The popular artist Selena Gomez celebrated her birthday by raising $100 million in funds to help people struggling with mental health.
Selena celebrated her 28th birthday on Wednesday, July 22. Unlike the usual celebration we see during birthdays, the singer instead announced the raising of funds to give back. She wanted to help the underserved communities have access to mental health services.
Selena Gomez And The Rare Impact Fund
Through a series of Instagram stories, Selena announced her plans under the beauty brand she founded, Rare Beauty.
“We created the Rare Impact Fund to help tackle the epidemic of chronic loneliness by helping people gain access to mental health services and support, with a focus on underserved communities,” the organization wrote.
Further, they explained, “Mental illness impacts everyone and we are committed to helping people feel more connected to one another and less alone in the world.”
$100 Million Fund Raising
So the Rare Impact Fund’s goal is to “raise $100 million over the next 10 years to help increase access to mental health resources.”
Also, one percent of all sales from the Rare Beauty products will directly go to the Rare Impact Fund.
“I’m so grateful to be surrounded by a team that’s helped make the Rare Impact Fund a reality,” the former Disney star said in a statement. “Since the brand’s inception, we wanted to find a way to give back to our community. And further support people who needed access to mental health services, which have had a profound impact on my life. Rare Beauty is focused on helping people feel more connected to one another and less alone in the world. The Rare Impact Fund will make a direct impact on many lives and, ultimately, make a difference in the world. I’m proud of the work we’ve begun to do with our partners to offer these services to anyone who needs support.”
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Moreover, the Rare Beauty company created the Rare Beauty Mental Health Council. Mental health experts are leading the council, including “Dr. Marc Brackett of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and author of the book Permission to Feel, Dr. Scott L. Rauch, MD, president and psychiatrist in chief for McLean Hospital and Dr. Jane Delgado of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.”
Amidst the coronavirus outbreak, Selena has been largely leaning on to God. She does this as well to keep her mental state strong and healthy.
Reference: ET Online