(FeaturedNews.com) – Social media challenges are not always as negative as the increasingly bizarre TikTok challenges that are making life difficult for teachers across the country. The Ice Bucket Challenge was one of the first to impact the world in a positive way as the 2014 Facebook challenge raised millions of dollars for the ALS Association, and social media has again stepped up to provide an outlet for Betty White fans to honor the actress as what would have been her 100th birthday approaches.
Betty White’s Legacy On and Off Screen
Betty White’s roles in The Golden Girls, Password, The Proposal, and countless other projects have inspired generations, and she was also known for her work advocating for animals. Her platform brought her opportunities to partner with several animal shelters, zoos, and other animal-related organizations over the years. She also created the Betty White Wildlife Rapid Response Fund, which provides funding for assisting animals following national disasters.
#BettyWhiteChallenge Unites Fans Around the World
Photos and collages of Betty White with the animals she advocated for popped up all over social media in the days following her death, which reminded fans of one of her biggest off-screen passions and inspired a simple way to continue her legacy on what would have been her 100th birthday on January 17. The #BettyWhiteChallenge asks fans to make a $5 donation to a local animal shelter or similar organization on January 17 in honor of Betty White. The challenge quickly spread across Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms, which means that Betty White’s memory has the potential to reach the four-footed friends she loved in thousands of cities around the world one last time.
American Humane CEO Robin Ganzert reflected on Betty White’s advocacy and commented that, “Betty dedicated herself to protecting and improving the quality of life for animals worldwide…on behalf of the millions of animals whose lives you have touched, thank you, Betty!”
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