters for all their ❤️. https://t.co/kqEyFObjXv
— DCSnowyOwl (@DCSnowyOwl) January 13, 2022
We interrupt our Feature Friday for a special message:
In honour of what would have been Betty White’s birthday weekend we are participating in the #bettywhitechallenge.
This challenge encourages fans to donate in her memory!
As always thank you for your support❤ pic.twitter.com/NhNxsNdxBP
— D’Arcy’s ARC (@DarcysARC) January 15, 2022
Rose, Blanche and Dorothy are ready for the Betty White Adoption Challenge! @JaxACPS is celebrating Betty White’s 100th birthday by offering *free adoptions all weekend long with a donation to the Friends of Jacksonville Animals. Come down to the shelter at 2020 Forest St today! pic.twitter.com/AQB9vYAn99
— City of Jacksonville (COJ) (@CityofJax) January 15, 2022
Join the #BettyWhiteChallenge
Throughout Betty White’s life she dedicated a great amount of her time supporting animal welfare organizations.
To celebrate Betty White’s life, join the challenge and donate to your local animal welfare organization, like Morris Animal Refuge. pic.twitter.com/MBNXKKvEyf
— Morris Animal Refuge (@MorrisAnimal) January 15, 2022
We are devastated at the loss of Betty White, whose humor and compassion touched so many. A challenge has been started to donate to animal organizations on 1/17. We would be honored to receive donations in her name for our wolves!💕🐺 #BettyWhiteChallenge #californiawolfcenter pic.twitter.com/vTC8WUzMTm
— California Wolf Center (@CAWolfCenter) January 13, 2022