Music stars to raise fund for children patients
  • | Tuoi tre | February 05, 2012 08:29 AM

Local diva Thanh Lam and quirky singer Tung Duong will hold a concert on the day of love, Valentine’s Day, in Hanoi to raise fund for cancer children patients.

 Top singer Thanh Lam (L) and Tung Duong - Photo: Tuoitre

Inspired by Tuoi tre Newspaper’s charity fund for cancer children patients, “Uoc Mo Cua Thuy” (Thuy’s Dream), the two artists will performs around 20 love ballads by renowned musicians like Pham Duy, Pham Dinh Chuong, Doan Chuan, Tu Linh, Thanh Tung and Duong Thu in a show titled “Thuong” (Love).

The event will also display and auction paintings by famous painters Le Thiet Cuong and Dao Hai Phong and those by children patients.

“The instinct to love children comes with a woman’s instinct to be a mother. As a mom of three kids, I feel so bad for children who are in miserable circumstances. I want to do whatever I can to help them,” Thanh Lam shared with Tuoi Tre the reason she made the show.

“I have been unable to shake off the image of a young mother I saw on TV recently. She was holding her baby in hands, with tears rolling down her face, and saying thanks to generous donors whose money helped save her child,” she added.

All the proceeds from the show will be donated to the children patients at the K Hospital, the National Institute of Hematology and Blood and the National Institute of Paediatrics in Hanoi. Part of the donations will also be used as scholarships for children patients with good academic records in the school year of 2012 – 2013.

“I hope the audiences, especially lovers, can share a bit of their love with others around them,” Lam said.

For his part, Tung Duong said he hoped the show “Thuong” will become an annual event dedicated to helping cancer children patients.

“Going beyond the love between women and men, ‘Thuong’ here means love for the community you live in,” Duong added.

“Thuong” will take place at 7:30pm on February 14 at Hanoi’s Opera House at 1 Trang Tien Street.

Tickets cost from VND 600,000 to VND2million.

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