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Lee Young-ae donates to hospital

Apr 19,2017
Actress Lee Young-ae has donated 150 million won ($131,984) to a local hospital to help new mothers from low-income families, the hospital said Tuesday.

Cheil General Hospital in central Seoul revealed that Lee has made donations on several occasions, asking that the money be used for those mothers.

The actress gave birth to her twin babies in the hospital, one of the largest maternity clinics in the country, in February 2011. She has since paid attention to the work of helping new mothers and their babies.

In February 2014, she donated 100 million won to a Taiwanese mother who gave birth to a baby after she accidentally fell during her trip to Seoul.

Most recently, she donated 250 million won to Asan Hospital in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, asking that the money be used to treat poor patients, and to some of the province’s low-income households.

The actress was in the city of Gangneung for months starting in late 2015 to shoot her latest drama “Saimdang, Memoir of Colors,” now airing on SBS TV.

Lee came back to the small screen after 13 years with the fantasy period drama, in which she takes on the double roles of Saimdang, an artist from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), and present-day art history instructor Seo Ji-yoon.

The series is scheduled to end early next month.

Yonhap