Lana, atteinte d'amyotrophie spinale, son frère, sa mère


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Pr Judith Melki, présidente du conseil scientifique de l'afm-téléthon

A new president for the Scientific Advisory Board

On April 12, Prof. Judith Melki succeeded Odile Boespflug-Tanguy as president of the AFM-Telethon’s Scientific Advisory Board. Professor Emeritus of medical genetics, Judith Melki is at the origin of the discovery of the SMN gene, responsible for spinal muscular atrophy.

Jules and his parents walking for the Telethon

90,839,067 euros for the Telethon 2022: we have not given up. Thank you!

Thank you to everyone: donors, volunteers mobilized throughout France and abroad, families, partners, personalities! Thanks to your mobilization on December 2 and 3, the Telethon 2022 raised 90,839,067 euros! This tremendous result - the best since 2016 - shows how much the French people support the families’ fight against rare diseases.

Haut du corps : le muscle

Muscles, a major public health issue

Because muscles are a major public health issue, AFM-Telethon and the Institute of Myology, an international center of expertise on muscles and their diseases, are carrying out a project for a Myology Foundation. In addition, to raise awareness on myology among the public, they are launching two events dedicated to this public health issue in June 2023: the Muscle Conferences and Muscle Week. 

Our fight to cure

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60 years of fight against diseases

The French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM-Téléthon) is composed of patients and their families who are affected by genetic, rare and progressive diseases. Discover 60 years of fight.

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