Thank You for Your Kindness

November 13, 2023

Cynthia Germanotta is president and co-founder of Born This Way Foundation (BTWF), created with her daughter Lady Gaga. Born This Way Foundation supports the mental health and wellness of young people, empowering them to build a kinder, braver world. Cynthia is also a World Health Organization (WHO) Ambassador for Mental Health.

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Today is World Kindness Day, and I want to practice one of my favorite acts of kindness: gratitude. I feel overwhelming gratitude for you and our Born This Way Foundation community for cultivating a culture of kindness that fosters positive mental wellness. As we close our Kinder, Braver Together campaign with our partners at Cotton On Foundation, I am so grateful for your support. Together, we have achieved over 30,000 Be There Certificates earned as of our launch, received nearly 2,000 nominations for organizations worldwide to receive Kindness in Community Fund grants, and raised awareness of and access to global mental health resources.

Here is a message from yours truly!

While we have much to celebrate and reflect on today, you and I know that kindness is needed year-round – now more than ever. I hope you’ll join me in continuing to practice and encourage kindness by:

  • Pledging to #BeKind365: This digital platform and kindness hub connects you with a global kind community through the Kind Connector, allows you to send uplifting, affirming messages through the Gratitude Postal Service, and provides kind act suggestions for self and others through the kindness Generator.  
  • Earning your Be There Certificate or sharing the link to do so with a friend: This free, online mental health course available in English, French, and Spanish teaches you how to have kind and informed conversations about mental health to support your loved ones while caring for your own wellness.  

Thank you for everything you do to help build a kinder, braver world. You and your kindness matter. 

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