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Opération Enfant Soleil: the generosity of Magdalen Islanders is always present

Source : Opération Enfant Soleil

Îles de la Madeleine

Both at the provincial and local levels, the 35th Opération Enfant Soleil telethon is breaking its donation collection records.

As of Sunday evening, more than $150,000 had already been raised in the Islands, while in Quebec, the total amount raised was more than $20.6 million.

It should be noted that some fundraising activities continue over time, so this number could be revised upwards.

The local coordinator of the event, Hélène Decoste, cannot contain her enthusiasm in front of such a wave of generosity.

Once again this year, the Islands organization held its own telethon on Sunday afternoon, broadcast in a virtual format.

Testimonials and musical performances punctuated the entertainment.

Mrs. Decoste points out that each edition of the telethon is a sort of « re-launch » of the following year’s cycle.

Remember that the donations accumulated at the national level are divided and distributed to the hospitals to finance the purchase of equipment.

A little less than $30,000 was donated to the CISSS des Iles in 2021.

Jackson Dickson, a 2 year old Magdalen Islander with congenital chylothorax, was the 2022 Enfant Soleil

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