Foundation of Stars, formerly known as the Foundation
for Research into Children’s Diseases, is recognized
as the most important source of non-governmental funding
for pediatric research in Quebec. Since its first Telethon
of Stars in 1977, the Foundation has raised more than
$62.5 million for research into children's diseases (as
of December 2010).
November 2007, the Foundation changed its familiar star
logo. Against a sky blue background, the Foundation of Stars'
new logo pictures three stars which shape a youngster's
face expressing hope and happiness. The stars symbolize
the emotional feelings of children and families who benefit
from pediatric research. The "stars" have long
been associated with the Foundation's biggest annual event,
the Telethon of Stars.
to the Foundation's President, Mr. Jean Tremblay, "The
stars are bright and filled with the promise of a better
future for the children, in a world where the promotion
of health, the prevention of diseases and the discovery
of new treatments will reduce the suffering of children
and the disarray of families of children affected by a disease,
a trauma, or a genetic or congenital handicap." (Press
conference report, November 2007)
The MADP participated in these telethons between the years
1998 and 2001 by painting large backdrops for the annual
- Teddy Bears Playing Musical Instruments
Teddy Bears mural was created by the following MADP members:
Carole Albert, Sandra Baertschi, Adèle Guilbault,
Olga Langevin, Denise Lefebvre, Sue Nardoza, and Jeanne-Marie
- City Skyline
City Skyline backdrop was used for two of the Foundation's
1999 fund-raising activities: the Telethon of Stars and
the Bal Des Enfants du Monde.
- Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland mural was created by the following MADP
members: Olga Langevin, Brigitta Paar, Cynthia Fournier,
Anne Rivet, Norma Akkelian, Gale Numme and Sandra Baertschi.
- Under A Starlight Sky
"Under A Starlight Sky" mural was created by the
MADP members pictured above: Cheryl Yank, Nadia Bishay,
Patricia Belmar, Olga Langevin, Cynthia Fournier, and Judy
mural was used for two of the Foundation's 2001 fund-raising
activities: the Telethon of Stars and the Bal des Enfants
du Monde held at Le Centre Sheraton.