Menands, NY (WRGB) — In honor of what would have been the beloved "Golden Girl" Betty White’s 100th birthday on January 17, 2022, her legions of fans paid tribute by giving to the #BettyWhiteChallenge.
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The event was hosted on Facebook and requested to honor White's legacy of animal advocacy by donating $5 to an animal charity of one’s choosing. Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS) reports that more than $50,000 has been raised through the effort.
We are absolutely overwhelmed by the amount of support inspired by Betty White’s life’s mission to help animals,” said MHHS CEO Ashley Jeffrey Bouck. “More than $50,000 was donated to us by over 1,500 donors, showing what a truly grassroots movement and gesture of pure love and admiration it was.
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According to MHHS, they don't know what the money will be used for yet, they are just overwhelmed by the amount of support.
Contributions to honor Betty White may still be made to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society at: https://mohawkhumane.org/betty.