Shinerama is a campaign that is held each year at Queen’s and 60 other post-secondary institutions across Canada, where students reach out to their campus and communities to help raise funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis. It is estimated that one in every 3600 children is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, making it the most common fatal genetic disease affecting young Canadians. During our Orientation Week, Shinerama fundraisers are incorporated throughout many events, eventually leading up to the big finale on the last day. Shine Day, as it is now officially called, is an amazing opportunity for students to give back to their community and raise funds for a great cause! This day combines the best of fun and that feel-good experience of doing something that benefits not only the local population, but the country as a whole. So get ready to work hard, have fun and SHINE for cystic fibrosis!
There are so many amazing things to look forward to during your time here and we can’t wait for you to arrive! For more information about Cystic Fibrosis Canada and the City of Kingson, check out their websites at www.cysticfibrosis.ca and www.cityofkingston.ca. If you have any additional questions regarding C.A.R.E. or Shinerama, feel free to contact the C.A.R.E. Chair, Tessa Burnside, at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Click here to visit the Shinerama website to learn more about the cause and the Shinerama fundraiser events throughout ASUS Orientation Week 20112!