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Selena Gomez: A Birthday Wish for Impact and Awareness

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As the multi-talented actress and pop sensation Selena Gomez marked her 31st birthday on July 22nd, she celebrated it in a manner fitting her generous spirit. Instead of basking in gifts and grandeur, the star took to Instagram to express her birthday wish – a call for support for the Rare Impact Fund, an initiative she holds dear.

Posting a candid image of herself blowing out candles on a beautifully adorned cake, she wrote, “I am thankful for so much in my life, and one of the things I am most thankful for is the work we’ve been able to do with the Rare Impact Fund through @Rarebeauty… This is my true passion in life.”

Founded on Gomez’s 28th birthday in July 2020, the Rare Impact Fund is a testament to the singer’s mission of promoting mental health awareness. The Fund’s objective is to raise $100 million within a decade to provide mental health services to underserved communities. An impressive goal set by an impressive personality.

Gomez’s plea for her birthday was simple and poignant: “People keep asking me what I want for my birthday, and I tell everyone the same thing. Please do not get me anything, but if you want to do something for my birthday, please donate to the Rare Impact Fund. If you have the means, consider donating to help us make a difference.”

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Beyond her fame as the Only Murders in the Building actress and her chart-topping success in the music industry, Gomez has been a fierce mental health advocate. Her beauty brand, Rare Beauty, launched in February 2020, mirrors this commitment. Emphasizing self-affirmation, the brand donates 1% of all sales to the Rare Impact Fund, reflecting the ethos that being rare is about being comfortable with oneself.

Gomez’s advocacy is deeply personal. Her transparency about her struggles, including her bipolar disorder diagnosis, has been an inspiring beacon for many facing similar battles. This was captured in the moving AppleTV+ documentary Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me, which chronicles a six-year journey of the star’s life, mental health struggles, and resilience.

Selena Gomez, in her typical generous spirit, used her birthday as an opportunity to give back. Her gratitude, advocacy, and earnest call to action underscore her dedication to making a significant difference in the mental health landscape. She concludes, “I LOVE YOU ALL!” offering a donation link, and thus, continues to inspire fans and followers to contribute to a cause that can truly change lives.

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