Trisha Yearwood's Betty White Challenge Raises $40,000 for Rescue Animals

Country singer Trisha Yearwood celebrated Betty White's 100th birthday by raising thousands of dollars in her honor.

She took the viral#BettyWhiteChallengeto the next level by hosting a fundraiser on TalkShopLiveon Monday, January 17—what would have been White's centennial. 

In light of her commitment to animals, Betty White fans came up with the grassroots challenge encouraging participants to donate funds to local animal rescue groups in White's name.

Thanks in part to celebrities like Yearwood, the #BettyWhiteChallenge was an overwhelming success.

"Who doesn't love Betty White?" the singer said at the beginning of her #BettyWhiteChallenge fundraiser. "I just think, Betty right now is so happy that this is the way that the world is choosing to celebrate her birthday by giving to animals, which was very near and dear to her heart." Yearwood's efforts raised "over $24k in 15 minutes" for the Dottie's Yard Fund, a charitable effort she started in 2021 to honor her and husband Garth Brooks' late dog, Dottie.

"I'm excited to be a part of the Betty White Challenge to help shine a light on the great work that rescues, and shelters do, many with only volunteers and private donations of food, bedding and time," Yearwood told People.

Check out the video below to see the complete segment as the money rolled in... CLICK HERE

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