During the Opération Enfant Soleil Telethon on June 2, Opto-Réseau donated $102,480, raised from the sale of Maison Enfant Soleil by Bonneville 2019 raffle tickets at our 83 clinics across Quebec.

The teams at our clinics have been working hard promoting the cause since March. To our delight, our customers’ outstanding generosity enabled us to exceed our initial goal of $100,000.

Through these donations, Opération Enfant Soleil will be able to supply hospitals with the specialized (and costly!) equipment needed to treat sick children and save lives. For example, the amount collected by Opto-Réseau could pay for 4 pediatric beds ($6,000 each), a ventilator for newborns ($18,000), a multi-function monitor ($17,000 to $26,000), an incubator ($25,000), and a gurney ($17,000).

We would like to SINCERELY THANK everyone who bought a ticket or made a donation at our clinics. Your support will make a real difference for a hospital near you.

An emotional day

On June 2, members from headquarters and the Opto-Réseau Acton Vale clinic spent the day at the Telethon in Quebec City. We had the opportunity to be backstage at one of the biggest telethons in Canada and were very touched by the Enfants Soleil and their families talking about their experiences. We already knew that Opération Enfant Soleil makes an enormous difference to sick children in Quebec, but we didn’t realize how much it touches the lives of hundreds of children across the province. 

You can still buy a ticket!

Although the Telethon is over, the Maison Enfant Soleil by Bonneville raffle will continue at our clinics until Wednesday, June 12. It’s now or never—buy a ticket for a chance to win the grand prize worth $500,000 or one of 33 secondary prizes, including eight $250 Opto-Réseau gift-cards. The draw will be held live on the Salut Bonjour show on July 18. Don’t have time to drop by a clinic? You can also buy a ticket online!

A huge thank you for getting involved!