MONTREAL, Dec. 16, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Quebecers strongly renewed their
support to the cause of vulnerable children yesterday by making the 10th Guignolée du Dr Julien one of the most successful ever. The Fondation
du Dr Julien's fundraising campaign has raised $550 000 so far,
compared to the results of last year's Guignolée which tallied $508,000
around the same time last year. To this tally, one can add donations
received in kind (books, toys, sport equipment, etc.), which will also
bring joy to families these Holidays.
"It is a huge satisfaction to know that people are always eager to help
kids in our communities, year after year. This popular support
motivates us to go on and proves how important our mission with
Québec's vulnerable children is. We must continue our efforts as there
are still huge needs", 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.
Community Social Pediatrics Movement Day
December 15th also marked Community Social Pediatrics Movement Day in Québec, an initiative supported by Dr Julien. Eleven community social pediatrics centers
located elsewhere in Montréal (South-Center, Montréal-North,
Saint-Laurent, and Verdun) and in the province (Berthierville,
Gatineau, Laval, Lévis, Québec, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and
Trois-Rivières), held their annual Guignolée on the same date. As those
other centers are self-financed, locally collected funds will be used
to support activities in their own communities and give less fortunate
kids an opportunity to thrive all year round.
Give until January 15th
The Guignolée du Dr Julien will continue until January 15th 2013.
Give online: www.guignoleedrjulien.org
Give by phone: 1-855-Dr-Julien
Give by regular mail: Fondation Dr Julien, 1601, rue Aylwin, Montréal
(QC), H1W 3B9
About the Guignolée du Dr Julien
The Guignolée du Dr Julien collects donations for the Fondation du Dr
Julien, a non-profit organization 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
For further information:
Pictures and Interview Requests
Émilie Russo, Communication Agent for the Fondation du Dr Julien and for Ève Christian, Spokesperson for the Guignolée du Dr Julien: 514-707-2090.