Shinerama strikes back at cystic fibrosis
University of Manitoba students were busy shining shoes for a great cause on Friday, September 16.
The occasion was Shine Day, part of the annual, national Shinerama campaign to raise money for cystic fibrosis research and treatment.
From 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., students in the campaign’s distinctive orange t-shirts offered shoe-shining services throughout Winnipeg and the U of M’s Fort Garry campus.
“We’ve been working hard, spending hours on end to beat our fundraising goal of $40,000,” says U of M campaign co-chair Aly Bowles.
So far they’ve already raised nearly $25,000.
“Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults,” says co-chair Brayden Dueck.
“There is no cure, which is why we’re working so hard to raise awareness and money to fight this debilitating disease.”
Now in its fifty-second consecutive year, Shinerama is Canada’s largest post-secondary, student-run fundraising campaign. All funds go to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. 2017 marks the thirty-first year the University of Manitoba has taken part.
The U of M’s Shinerama committee is led by students from the I.H Asper School of Business and the Commerce Students’ Association.
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For more information, please contact the U of M Campaign Co-Chairs: Aly Bowles 204-250-6071 (bowles [dot] aly [at] gmail [dot] com) and Brayden Dueck 204-894-9095 (brayden [dot] dueck [at] gmail [dot] com)