Jung Hye-young Takes on Ice Bucket Challenge, Donates W100 Million

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.

Jung Hye-young /Courtesy of YG Entertainment Jung Hye-young /Courtesy of YG Entertainment

"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.

englishnews@chosun.com / Aug. 28, 2014 09:54 KST