Selena Gomez took to social media on Saturday to thank fans, friends, and followers for all the good wishes on her 31st birthday. Sporting a pink shirt, pearl necklace, and long, flowing brown hair, the actress and mental health advocate blew out the candles on her S-shaped chocolate cake, which was adorned with flowers on top.
While Gomez’s Instagram post was in honor of her birthday, it also had a deeper context. In the caption of her post, the Disney Channel alum wrote about her role as the founder of Rare Beauty, a cosmetics company, and her mission as an entrepreneur to help others.
“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,” wrote Gomez. “Because of YOU we’ve been able to raise awareness and increase access to mental health services for young people. This is my true passion in life.”
Gomez concluded her post by stating that instead of gifts, she would prefer people donate to the Rare Impact Fund, which provides mental health services and education to young people. Gomez started the organization alongside her cosmetics company, Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez.
“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,” Gomez included in the caption. “If you have the means, consider donating to help us make a difference.”
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