13th Guignolée du Dr Julien: A Record-Breaking $1.6 Million Raised for Fondation du Dr Julien

MONTRÉAL, Jan. 16, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The 13th Guignolée du Dr Julien was a resounding success, raising $1,643,000 in support of the three centres run by Fondation du Dr Julien (CPSC Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, CPSC Côte-des-Neiges and Garage à musique). These funds will enable the Fondation to continue offering quality professional services to vulnerable children and their families.

This was even more than the $1,455,000 raised by the Guignolée du Dr Julien in 2014.

"I was overjoyed to see that 80% of the funds raised by Fondation du Dr Julien through its guignolée came from individuals, proving once again that our mission has broad support from the population. This support is essential to achieving our goal of providing services to the 20,000 vulnerable children in Quebec by 2021," declared Dr. Gilles Julien, founder and president of Fondation du Dr Julien.

The success of the Guignolée du Dr Julien is due in large part to the dedication and hard work of volunteers. The Fondation would like to thank all of these individuals and its many community partners, in particular those who took part in its media campaign: Joël Le Bigot and the whole team at Samedi et Rien d'Autre, which broadcast live from the Guignolée on ICI Radio-Canada Première; the Guignolée's spokespersons, Ève Christian and Christian Bégin; and Jean-Charles Lajoie and his team at 91.9 Sport FM. The Fondation would also like to thank Groupe Jean Coutu for their donation of $50,000 to the Guignolée's Wheel of Fortune on Facebook, and TELUS for its contribution of $10,000 through the text‑to‑donate campaign.

Other community social pediatrics centres certified by the Fondation du Dr Julien also held their own guignolées on December 12th. In total, these guignolées raised $525,000. Each centre will use the funds it raised to provide professional services to vulnerable children in their community.

About Fondation du Dr Julien

Fondation du Dr Julien is a social enterprise whose mission is to ensure that every child living in vulnerable circumstances develops to his or her full potential in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It oversees a network of 11 certified community social pediatrics centres (CPSCs), and is also accompanying 8 other CPSCs that are in the process of becoming certified. Together these centres currently care for, support and provide life tools to some 4,000 vulnerable children and their families across Quebec. They offer a range of medical, specialized, psychosocial and legal services, while adopting an approach focused on overall health and well-being, proximity to services and complementary action with community partners. www.fondationdrjulien.org


SOURCE Fondation du Dr Julien

For further information: Requests for interviews and photos: Émilie Russo, Communications and Public Relations Director, Fondation du Dr Julien, 514-527-3777, extension 253, Cell: 514-707-2090, erusso@pediatriesociale.org


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