Following an announcement to its 9.3 million followers that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would choose 15 inspiring accounts to follow, with a view to shining a light on those working hard behind the scenes for the greater good of the world, the official @sussexroyal account named GWD as one of their selections. The caption read: “Thank you for being part of this collective conversation with us; we hope everyone has enjoyed discovering many of these accounts and engaging with each other on how we can all be Forces For Change.”
Since founding GWD in 2012, cancer survivor and wellness activist Belgin Aksoy has garnered the support of businesses, governments and celebrities, from Oprah Winfrey to Dr. Mehmet Oz, without a dime of profit and with no official sponsors. “We are beyond honored and thankful that all our endless efforts, working day and night towards the common dream of ‘living well’ around the world has been crowned by the British Royal Family,” says Aksoy. “We look up to Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex for using their platform to showcase people and causes that work for the things that matter.”
Having been simultaneously celebrated in over 150 countries at more than 7000 different locations, GWD will next take place on Saturday, June 13, 2020. To learn more, visit globalwellnessday.org.