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The actors

Facilitators, scientists, doctors, legal experts... Thanks to the Telethon, AFM-Téléthon employs over 500 professionals. Hence, the association moves faster and gets closer to treatments for the patients. The association also created research centers, offering experts in biotherapies adequate research infrastructures to address specific therapeutic challenges. Volunteers are also an active part of the organisation.

Illustration for article: More than 500 professionals provide their expertise

More than 500 professionals provide their expertise

The average workforce of the French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM-Téléthon) totals about 528 employees, of which almost 77 % are allocated to its missions: to cure diseases, help patients and provide information about research and rare diseases.
Illustration for article: The Biotherapies Institute for Rare Diseases

The Biotherapies Institute for Rare Diseases

AFM-Téléthon founded in 2011 the Biotherapies Institute for Rare Diseases, which includes the main research centers supported by the Association: the Institute of Myology, Généthon, I-Stem and Nantes’ Atlantic Gene Therapy. Over 600 experts work within this Institute.
Illustration for article: 3,478 volunteers helping the patients

3,478 volunteers helping the patients

To take action as close to patients as possible, the French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM-Téléthon) relies on a network of professionals and also on volunteers directly concerned by neuromuscular diseases.
Illustration for article: Telethon: 200,000 volunteers

Telethon: 200,000 volunteers

The French Telethon calls on some 200,000 volunteers, that organize about 20,000 local events, all around the country in order to raise funds.