Another priority for the association is to secure the programs that were launched in order to cure the diseases and help patients. Hence, the organisation must manage the potential risk that the Telethon donations might decrease. That’s why AFM-Téléthon has financial reserves. The association also needs to diversify its sources of income.
Financial reserves: what for?
To ensure the durability of its multi-year research programmes and secure support for families, the French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM-Téléthon) build up financial reserves to fund its actions.
Resources in 2015
In 2015, the total resources of the French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM-Téléthon) reached up to €158.6 million, of which 59.2% (€93.9 million) came from the Téléthon