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18 Jun 2012

94 091 902 euros: increase of donations thanks to an exceptional mobilization

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Telethon’s donations for 2011 have reached over 94 million euro. It is a 4% increase compared to 2010’s donations. This is the result of an exceptional mobilization.

 

“Families, volunteers, researchers, doctors, sponsors and everyone who took part into this human adventure, you offered us the most festive, solidary and innovative Telethon ever”, declared Laurence Tiennot-Herment, AFM’s president.
 
“This result confirms our desire to go further, faster for patients.” France Televisions had also deployed very important resources for this event, mobilizing six channels, in order to perform for 30 hours continuously.
 
Thanks to the renewed commitment of more than one million donors and volunteers, a new era is now open: the development of treatments. The upcoming years will be one of accumulation of concept proofs, treatments and even cure for an increasing number of diseases. “We are writing, thanks to our donor, one of the most beautiful pages of the History of contemporary medicine, Laurence Tiennot-Herment says. Citizens’ mobilization is, more than ever, the basis of our fight.”