The world lost an icon with the death of actress and animal activist Betty White on Dec. 31, 2021. The Emmy-winning star was 99 years old, just a few weeks before her 100th birthday, on Jan. 17, 2022. Now, in true 21st century fashion, White’s fans have come up with a heartwarming online movement in her memory that is going viral. The Betty White Challenge! That’s where the Betty White Challenge emerged and quickly started going viral as people searched for ways to honor White’s memory. Like other viral challenges of the past, such as the Ice Bucket Challenge, the Betty White Challenge requires people to do something simple to help raise awareness for a good cause. To participate in the Betty White Challenge, all you have to do is take some time to research a local pet rescue or animal shelter and commit to donating $5 to it in White’s name on Jan. 17. Countless social media posts with #BettyWhiteChallenge have popped up in the days since her death.
Adele and I are associated with the good people at Oregon Dog Rescue. We would be humbled and grateful if you considered a $5 donation to ODR on January 17th in honor of Betty White! Thanks.
A one-day event hosted byFathom Eventsin movie theaters nationwide is still scheduled for Jan. 17, featuring a feature-length documentary about White.