At the time of her death, White had the longest career of any performer in television history. Born in 1922, she got her start in show business on radio, and even hosted her own radio series, <em>The Betty White Show</em>, for a time in the 1940s. She moved to television in the late 1940s, co-hosting <em>Hollywood on Television</em>, which made her the first female TV talk show host in history. She got her first TV sitcom in 1953, titled <em>Life With Elizabeth. - Matt Singer</em>

Today would have been Betty White's 100th birthday and people all around the world are honoring her by participating in the #BettyWhiteChallenge.

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What Is The Betty White Challenge?

The #BettyWhiteChallenge is a virtual fundraiser. Fans are asked to make a $5 donation to animal shelters in her name today. There are two in Rochester (see below) that would love your support.

Betty White was an advocate for animal rights. In the NY Post, Matt Bershadker, president of the nonprofit ASPCA, said “Betty White demonstrated a lifelong commitment to helping animals in need, including dedicated support for local shelters and animal welfare endeavors, fiercely promoting and protecting animal interests in her entertainment projects and personally adopting many rescued animals.”

The Betty White Challenge is Working in Rochester

Paws and Claws and Camp Companion have both set up virtual fundraisers on Facebook to collect money for the Betty White Challenge. Hundreds of people have already donated with thousands of dollars raised so far. To learn more and to donate click on either image below.

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