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About Cystic Fibrsosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure.

Cystic fibrosis causes various effects on the body, but mainly affects the digestive system and lungs. The degree of cystic fibrosis involvement differs from person to person. However, the persistence and ongoing infection in the lungs, with destruction of lungs and loss of lung function, eventually causes death in the majority of people who have cystic fibrosis.

Typical complications caused by cystic fibrosis are difficulty in digesting fats and proteins; vitamin deficiencies due to loss of pancreatic enzymes; and progressive loss of lung function.

It is estimated that one in every 3,600 children born in Canada has cystic fibrosis. Almost 4,000 Canadian children, adolescents, and adults with cystic fibrosis attend specialized CF clinics.

About Shinerama

Shinerama is Canada’s largest post-secondary fundraiser in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Over 35,000 student volunteers from 50 Canadian universities and colleges across the country come together every year to make a difference in the lives of those battling cystic fibrosis (CF). Student volunteers all over Canada are shining shoes, flipping burgers, washing cars and doing whatever it takes to raise crucial funding to fight cystic fibrosis. This national event puts the “fun” in fundraising!

Since 1964, Shinerama has raised approximately $26 million dollars for life-saving CF research and care. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all past and present Shiners. The support from Shinerama schools and students over the past 52 years has been instrumental to advancing the battle against this devastating disease.

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Shine Day

Thanks to our partners, donors and our shiners, our grand total raised for Shine Day 2016 is: $4,473!

This years shine day is: Wednesday September 7, 2016

How can I get Involved?

As a student?

Like the Shinerama Facebook page to watch for more exciting events coming up in the fall! It’s also never to late to start your online fundraising campaign to help boost donations!

As a donor?

You can always donate online to our campaign using the button above or if you’d like to drop by the Shinerama office in the TJ Condon Student centre on campus, we’d be happy to meet, chat and accept your donation in person – just shoot us an email to let us know you’re coming 🙂

As a business?

You can donate as a business to the UNB Saint John Shinerama campaign by becoming a partner. Partnerships can either be in exchange for advertising and promotion or a tax receipt to your business. Please contact chair@shinesj.ca for more details.

Secondary Fundraisers

Shinerama is Canada’s largest post-secondary fundraiser in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Over 35,000 student volunteers from 50 Canadian universities and colleges across the country come together every year to make a difference in the lives of those battling cystic fibrosis (CF). Student volunteers all over Canada are shining shoes, flipping burgers, washing cars and doing whatever it takes to raise crucial funding to fight cystic fibrosis. This national event puts the “fun” in fundraising!

Featured Secondary Fundraiser

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Alumni

Do you have a favourite moment? Something that stood out when you were a shiner? We want to hear your stories and reconnect with our alumni who had a blast during your time participating in Shinerama. Fill out the form below, and we will not only add you to our mailing list so that you can keep updated with events that we host but we’ll also share your story with others, so that it might be an inspiration to get involved and/or make a donation.

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