Malaysian swimming champion and five time FINA World Masters gold medalist Cindy Ong will be launching an NFT project for Ukraine.
Cindy’s NFTs will launch on Opensea on 20th March 2022 and feature 999 rare, very private and never-before released collectible images of her as NFTs.
Cindy said, “I have been planning a personal NFT project for some time. When the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, it shook me to the core. In this day and age, things like this should never be happening. I was horrified and saddened beyond words to read about all the Ukrainians who are getting maimed, killed and suffering daily from this terrible war. And hearing about the nearly one million Ukrainians that have been forced to flee their own country is heartbreaking.
I began thinking how I could help. That is why I decided to leverage on my upcoming NFT project to bring as much attention to this humanitarian tragedy that had befallen the Ukrainian people and to raise funds for them.
I believe NFTs are the best way for ordinary folks like ourselves to help Ukraine because sending cryptocurrency does not require middlemen or banks. Ukraine has set up an ERC-20 wallet to receive such funds and I have decided to help.
My NFTs, entitled ‘Cindy Ong Swimmer – My Private Collection’ will be a very rare and private collection of never-before released images. They were photographed over the years for personal keeps. Five special NFTs will be auctioned which each comes with a framed swimsuit worn by Cindy during her gold medal-winning feat.
I will now release most of these rare collectibles into the public domain as NFTs in support of Ukraine and also in support of all the causes I hold near and dear to my heart, namely #OwnYourBody, #WomenEmpowerment, #Strong and #ControlYourDestiny.
I wish to take this opportunity to urge fellow Malaysians and friends from around the world to do something, however small, for the people of Ukraine.