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BTS' Suga Celebrates 28th Birthday With Donation to Children's Cancer Charity

BTS member Suga donated $88,000 to support children battling cancer on Thursday (March 11) in honor of his 28th birthday.

According to the Korea Times, the K-pop superstar donated the sizable funds to the Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center in his hometown of Daegu.

"I wanted to help the children, who cannot receive proper treatment because of financial hardship, and see them become healthy and bright," the singer said in a statement reportedly released by the hospital.

The director of the hospital, Cho Chi-heum, added, "We were so moved by Suga's charitable act. I hope positive influence like this can further spread in our society. I am also truly proud of BTS members for enhancing national prestige and wish the band continues to win the hearts of people around the world."

The site reported that in 2019 Suga donated 329 dolls and $88,000 to support child cancer patients and last February he donated a similar amount to the Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association to help people fighting COVID-19.

BTS will be among the two-dozen performers at Sunday night's (March 14) 63rd annual Grammy Awards, where they will be the first K-pop group in the running in a major category when their career-first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit and English-language single "Dynamite" is up for best pop duo/group performance.

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