A quarter of a century after the first edition, the Sidaction 2019, charity event that was broadcast on television and radio this weekend, ended on a record of EUR 4.5 million in commitments, from last year, the organizers announced.
"In an economic context that is sometimes tense for the population and a decrease in donations to associations, the public is particularly involved in the celebration of Sidaction's 25th anniversary," said Florence Thune, Sidaction's Executive Director. a "popular success".
The number of donations per text message reached a recordshe said. "This edition was again marked by an exceptional donation from a major donor," the association said to fight AIDS, without specifying the amount.
In 2018, the Sidaction weekend had made 4.4 million pledges. Last year's edition was already marked with "an exceptional gift from an important donor". The number of carriers of the AIDS virus in France is estimated at around 173,000.