[ 2007-01-10 14:47 ]
The charitable foundation launched
recently by pop diva Faye Wong and her film star husband Li Yapeng has set
an ambitious agenda for this year.
Chinese pop diva Faye
Wong and her actor husband Li Yapeng attend a charity ball to raise
funds for their Smile Angel Foundation in Beijing, December 26,
With its support, more than 400 children from poverty-stricken families
who suffer from cleft palates are expected to receive free operations this
The celebrity couple set up the Yan Ran Angel Foundation named after
their daughter, who recently underwent surgery to treat her own cleft lip
in November to help children born with cleft lips and palates. It will
target children under 14 years of age.
The foundation has so far collected more than 12 million yuan ($1.5
million), according to Xinhua.
Wong's daughter, Li Yan, was born on May 27 last year. Li Yapeng said
that the little girl had been born with a cleft lip in his blog in August.
"My wife and I don't intend to cover up the truth because it is related
to a child, and we have a lots of things to do within limited time or
we'll miss the best time for my daughter's treatment," Li said. "All we do
is for the benefit of my daughter and for a good environment for her
Later Wong flew her daughter to the United States for plastic surgery.
The couple donated 1 million yuan ($125,000) to start the foundation in
collaboration with the Red Cross Society of China.
: concerned of charity（慈善的）
surgery : 整容手术