Shinerama: Students fighting Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited (genetic) disease that affects primarily breathing and digestion and other functions of the body. The effects of CF are most devastating in the lungs. CF may also cause extreme difficulty in digesting and absorbing adequate nutrients from food.

Some people think that Cystic Fibrosis just makes it hard for kids to breathe. They may think CF is controllable with drugs, or that kids outgrow it. The truth is, CF kills more Canadian children and young adults than any other inherited disease. It destroys their lungs and chokes away their lives. But today, Canadian researchers are leading the world in the fight against CF. Finally, there’s a real chance that this tragic disease can be driven from the lives of Canadian families. Every dollar you give brings the dream a little closer, and makes the hope a little stronger. That’s why there’s never been a more important time to give. And why, more that ever, the answer to CF is you.

This year, the University of Calgary Students’ Union has joined the fight by participating in the largest post secondary education fundraiser in Canada, known as Shinerama. Over 60 universities nationwide have taken the challenge against CF, making a national goal of $600,000! On Sept. 28, we are one of the few universities remaining to complete their Shinerama festivities. So far the national total is over $540,000. What we need is for you to join in, volunteer, donate and help raise funds for this deserving cause.

But what is Shinerama really all about? Well, way back when, the fundraising activities was shining shoes for money. Through the decades the program has expanded to include a variety of secondary fundraisers. Things such as shining jumbo jets, cleaning windows, car washes, wing nights and more. So what does U of C have planned on Friday Sept. 28? We are going to kick off our Shinerama day in MacEwan Student Centre at 10:00 a.m. There will be music, prizes and brief motivating speeches. U of C students will unite in activities such as, attempting to reach a mile long of loonies, car washes, and watching movies all night long at the sleeping bag drive-in.

Money raised in the past 40 years has made a considerable difference to persons with CF. The median age of survival has risen from the age of four to over 30 years old. The University of Calgary Students’ Union encourages any support you can give. Our goal this year is $15,000 and we believe we can surpass what is expected of us.

Show your support, U of C–give the breath of life.

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