A student during Carleton Shinerama in full frosh regalia holds a sign that reads Honk for Shinerama

Carleton Shinerama Raises More than $40,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Research

The charitable spirit is strong at Carleton University. As part of the recent Orientation week, the Carleton Shinerama team was able to raise more than $15,000 for cystic fibrosis research, bringing the overall collection to $40,000 from fundraising activities that started last March and will go to the end of September.

The annual Shine Day on Friday, Sept. 9 included a 200-person fundraising team that fanned out to locations across Ottawa, from Westboro to downtown Ottawa and South Keys, raising money for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting children and youth. Impacting mainly the digestive system and lungs, it is fatal in most cases and there’s no cure.

Carleton Shinerama One Campaign Among Many in Canada

Every year, universities across Canada hold fundraising campaigns to raise money to support clinical care and critical research into the disease.

The top fundraising team for Orientation week raised $3,394 and was rewarded with the chance to meet the Canadian band “Walk Off the Earth.” The musical group was on-hand to headline the annual frosh week concert.

Fundraising activities weren’t limited to Orientation. Volunteers, led by Shinerama Co-ordinator Lauren Murray, organized a variety of events throughout the summer, including a trivia night, dodgeball tournament, bottle drive and mini-putt tournament hosted by the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA).

Carleton Student Fundraising: More to Come

On Friday, Sept. 23, Shinerama volunteers will be fundraising at the Ottawa Redblacks football game and, with President Roseann O’Reilly Runte, will present a cheque to Cystic Fibrosis Canada at half-time.

Tickets for the game can be purchased for $17 at the Student Experience Office in 430 Tory Building.

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