Girls’ Generation raises funds for retinitis pigmentosa patients with charity auction

At the start of 2013, Girls’ Generation members ran an auction together with Beautiful Store to help patients diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease that causes severe vision impairment and often blindness. This auction was initially proposed by Sooyoung and eventually they raised a total of 5,841,000 Won for the patients.

It started with a campaign named ‘Sooyoung’s wish for lights in the dark world’ (수영과 함께 까만 세상에 빛을 희망해), organised by Beautiful Store, Daum and QTV. Girls’ Generation members then donated their items which were put up for auction on Daum’s site of Hope from December 16th, 2012 to January 5th, 2013.

The auction was meaningful since Sooyoung proposed herself, and all other members participated in support. Sooyoung had always cared for patients who lost their visions and is concerned about their treatment and disease prevention.

This time, Girls’ Generation members donated a total of 17 items that they treasured for the campaign. These include Seohyun’s handbag and clothes, Sooyoung’s watch and bromide photo frame, Sunny’s bag, YoonA’s sunglasses, Tiffany’s watch, Hyoyeon’s shoes and items from other members.

Among these items, Jessica’s shoes (pictured above) were sold for the highest price of 650,000 Won, followed by YoonA’s sunglasses at 609,000 Won, Tiffany’s wristwatch at 600,000 won, YoonA’s fur hat at 540,000 won, and Sooyoung’s wristwatch at 412,000 won. All proceeds will be donated to retinitis pigmentosa patients through Beautiful Store.

On the other hand, the campaign ‘We wish, together with Sooyoung of Girls’ Generation’ will be conducted on Daum’s site of Hope until January 19th.

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