Because little miracles don't happen on their own - The 27th Opération Enfant Soleil Telethon $18,308,596 to help sick children get better

QUÉBEC CITY, June 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - To the great delight of sick children and their families, the 27th Opération Enfant Soleil Telethon concluded with a total amount of $18,308,596.

The event, which was rich in emotion and the scene of numerous memorable moments, was broadcast live on TVA for 25 hours. The public, deeply touched by testimony from the kids and expressions of love and hope, responded generously. The event was also an opportunity for Opération Enfant Soleil to offer new and exclusive content on Facebook and Twitter.

An exceptional contribution
Held at the ExpoCité Pavillon de la jeunesse in Québec, the event was a major success thanks to the united efforts of more than 2,000 volunteers, artists, stage technicians and partners, as well as the 1,500 additional call centre volunteers in 60 locations across the province.

On behalf of sick children across Quebec, Opération Enfant Soleil thanks all of its generous partners, including Costco, Walmart, RE/MAX, Familiprix, Sears, Énergie Cardio, TD, TELUS,  BMR, the staff at Aluminerie Alouette, Vidéotron Le SuperClub et Desjardins.

Enfant Soleil Jeunes Espoirs Competition
Hosted by Marc-André Fortin, the Enfant Soleil Jeunes Espoirs Competition allowed young, talented singers to give a public performance. Valérie Portelance, Audrey Beauregard and Joanne Boudreau won top honours in their respective categories.

About Opération Enfant Soleil
Opération Enfant Soleil is a non-profit organization that raises funds to develop high-quality paediatrics for all sick children in Quebec.

Thanks to donations raised, hundreds of projects are carried out each year in major paediatric centres, which are equipped with cutting-edge technology and welcoming environments, and in regional hospitals, where children can be treated near their families.

Thanks to the generosity of thousands of Quebecers, the support of volunteers and the dedication of our partners, over $165 million has been distributed throughout the province. For more information, visit


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SOURCE: Opération Enfant Soleil

For further information: Jean-Christophe Nicolas, Advisor, Communications and Public Relations, Opération Enfant Soleil, 581-996-7524

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