MONTREAL, Jan. 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The 10th Guignolée du Dr Julien
ended on a high note with more than 1 050 000 $ raised, making the 2012
edition the most successful ever. Donations in kind (books, toys, sport
equipment, etc.), which must be added to this total, brought joy to
more than a 1 000 families these Holidays. The Fondation du Dr Julien
is very pleased with these record-breaking results, especially
considering that they will help vulnerable children and families
benefit from services tailored to their specific needs, thanks to the
generous public support.
"Our community social pediatrics teams are working very hard to build a
practice to help impoverished children and families excluded from
mainstream society and make them experience small wins. I know that
this renewed popular support will give hope to our teams and as well as
to our families and kids for the coming year. This unprecedented
success is a great show of trust and we are very grateful. I now wish
that more and more people mobilize to improve the well-being of
children in our communities. It is the only way that we will be able to
assist the 30 % of vulnerable children in Quebec", declares Dr. Gilles
Julien, founder and president of the Fondation du Dr Julien.
The Fondation du Dr Julien wishes to thank the 500 volunteers who have
participated in the 10th Guignolée du Dr Julien, as well as its partners, both event
spokespersons, Ève Christian and Christian Bégin, and finally the whole
"Samedi et Rien d'Autre" team, a radio show hosted by Joël Le Bigot and
broadcasted live from the Guignolée on Radio-Canada's Première chaîne.
The Guignolée du Dr Julien raised 974 000 $ in 2011.
About the Guignolée du Dr Julien
The Guignolée du Dr Julien collects donations for the Fondation du Dr
Julien, a non-profit helping more than 2000 kids and their families
through its two community social pediatrics centers, the Assistance
d'enfants en difficulté (AED) in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and the Centre
de services préventifs à l'enfance (CSPE) in Côte-des-Neiges. Services
provided include medical, psychosocial, psycho-educational or
educational intervention, as well as stimulation workshop for kids,
support group meetings for parents, art therapy, ergotherapy, music
therapy, and various other sport and cultural activities (summer camps,
music courses, theatre, shows, etc.).
SOURCE: Fondation du Dr Julien
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