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Selena Gomez will host the first-ever Mental Health Benefit for the Rare Impact Fund

"Selena Gomez said on Thursday that she would host the first-ever Rare Impact Fund Benefit in Los Angeles in October to help organizations that support young people with mental illnesses."

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Selena Gomez will host the first-ever Mental Health Benefit for the Rare Impact Fund

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The bash is the first fundraising event hosted by Rare Beauty, the cosmetics brand Gomez, 31, started in 2020. The Rare Impact Fund is committed to eradicating mental health stigmas and extending mental health care and education for young people around the world.

“There is nothing more important to me than getting young people access to the resources that they need to support their mental health,” Gomez said. “This is a personal mission and why 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 our impact so far.”

On Oct. 4, 350 guests, including celebrities, philanthropists, mental health advocates and partners, supporters, and grantees of the foundation, will gather at Nya Studios in Hollywood for a night of speakers, entertainment, and a live auction.

Among those expected to attend are Gomez's Only Murders in the Building co-star Martin Short and producer Marshmello, with whom she collaborated on the hit tune "Wolves." Additional entertainers and artists will be announced at a later date.

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Gomez founded the Rare Impact Fund in 2020 with the objective of generating $100 million to address child mental health (Rare Beauty donates 1% of sales to the fund directly). Since its founding, it has assisted over 740,000 young people, 10,000 teachers and administrators, and 367 educational systems worldwide through its sponsorship of 23 organizations.

For Gomez, who has openly disclosed her bipolar disorder diagnosis and recounted her story in the documentary Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me, the cause is personal. She was awarded the 2022 Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion by the Ruderman Family Foundation last year for her work in increasing awareness and altering the narrative surrounding mental healthcare.

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