Telethon donations reach 65 million euros

The 35th edition of the Telethon, launched on Friday December 3, runs throughout the weekend. Shortly before midnight on Saturday, December 5, according to the event’s organizers, donations reached more than 65 million euros. After a 2020 edition entirely online, Covid obliges, the Telethon 2021 has returned to face-to-face events, by organizing various events in more than 10,000 municipalities in France.

Donations can be made by phone at 3637 or on telethon.fr. Last year, despite the cancellation of the events that symbolize the charity marathon, the Telethon raised more than 77 million euros, significantly less than in 2019, but more than hoped for at the time.

Beyond rare diseases, which affect 3 million people in France, the innovations born in the laboratories supported by the Telethon also inspire therapeutic solutions for very widespread diseases, such as neurodegenerative diseases or cancer.

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