This year, more than ever, we need people to donate online. Any contribution is a huge help getting us to our goal of raising as much money as possible for those living with Cystic Fibrosis. Donate here or create your own team to raise money!
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.
What is 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.
How Can you Help?
It’s important to note that movies like “Five Feet Apart” does not depict everyone’s journey with Cystic Fibrosis and not every case is the same. Going to Shinerama.ca and CysticFibrosis.ca will help you understand the disease more. It is important to note that listening to people living with CF and their families is a great way to educate yourself further. Find out if there’s a family in your area living with Cystic Fibrosis that needs your support! By educating yourself you can also be helping others.