August 28, 2014 09:54
Amid the ice bucket challenge that is sweeping the globe, actress Jung Hye-young has joined the challenge and donated W100 million (US$1=W1,015).
The viral campaign, to raise money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's Disease, is based on the principle that anyone challenged by a friend or acquaintance who undergoes the brief ordeal has 24 hours to either donate US$100, or post a video showing themselves dumping a bucket of ice water over their head and challenge three others.
"I don't know much about Lou Gehrig's disease, but I learned about it through my husband who runs a charity foundation to help patients with the disease," Jung said.
"As many people are now aware of the disease due to the ice bucket challenge, I hope a cure for the disease is found as soon as possible. I also decided to donate W100 million to help build a rehabilitation facility for patients with the disease."
Jung and her husband Sean have been known for their charitable donations.
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