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US News The Telethon, confined because of the Covid-19, is reinventing itself for its 34th edition

15:20  04 december  2020
15:20  04 december  2020 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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Due to the pandemic, the Telethon is deprived of many volunteer activities which symbolize it. He relies on viewers and Internet users to raise his counter this weekend.

  Le Téléthon, confiné à cause du Covid-19, se réinvente pour sa 34e édition © Provided by Franceinfo

The 34th edition of the Telethon is held from Friday December 4 until late at night from Saturday to Sunday. It will be deployed on France Télévisions channels and on the internet. During this marathon, many artists and guests will gather around Matt Pokora (sponsor of the event this year), Sophie Davant, Nagui and hosts and journalists from France Télévisions.

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The president of the AFM-Telethon organization, Laurence Tiennot-Herment, hopes that fundraising in the field will refer to pledges by telephone (3637), by internet ( telethon.fr ) or via the "challenges digital "organized online.

In addition, the AFM-Telethon and Solidarity Stars (the organizers of the raffle in support of caregivers who had raised nearly 2 million euros during the first confinement) joined forces to launch "the big Telethon raffle" , a first. The operation is an opportunity for the general public to acquire a unique experience, an exceptional object or a work of art of great value (up to € 62,000), while helping a great cause, that of children. disabled.

To be won: a collector's photograph of JR, a sculpture by Richard Orlinski, a role as an extra in Frédéric Beigbeder's next film, a private visit of the Château de Chambord by Stéphane Bern or a chess master class with the champion of France.

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The Genethon celebrates its 30th anniversary

At a time when the Covid-19 pandemic is on everyone's mind, the fight against rare diseases must not be neglected. The research initiated and supported by the AFM-Telethon is now turning into drugs, and upsetting the fate of families affected by rare diseases until then considered incurable.

Despite this particular context, the Telethon is celebrating an important anniversary this year: the 30 years of Généthon, the cutting-edge laboratory that this charitable marathon has made it possible to finance.

Inaugurated on December 8, 1990, it is at the origin of several advances in gene therapy, which consists of introducing genetic material into cells to treat a disease.

He published the first maps of the human genome in the 1990s. Last year, the first drug resulting from research carried out at Genethon obtained marketing authorization in the United States, before Japan and Europe this year. This treatment, Zolgensma (Novartis laboratory), can treat spinal muscular atrophy, a neuromuscular disease that condemned babies to early death.

Out of eleven drug-genes approved worldwide today, "four come directly from our research or our funding" and five are indirectly linked to it, according to the AFM-Telethon.

"We were told that it was impossible to cure our illnesses and many were skeptical about gene therapy", remembers Laurence Tiennot-Herment. "Against all odds, we invested heavily in a path whose results we see today with emotion, because it is children who are saved and parents who cry for joy."

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