[articles][vids][Eng/Hun/Rus] Rain participates in Ice Bucket Challenge and donates ₩100m ($98,000 USD) to ALS research.

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₩100,000,000 KRW to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) research and a cure, in addition to his Ice Bucket Challenge. Thumbs up! 🙂

Video source credit: United CUBE (CUBE Entertainment Official YouTube). English and Hungarian subs courtesy of Cloud Hungary.

» LINK: Rain’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge subbed in Russian on vk.com

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The Korea Herald 8/24/2014 — by Lee Hyun-jeong

Rain to donate W100m for ALS research

Hallyu star Rain got himself drenched in icy water and pledged to donate 100 million won ($98,000) to research into Lou Gehrig’s Disease, joining a slew of Korean and global celebrities in the viral Ice Bucket Challenge.

“The meaning of participating in this campaign is very special to me. My father-like mentor Hong Seung-sung, who led me to debut as a singer, has been suffering from the Lou Gehrig’s Disease for three years,” he said on YouTube. “I’ve always thought how to return his love and gratefulness.”

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K-pop star Rain participates in the Ice Bucket Challenge. (Cube Entertainment)

Rain’s donation will be given to a college hospital that conducts research to find new treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Hong, the president of Cube Entertainment, has trained many K-pop groups including Rain, 4Minute, B2ST and G.NA.

For the next three targets of the challenge, rain pointed pop star Psy, actor Lee Byung-hun and Hollywood actress Megan Fox.

The Ice Bucket Challenge asks people to make a recording of themselves getting drenched with ice water, post it online and nominate others to do the same within 24 hours or donate $100 to ALS research.

By Lee Hyun-jeong (rene@heraldcorp.com)


The Korea Times 8/25/2014 —

Rain donates 100K to ALS research

K-pop star Rain in his ice bucket challenge video.

K-pop star Rain in his ice bucket challenge video.

K-pop superstar Jung Ji-hoon, better known as Rain, has donated 100 million won ($ 98,200) to help develop a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Rain said over the weekend that he made the donation because of his relationship with Cube Entertainment CEO Hong Seung-Seong, who has ALS. Hong helped Rain break into the industry.

“Hong has been a teacher and father figure to me. But he has been struggling with ALS for three years. I did not know how I could ever express my gratitude to him,” the singer said.

“One of the university hospitals in Korea is now developing new drugs for the disease. I want to donate for a good cause. I hope we all make our efforts to help those in need,” he added.

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

In recent weeks, people from around the world have raised money to find a cure through the virally popular “ice-bucket challenge.”

~ by Cloud USA on August 28, 2014.

One Response to “[articles][vids][Eng/Hun/Rus] Rain participates in Ice Bucket Challenge and donates ₩100m ($98,000 USD) to ALS research.”

  1. That’s so awesome! Rain you “done” good! Proud of you. *SMILES*…..

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