Aug 2, 2006
The fan club of actor Lee Byung-heon has organized a charity event to raise funds for the victims of recent floods, following Lee’s donation of 100 million won on July 31 to help flood relief efforts.
Lee’s agency said the actor’s official fan club "Rubeurs" announced the charity bazaar on August 1 on their Web site.
Anyone can make donations to the event via a pop-up window on Lee’s official Web site (http://www.leebyunghun.com). The event will likely become a multinational charity drive as Rubeurs members include the actor’s fans in Korea, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan.
Organized as an auction of Lee’s memorabilia, the event will feature some 20 personal items donated by Lee, who praised the effort. One of the donations, a jacket in which the actor posed for the poster of the movie "The Harmonium In My Memory," belonged to Lee’s late father. The actor willingly donated the jacket, one of his most treasured items, because he wanted to make meaningful donations for a good cause.
Other memorabilia that have been put up for auction include Lee’s sunglasses, a safari jacket, a dress shirt, a necktie, a trench coat and a business suit in which Lee appeared in TV dramas and movies.
The event will continue through August 6. The presented items will be sold to those who offer the highest price.