On 5 and 6 December, Helsana was involved in "Telethon Aktion Schweiz" for people suffering from rare hereditary diseases. During the donation campaign, which lasted for around thirty hours, forty Helsana staff helped by answering almost 600 calls from donors.
Helsana has been the main sponsor of the Telethon campaign since 2011. In addition to a financial donation, Helsana provides infrastructure and manpower for the two-day solidarity campaign, which is covered by the respective local TV channels in French-speaking Switzerland and Ticino. This time, Helsana staff at the Lausanne service centre answered 591 calls from donors.
On average, each caller donated around CHF 140. Thus, CHF 82,130 were raised on the hotline alone: a good CHF 7,000 more than in 2013. In total, the campaign generated CHF 2,257,134. The donations go to affected families, as well as being used for medical research into hereditary diseases. The annual report on the Telethon website shows which specific projects were funded in the last year. Also in 2015, Helsana will remain loyal to Telethon.
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