BIGBANG‘s G-Dragon has given back to the society by donating 81.8 million KRW (approx. 81,800 USD) to patients with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The amount symbolizes G-Dragon’s birthday, which he celebrates today on August 18.
On August 18, fellow YG Entertainment artist Sean wrote on his Twitter, “Jiyong has performed a beautiful act on his birthday. He donated 81.8 million won to Seung Il Hope Foundation’s fund for long-term patients of Lou Gehrig’s disease. Jiyong, happy birthday and thank you~ Be happy today as well.”
Together with the message, Sean shared a photo taken together with the idol at the hospital. The two stars are smiling brightly as they show their support for Park Seung Il, a professional basketball coach that has been fighting the illness for a long time. In the past, G-Dragon has requested his fans to donate for a good cause instead of buying him expensive gifts, and seeing the star take initiative himself has left an impression on the fans.
Earlier today, G-Dragon’s fanclub delivered a generous donation of 24 million won to a charity.