MONTREAL, Jan. 20, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The 15th Guignolée du Dr Julien ended this week with a total of $1,744,000 raised in support of the Fondation du Dr Julien's three centres of expertise (CSPC Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, CSPC Côte-des-Neiges and Garage à musique). This amount represents approximately 45% of the funds required to offer free quality care and professional services to children and their families living in vulnerable environments where our centres are located.
"I am extremely touched by the unwavering support of the community and the great generosity of all donors. It is a testament to the public's extraordinary support, but also vital to pursue our mission with children", said Dr. Gilles Julien, social pediatrician, founder and president of the Fondation du Dr Julien.
The entire team at Fondation du Dr Julien wishes to especially thank the 500 volunteers who helped out at the Guignolée, many of whom bravely faced the cold, as well as all its partners, co-founders Ève Christian (also ambassador) and Caroline Lafrance, ambassador Christian Bégin, the team of Samedi et rien d'autre, hosted by Joël Le Bigot and aired on ICI Radio-Canada Première, as well as 91.9 Sport FM's host Jean-Charles Lajoie and his team.
Other community social pediatrics centres certified by the Fondation du Dr Julien also held their own guignolées on December 16, raising a total of $696,673. Each centre will use these funds to offer direct care and professional services to children living in difficult circumstances in their community, in addition to the various services already offered in each region.
About the Fondation du Dr Julien The Fondation du Dr Julien's mission is to ensure that the largest number of vulnerable children have access to the medical care and specialized services of community social pediatrics so that they can develop to their full potential and with greater well-being, in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Fondation trains, accompanies and also certifies a network of community social pediatrics centres (CSPCs) throughout Quebec and elsewhere in Canada. Today, 27 CSPCs care for and provide life tools to almost 5,500 children and their families.
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For further information: Liette Guertin, Director, Communications and Partner Relations, Fondation du Dr Julien, Mobile: 514-707-2090, [email protected]