MSU Shinerama gears up for summer efforts
June 18, 2018 at 12:35 pm
Having emerged in 1964, Shinerama is Canada’s largest and longest running post-secondary fundraiser. Originating at Wilfred Laurier University, the event is run in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, who fund research into developing a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF) and car for those with this disease. CF is the most common fatal genetic disease amongst Canadian children and youth, affecting an estimated 1 in 3600 children throughout the country. For this reason, Shinerama has become a national campaign, and raised approximately $27 million over the last 54 years.
MSU Shinerama has several fundraisers planed throughout the summer months. Fast approaching, on June 21 is the 22nd annual McMasters: MSU Charity Golf Classic that will be played in support of the McMaster Shinerama campaign and the MSU Child Care Centre. Shinerama volunteers will help assist with the tournament, followed by a dinner and silent auction.
In addition, MSU Shinerama will be hosting a number of bottle drives and Dog-Walk Wednesdays throughout July. In August expect to see Shinerama representatives from each McMaster faculty out on the streets of Hamilton educating students and community members about Cystic Fibrosis.
To keep up to date with Shinerama fundraising efforts, visit msumcmaster.ca/Shinerama or like MSU Shinerama on Facebook and follow MSU Shinerama on Twitter. To donate to Shinerama, visit www.shinerama.ca.
For more information, please contact:
(905) 525-9140 ext.26575