Many A-list celebrities contributed expensive events and things to Selena Gomez’s first Rare Impact Fund Benefit auction, which was founded to raise money for mental health awareness. The first-ever Rare Impact Fund Benefit: A Night of Radiance and Reflection was held on October 4 in Los Angeles and was hosted by the creator of Rare Beauty. The occasion benefited Gomez’s nonprofit, the Rare Impact Fund, which seeks to lessen the stigma associated with mental illness and increase young people’s access to mental health care and education. The sold-out event not only contributed to the Rare Impact Fund’s goal of raising money for mental health awareness but it was also sponsored and attended by a number of A-list celebrities.
The night’s host and auctioneer was Martin Short, Gomez’s co-star in Only Murders in the Building. Of course, the famous comic continued to crack a few jokes here and there. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Short remarked, “I am proud to call Selena Gomez my friend, and not because she’s successful or rich; because she’s both.” “The fact that we are here to encourage young mental health awareness makes tonight really meaningful. Nobody in this room, in my opinion, hasn’t been affected in some way by mental illness, its problems, and the suffering it can cause a family. We are here to generate money for the young people who really need it.”
Big Celebrity Donations to Selena Gomez’s Rare Impact Fund
The major draw, though, was the sheer volume of expensive gifts and experiences that famous people provided. Most notably, Gomez’s longtime friend Taylor Swift contributed VIP tickets to her Eras Tour show. Which were auctioned off on the Rare Impact Fund Benefit’s website with a $5,000 starting bid. The item has already been sold for an astounding $15,000, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and is no longer available.
Paul Rudd, Gomez’s other Only Murders in the Building co-star, also contributed a very cool fan experience. A $5,000 movie night with Rudd himself. A beauty session with Gomez’s stylists and lunch with Camila Cabello were among the other sold auction items.
The fact that Gomez made a meme-worthy appearance at Inter Miami’s game in Los Angeles earlier this month may be due to an autographed jersey that professional soccer player Lionel Messi gifted. The Argentine player’s uniform is still up for auction at $6,000 right now. An autographed banjo from Steve Martin, VIP tickets to Luke Combs’ “Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old” performance in Los Angeles. A five-night luxury Airbnb trip to Mexico. A four-night stay at the Four Seasons Resort in Maui is some other things that have not yet been sold.
Selena Gomez at Rare Impact Fund Benefit
On Wednesday, Gomez addressed on stage at the Rare Impact Fund Benefit about her personal problems with mental health. The former Disney Channel actress told the audience. “This has been the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for me, but it has also come from some of the darkest moments in my life.”
“I battled the world within my thoughts for a very long period, and at times I felt lost and hopeless. To be honest, everything swiftly altered once I was diagnosed with bipolar illness in 2020,” she stated. “I actually got the information and the solutions I had been searching for so long. And understanding that obviously makes me become more aware of it. I’m less afraid than I used to be,” the speaker said.
Gomez established the Rare Impact Fund in 2020. It aims to raise $100 million over the following ten years to increase young people’s access to mental health care and education globally. The “Lose You to Love Me” singer acknowledged that her goal “probably sounds really absurd.” But added that she is motivated to make the world “a kinder, clearer, more connected, with support and access.” Ny individuals like her younger sister, Gracie, and “the world that she and her generation inherit.”
Celebrities seen at the Event