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Word is that Betty White loves good beverage. She is even rumored to have a drink a night.

January 17th would have marked Betty White’s 100th birthday. And while the icon did not live to see 100, many of her fans banded together to celebrate her honor on her big birthday. If you weren’t aware, Betty White was a huge animal advocate, and worked with numerous organizations that protected, and helped animals.

Quickly after is was announced that the actress passed, the hashtag  #BettyWhiteChallenge started trending. The whole point to the challenge was for fans to donate to their local animal rescues and shelters on Betty White’s birthday in her honor.

Charlotte animal shelters saw huge donations on January 17th. According to WSOC-TV, the Humane Society of Charlotte had over 1,000 donations, and raised over 70,000 dollars.

One big donation of $10,000 came from Carolina Panthers owners David and Nicole Tepper. Another large donation of $4,000 came from Stephanie Rivera, wife of former Panthers head coach Ron Rivera.

Another group, The Friends of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Services posted on their Facebook that they received over $14,000 in donations.

What an incredible legacy, and way to honor Betty White. I bet she is smiling down on us all after supporting one of her favorite causes.

 

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