Candace Cameron Bure is using the power of social media to spread positivity during the coronavirus pandemic.
In just a few weeks, the “Fuller House” star, 44, and her brother, Kirk Cameron, put together a benefit concert called Hope Rising, which will stream on Facebook on Sunday and raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts.
“My brother had called me after watching some of the benefit concerts that had aired a few weeks ago,” Bure told Page Six on Wednesday. “And while … everyone was wonderful and entertaining, we felt that there was an element that was missing from all these concerts and that is the true source of hope, which is God.”
She added, “We really wanted at a time like this to offer something to everyone that was entertaining but also inspiring and giving a real source of strength and comfort and hope during this time.”
Bure and Cameron, 49, began calling their friends and locked in performances by Casting Crowns, Mercy Me, Newsboys, Natalie Grant, Matthew West, For King and Country, Gloria Gaynor and more. The concert will benefit Samaritan’s Purse.
“They are boots on the ground right now, like in New York City, they have those white tents up for mobile hospitals and they’re helping people affected by COVID19,” she told us. “They’re also a charity that does the work in the name of God’s love. And that was also important to us in choosing the charity.”
Because of how quickly the siblings put the show together, they have been using social media to spread the word.
“We’re really relying on all of you and the public to see this and repost it on their Instagram and on their Facebook and tell their friends about it so millions of people can be encouraged [to watch] the show,” she said.
And even when Cameron Bure isn’t using social media to help with coronavirus relief efforts, she’s using it to remain active in a different way. The mom of three is very into fitness and frequently posts her workouts with her trainer, Kira Stokes.
“I love fitness and then actually doing some of it live for social media has been really fun,” she said. “I’ve loved it that it’s encouraging other people, but it’s also on some of the harder days, I’m like, ‘You know what? Let’s just do this live because when I know I have an audience, I’m not going to bail out on it.’”
But, there’s one platform Bure isn’t ready for just yet.
While she has filmed videos for her daughter Natasha’s YouTube channel during quarantine, she’s not ready to become a YouTube star herself.
“I’ve had that suggestion a few times,” she laughed. “I’ll leave the YouTube channel to my daughter. I’ll just make an occasional appearance!”
Hope Rising will stream on Facebook on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.
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