CHOI SIWON (SUPER JUNIOR) FANS RAISE US$6500 FOR AFRICA PROJECT (MAY 2012)
Seoul, South Korea – 3RD WAVE music’s guest artist, Choi Siwon of Korea’s number one boyband, Super Junior, through his fans from all over the world, has helped raise US$6500 for West Africa. Siwon brought awareness to the cause on his birthday, encouraging his fans to directly donate or purchase 3RD WAVE’s “IGNITE: 1040” album on his birthday, with proceeds given to Africa.
(Above: Choi Siwon of Super Junior holds up the 3RD WAVE “IGNITE: 1040 Album”)
3RD WAVE, Christian rock band consisting of KPOP stars Brian Joo (Fly to the Sky), Choi Siwon (Super Junior), Alexander Lee Eusebio (formerly of UKISS) based in Seoul, helped spearhead the medical relief program that began in 2003, collaborating with Abidjan International Ministry and Food for the Hungry, to aid those in need of severe surgical procedures. However, it was only from 2009 when surgeries in Africa were finally made possible through the project.
Johnny Lee, founder/producer of 3RD WAVE, explains that the goal is to raise over US$10,000 to provide life-saving surgeries to those suffering in the Ivory Coast. With regard to the star’s contribution, he says “what an honor to bless people in need and to make a real difference in people’s lives.” Brian Joo who is the lead vocalist of the 3RD WAVE projects believes Siwon’s involvement will be great positive to those who need it. Brian says, “I never regret being able to help out others, and this is more than a dream come true that I can really help those in need.”
Beginning August of this year, US and African medical professionals plan to perform over 100 surgeries.