What is Shinerama?
Shinerama is Canada’s largest post-secondary fundraiser involving over 35,000 student volunteers coming from 60 universities and colleges across the country. Students come together to shine cars, shoes, windows, and anything else they can think of to raise critical funding for Cystic Fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis is a fatal genetic disease (affecting mainly the lungs and digestive system) that affects both children and young adults. Every year, about one in every 2,500 children born in Canada has CF. Thanks to the advances in research and clinical care, more and more children with CF are surviving into adulthood. In 1960, children born with CF rarely lived four years. Today, in Canada, those with Cystic Fibrosis live well into their thirties and beyond. Nipissing University has been participating in Shinerama since 1970, and has collectively raised (with Canadore College) over $325,000.
Check out http://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/ for more information about how you can help raise money and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis research!
Nipissing University students and the North Bay community will be contributing to these efforts through the following events:
Who?: An estimated 500 first year students
What?: A fundraising campaign to raise awareness about Cystic Fibrosis and to fund Cystic Fibrosis Canada
When?: Saturday, September 3rd
Where?: Students are located at various places around the city of North Bay, Callander, Powassan and Sturgeon Falls
How Can I Get Involved?: Contact VP Services at [email protected] for more details
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