Jung Hye-young joins in on the ice bucket challenge in her own way

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Jung Hye-young joins in on the ice bucket challenge in her own way

Actress Jung Hye-young has donated 100 million won ($98,600) to the Seungil Hope Foundation, which helps people suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The disease progressively kills nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

Many celebrities have recently been taking the “ice bucket challenge” by dumping ice-cold water over themselves to help donate to the ALS Association, the American equivalent of the Seungil Hope Foundation.

YG Entertainment released a photo of Jung, which was also posted by her husband Sean on Instagram, holding a message board saying she hopes a hospital specialized in treating the disease gets built soon.

“Many people are getting to know about the disease through the ice bucket challenge and small deeds make a miracle,” she said, according to YG. “Hope there is a cure to it, and [in the mean time] I’ll do what I can.”

BY LEE SUN-MIN [summerlee@joongang.co.kr]




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