Every year we want to get bigger and better, and that is our challenge to the students of Brock University! We challenge ALL students to continue the efforts to make the annual Shinerama Campaign bigger both in terms of the number of volunteers that come out in support and money raised!
Celebrating 50 years of Shine!
Shinerama is Canada’s largest post-secondary fundraiser involving students at almost 60 university and college campuses across Canada. While Shinerama began in 1964 as a shoe-shining campaign during Orientation week, it has since grown to include a wide variety of shining and non-shining activities under the Shinerama banner. With a national Shinerama goal of $1.2 million this year, Brock University students play an integral part in helping reach this goal!
Why We Get Involved?
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal, inherited disease of young Canadians, mainly affecting the lungs and digestive system. In Canada, 1 in 25 carries the defective CF gene and one in 3,600 babies are born with CF. Over the last 50 years Shinerama has raised over $24 MILLION for CF Research and Treatment. With the contribution from Shinerama campaigns, the average life of someone with CF has risen from 3 to 49 years of age. These campaigns would not be successful without the hard work of volunteers across our nation! For 50 years, students have been planning the annual Shine Day in September so that individuals with CF can have a future not restricted by the disease.
The Brock University Shinerama Campaign is always welcoming new and returning volunteers to assist in fundraising during the summer months, on Shine Day, and throughout the school year. All volunteer hours for Shinerama events are tracked through Brock University’s Experience Plus Program which allows future employers to see your involvement during your time here at Brock University. Each year, IceBreakers have contributed hundreds helping hands! These dedicated volunteers help with the preparation and execution of Shine Day! Johanna Van Bilsen, the Coordinator of the IceBreakers, is currently recruiting volunteers to help with all of the events throughout of O-Week and you can apply through joining their Facebook group “BUSU’s IceBreakers: Welcoming Team”!
With this Shine Day poised to be the biggest and best Shine Day ever, how cool would it be to say you took part in the biggest BrockU Shinerama Campaign? Bring your outgoing Brock spirit and love to supporting this awesome cause on Saturday, September 6th!!
Want to get involved and make a difference by raising money for Cystic Fibrosis Canada?
Contact Mike Mackett, Shinerama Coordinator at: [email protected] or x4223
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