Selena Gomez Announces Rare Impact Fund Benefit, Martin Short and Marshmello To Feature

On Thursday, Selena Gomez announced that she would be hosting the first annual Rare Impact Fund Benefit in the fall, in support of her commitment to reduce mental health stigma and ensure that youth around the world have access to mental health services and education.

What did Selena Gomez say about the fund and the featured guests?

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A special event to benefit the Rare Impact Fund, will occur on October 4 at Los Angeles’s Nya Studios. The event will feature Gomez’s “Only Murders in the Building” co-star Martin Short, who will serve alongside the singer and music producer Marshmello, with whom Gomez collaborated on the 2017 song “Wolves.” More information on performers, speakers, and entertainment will be announced later, while a live auction will also take place in alignment with the benefit’s overall mission.

“This is a personal mission and the reason that I created the Rare Impact Fund,” said Selena in a recent statement. “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.”

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“We are thrilled to announce the inaugural Rare Impact Fund Benefit, an evening filled with inspiration and purpose. 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.”

Elyse Cohen, president of the Rare Impact Fund

What is more information on the Rare Beauty Impact Fund?

It was created by the actress and singer in 2020 and was driven by her steadfast commitments toward promoting mental health and self-acceptance. The fund aimed to generate $100 million to address youth mental health, supported by the star’s beauty line, Rare Beauty, dedicating one percent of sales to the cause and enlisting foundations, corporate allies, and individuals to offer additional funds. Since its inception, the Rare Impact Fund has directly affected over 740,000 young people, 10,000 teachers and administrators, and 367 educational systems.