Organized since 1987 by the French Association against myopathies (AFM), the Telethon harvest, every first weekend of December, millions of euros in favour of research on genetic diseases neuromuscular and rare diseases. The AFM partners with France Télévisions for several hours of live highlighting dozens of charitable initiatives organised all over France, and saves your pledges to the 36 37. Each Telethon is sponsored by a person who accompanies and serves as its voice. And what a voice, the AFM has she chosen this year, since it is the powerful Canadian Werewolf…
the One that the public has discovered in the musical comedy Notre-Dame-de-Paris and as the viewers follow diligently when he settled in the swivel chair of the coaches of The Voice succeeds Marc Lavoine (2015), Patrick Bruel (in 2013) and himself, in 2014. In fact, this is the second time that Garou agrees to sponsor the Telethon. The AFM has just announce it and interested to entrust in the news release : “When you are a sponsor of the Telethon once, it is forever.” “Sponsor a day, sponsor always“, as confirmed by the release of France Tv. We also think about Sophie Davant, a faithful, who co-hosts the live since 1997, and will again team with nagui (French speacker) that accompanies it since 2004.
For this 30th edition of the Telethon, the AFM announces that the image of the “ambassadors of the Generation Telethon that will carry the message of researchers, volunteers, or even the entourage of the sick, Garou will be the hyphen between the sponsors of the Telethon, which will be many to come and witness their adventure to a new generation of artists engaged” for the occasion. Tal, Veronique Sanson, Julien Doré (with no a priori Pamela Anderson), Nolwenn Leroy, Marc Lavoine, Fréro Delavega, Patrick Bruel, Christophe Maé, Olivia Ruiz, Gad Elmaleh or even Kendji Girac are announced… Since his first experience as a sponsor in 2015, Garou has not ceased its efforts to support the cause. The following year, in addition to being present at the side of Sophie Davant, the Quebecer had “agreed to sponsor I-Motion, the all-new institute dedicated to clinical trials of innovative therapies for the children, created in particular by the AFM-Teleth on” and he had gone to visit last November.
This experience seems to have affected deeply the artist who says : “It is true that, when one has lived it, it is in the family forever, because that’s what it is. It is this chance that we have to give, to participate in this great event that gives from the heart.” In 2014, to collect donations, Garou had even offered a song, Boy, the recovery of a nursery rhyme which appears on his album It’s Magic released in December of the same year.
know everything about the operation, which will be held on 2 and 3 December, visit the official website of the Telethon, 2016.