Selena Gomez named ambassador for kids charity

Last Updated: Apr 22, 2012, 09:09 AM IST

London: Singer-actress Selena Gomez has been appointed an ambassador of `American Idol` host Ryan Seacrest`s charity foundation.

Seacrest announced the news on his radio show saying the 19-year-old former Disney star would join him in highlighting the problems of ill and injured children, reported a website.

As ambassador, Gomez will visit new locations and provide inspiration to sick children.

"From the beginning, I could tell that Selena really understood our mission. I`m so grateful that she`s decided to take on this larger role with us, joining our efforts to bring hope and spirit to seriously ill and injured kids," Seacrest said.

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation educates the masses using multimedia and interactive platforms. It has broadcast media centres at Atlanta and Philadelphia, and will soon be launching centres at Orange County, Boston and Dallas.

PTI