The president and the secretary general of Optic 2000, Didier Papaz and Yves Guénin, were shown on television on Dec. 7 presenting a check for €1,070,000 to AFM-Téléthon, the very active French institute for the advancement of research into the prevention and cure of neuromuscular diseases. Stores affiliated with the group have collected additional donations in a still unspecified amount.