My adventure at MDC!
At first, I just wanted to do a little fundraising to help my idol, Michel Louvain, reach the fundraising goal of the Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy, but then I met some youth affected with the disease: Patrick, Mylène, Nancy, and Éric. It was then that I decided to pour all my energy into fundraising. I had only one goal in mind,“Raise more funds so I can help give these young people a better future!”
Sometimes it’s been at the expense of my health, but volunteering for Muscular Dystrophy Canada has made me rich! Not financially, but I became a millionaire in terms of the love I get
from this warm and rich group of friends that I still see from time to time. I think about Normay, Lise Lebel, Hélène, Manon and Michel Louvain, with whom I’ve developed a close friendship!
Thank you Muscular Dystrophy Canada!!! Yes, I did volunteer valuable time, but I also made countless memories that I’ll cherish forever…
Please volunteer! It feels really good!!!
Together, where there’s a will, there’s a way! I’ll always believe it!
- Chantal Germain
Chantal Germain became involved with the Jerry Lewis Labour Day Telethon in Montréal, Québec in 1984. She had already begun fundraising for Muscular Dystrophy Canada a year before. In 1993 Chantal raised $100,000 – a record at the time. By the time the last Montréal Telethon aired in 1996, Chantal had contributed over $500,000 total to the fundraising efforts.