At the end of its 2017 edition and with a televised closing ceremony evening heavy with emotion, Télévie once more provoked an unparalleled surge of generosity, both in Belgium and in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Whilst last year Télévie broke the symbolic record of over 10 million Euros, this year, thanks to the initiatives and generosity of the Belgian and Luxembourg people, the sum of €11,027,650 was paid to the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)¹. Luxembourg alone contributed no less than €1,620,455 of this, which sets a new record.
Mission accomplished : over €11 million collected © Frédéric Guerdin
Luxembourg was involved with Télévie for the 16th time, whilst Belgium has already reached its 29th edition. Since its creation in 1989 Télévie has succeeded in raising €173,568,482 for the FNRS.
Grand Finale in the RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg studio © René Scho et Henri Schwirtz
The Scientific Commission of Télévie, chaired by Arsène Burny, will meet on Friday 19 May 2017 to determine the projects that will be supported thanks to this wonderful initiative.
New record amount raised in Luxembourg © Frederic Guerdin
Télévie is one of the best hopes for our future: helping researchers find cures for cancers means ensuring that future generations will have a better life.
Télévie is a charity event which has been organised in the French-speaking area of Belgium and in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg by RTL-TVI since 1989, for the benefit of the F.R.S. -FNRS. It enables funds to be raised for helping scientific research in the fight against cancer and leukaemia, both in children and adults. It finishes with a televised evening closing ceremony.
Each year the sum raised is paid to the F.R.S.-FNRS, who evaluate the scientific projects submitted to Télévie: the selected projects receive all of the money collected, with the costs associated with the evaluation being met from the F.R.S.-FNRS’s own budget.
Since 2002, RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has also participated alongside the Belgian channel, and also organises a grand closing ceremony simultaneously with that of RTL-TVI.