Teleton this year celebrates 15 years, carrying out his mission: "To respect and safeguard the dignity of the people, seeking to serve children with neuromusculoskeletal disabilities through integral rehabilitation, promoting their full development and integration into society."
Until 1997, handicapped children were not recognized in society, many of them were hiding in their homes for lack of information about disability, it was believed that the disease was incurable and sometimes came to think it was contagious. By 2010 people with disabilities were 5 million 739 thousand 270, which represents 5.1 of the total population of our country.
In 1996, Fernando Landeros, President of Foundation Teleton and Federica Soriano, General Director of Fundraising, decided to travel to Chile where "Don Francisco" had spent many years doing Teletones in his country. The object was to replicate the model Teleton in Mexico that will support education, however, when they witnessed what was done in Chile for handicapped children, simply changed course and decided to make the first Teleton to support handicapped children in Mexico in 1997.
With the support of Emilio Azcarraga Jean and some media who joined the cause, took place the first Teleton, raising the amount of $ 138,496,840.00 opening up their first 2 Teleton Child Rehabilitation Centers in the State of Mexico and Guadalajara.
As expected, the opinion of some people, media and even political parties that did not agree to the collection through a nationwide Teleton broadcast by Televisa and other media began a campaign against , asserting without any foundation, that Teleton stating that belongs to Televisa, who uses it to avoid taxes through the deduction of contributions made by Mexicans. Here may be the explanation, Teleton Foundation does not belong to Televisa, is an independent foundation formed by a