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Students ready to shine - Telegraph-Journal

Author: Communications

Posted on Aug 26, 2011

Category: In the Media

SAINT JOHN - On Sept. 7, University of New Brunswick Saint John students will pound the pavement for a good cause.

The students will scour the Saint John area, handing out stickers and looking for shoes to shine.

The aim of the shoe shining is to collect donations and raise awareness about cystic fibrosis.

It's the 43rd year the university has participated in the fundraiser, called Shinerama.

The goal of this year's event is to raise as much money as possible for research related to the genetic disease, while increasing the fundraiser's profile in the community, says Shinerama director Anthony Enman.

"Over the last couple of years, (Shinerama) seems to have died down a bit," he said.

"One of our main goals this year is to make sure we're inclusive to the city and that the city really feels like they want to take part in helping us raise as much money as we can for cystic fibrosis."

Enman, a third-year student, said it's important to make sure the student body and the city know about the event.

"Without the students, you don't have Shine Day. Without Saint John, we don't have the money to donate to cystic fibrosis.

"It really is a joint effort between the city and our students."

Read the full story at the Telegraph-Journal.