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Sean promotes a virtual marathon to help kids

Sean, left, and Lee Young-pyo, center, both goodwill ambassadors of Compassion Korea, during a run. [YG ENTERTAINMENT]

Sean, left, and Lee Young-pyo, center, both goodwill ambassadors of Compassion Korea, during a run. [YG ENTERTAINMENT]

Sean, rapper and music producer from the ’90s hip-hop duo Jinusean, is launching a virtual marathon project with Compassion Korea to raise money for children in need during the Covid-19 outbreak. 


“Anyone can sign up for the marathon on the website of Compassion Korea," YG Entertainment, Sean’s agency, said in a statement on Thursday, "and all they have to do is to take photos of themselves after finishing the run and post it on their social media accounts.
 
"The registration fee will be donated 100 percent to help children in need at this time of Covid-19 outbreak.”
 
A scene from a promotional video of the 2020 Virtual Compassion Run. [SCREEN CAPTURE]

A scene from a promotional video of the 2020 Virtual Compassion Run. [SCREEN CAPTURE]

Compassion Korea is a Christian humanitarian aid organization currently assisting some 2 million children in 25 countries. Sean and his wife are goodwill ambassadors for the organization and sponsor over 400 children.  

 
Registration is open on Compassion Korea and Miracle 365’s websites, but limited to 1,000 runners. Runners can choose a course length from 3 kilometers to 21 kilometers. The registration fee is 50,000 won ($41). The running should take place from June 25 to 30.
 
 
Organizers of the event, which include Compassion Korea, Miracle 365 and Socks Up, will send the runners their race numbers, a pair of colorful socks from Socks Up, a Starbucks tumbler and a souvenir medal.  
 
“When things get hard for people, it gets even harder for young children already struggling in poverty,” Sean said in a statement. “By taking part in this virtual charity run, you can not only help others but help yourself by building a healthier lifestyle.”
 
“Anyone can take part in the 2020 Virtual Compassion Run!” said Lee Young-pyo, former national football team defender and also a goodwill ambassador for Compassion Korea.
 
Poster for THE 2020 Virtual Compassion Run. [YG ENTERTAINMENT]

Poster for THE 2020 Virtual Compassion Run. [YG ENTERTAINMENT]

BY ESTHER CHUNG   [chung.juhee@joongang.co.kr]
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