August 11, 2019, SEOUL, South Korea —IVI was honored to once again receive the unwavering support of professional Violinist, Lee Sang Hee & Friends -in addition to that of hundreds of concertgoers, via her annual charity concert.
‘The 16th Lee Sang Hee Violin Recital with IVI’ featured performances by Ms. Lee & Friends, including her associates and Little Friends –the latter consisting of elementary, middle and high school students. Around 300 concertgoers were in attendance at Youngsan Art Hall in Seoul, making the event another philanthropic success for IVI. More than 100 people volunteered to serve as performers and organizers, and provided donations and sponsorships for the event.
Lee Sang Hee & Friends
Lee Sang Hee & Little Friends
Ms. Lee & Friends have shown tremendous generosity and continuous dedication to IVI and its mission of developing and delivering vaccines for the world’s poorest children by donating the entire proceeds from all 16 concerts. In a gesture to express our deepest gratitude, IVI appointed Ms. Lee as the first IVI Giving Ambassador and her Friends as IVI Giving Messengers.
IVI Director General with Giving Ambassador Violinist Lee Sang Hee
“Marking the 16th event this year, this concert has provided a wonderful opportunity for people to learn about IVI, and benefit the world’s children through vaccines, while appreciating beautiful classical music for so very many years,” said IVI Director General Dr. Jerome Kim. “By supporting IVI, you have enabled us to give children life-saving vaccines and a healthy tomorrow. I express our profound gratitude to IVI Giving Ambassador Lee, Sang Hee & Friends, IVI Giving Messengers, for holding this concert for more than 15 years”.
“Being able to give back to those in need is one the greatest gifts of the power of music,” said Violinist Lee Sang Hee. “I can confidently tell you that IVI’s vaccines do not merely prevent diseases. They are a wonderful gift that taught me what truly matters most and so I continue to share the ‘vaccine of music’ with you all.”
The poster of the ‘16th Lee Sang Hee Violin Recital with IVI’