Selena Gomez is making great strides, once again, towards advocating for mental health and providing resources as she just announced the first Rare Impact Fund Benefit.
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Set to take place in Los Angeles at Nya Studios on October 4, the benefit will be hosted by Rare Beauty, the cosmetic line that Gomez founded back in 2020. The event is expected to be to host about 350 guests, among that number are Only Murders in the Building co-star Martin Short and “Wolves” collaborator Marshmello, in addition to many other celebrities, mental health advocates, and entertainment that will be announced at a later date.
“There is nothing more important to me than getting young people access to the resources that they need to support their mental health. This is a personal mission and the reason that I created the Rare Impact Fund. I am incredibly proud to host the inaugural Rare Impact Fund Benefit and look forward to an inspiring night of raising funds for these lifesaving services and showcasing the impact we have made so far," Selena said in a statement.
Elyse Cohen, VP of Social Impact & Inclusion at Rare Beauty, and President of the Rare Impact Fund shared that they are "thrilled to announce the inaugural Rare Impact Fund Benefit," promising that it will be "an evening filled with inspiration and purpose." She continued, “this event will highlight the importance of supporting youth mental health and raise funds for the incredible organizations providing critical mental health tools and resources for young people around the world. With the support of our partners, donors, and community, we hope to further our mission to reduce the stigma associated with mental health and increase access to mental health services and education.”
The Rare Impact Fund was launched back in 2020 to raise $100 million to address mental health problems in youth worldwide. Rare Beauty donates one percent of all sales to the fund.
Tickets for the events can be purchased here.
Audacy's I’m Listening initiative aims to encourage those who are dealing with mental health issues to understand they are not alone. If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or anxiety, know that someone is always there. Additionally, the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 988. Find a full list of additional resources here.