September 13, 2013 09:55
Actress Clara donated W15.7 million (US$1=W1,085) to the Community Chest of Korea to help cancer patients with their medical expenses for breast reconstruction surgery.
She delivered the money -- W10 million from her own pocket and W5.7 million raised through a campaign for breast cancer patients -- to the charity organization in Seoul on Thursday.
Clara conducted the campaign in cooperation with the organization via social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter from July 17 to Aug. 28 to help financially support such operations.
To encourage people to participate, the actress agreed to have a date on a yacht with one participant chosen by a random draw. She also pledged to do some volunteer work with 20 of those who had contributed. She kept both promises.
"I decided to join this campaign to express my gratitude to my fans, who helped me finally get into the limelight after many years of relative obscurity," she said.
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