Shinerama is the largest philanthropic campaign among Canadian college and university students. The campaign is a nation-wide fundraiser lead by the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to raise money for the most common, fatal genetic disease affecting young Canadians. Cystic fibrosis affects many bodily organs including the lungs and digestive system causing a myriad of potentially lethal medical complications. The most characteristic complication of the disease is the build up of thick, sticky mucus in the lungs.
The University of Ottawa‘s highly motivated students achieve their fundraising goals through various fundraising activities including sucker runs, dunk tanks and federated body events. On the annual Shine Day, incoming and veteran students will walk the streets of Ottawa selling stickers and candy. Since 1964, the University of Ottawa has raised over 1.2 million toward the fight to find a cure.
This September, more than 35,000 students on nearly 60 university and college campuses will participate in Shinerama in various communities across the nation. These combined efforts of volunteers will bring us one step closer to reaching the ultimate goal – a cure for cystic fibrosis. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or like our page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.