Shoes make a difference

According to Cinderella, a pair of shoes can make all the difference in the world.

UNB students found a way to use two-inch stilettos to help make a difference to those fighting cystic fibrosis.

Laurett Nwaonumah and Jeffery Cummings were the top winners of this year's Stiletto Stampede. Submitted photo.

UNB’s Student Representative Council (SRC) kicked off its annual Shinerama fundraising efforts last week with the popular Stiletto Stampede on the Market Square Boardwalk in Saint John as part of the Canada Day countdown activities.

Sprint for a cause

This lighthearted event saw competitors sprinting down the boardwalk in stiletto
heels all for a great cause – to raise awareness and funds for cystic fibrosis.

“The Stampede is a different kind of event. It’s unique and quite humorous and a great way to kick off Shinerama,” says Brad Trecartin, SRC president.

Shinerama has been a UNB Saint John student tradition for 44 years, raising funds for cystic fibrosis, one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children and young adults. 

Having fun was number one rule

All heels had to be a minimum of two-inches and couldn’t be a wedge heel.  But the shoes could be taped onto someone’s foot,” explains Trecartin. “But the biggest rule was to have fun.

Four heats were held throughout the day to raise money, and participants paid $25 to
participate in the event.  Stampede winners were both UNB students – Laurett Nwaonumah (top female) and Jeffery Cummings (top male)

More activities for the fall

More Shinerama activities/fundraisers are planned for the fall with Shineday, the main fundraiser, taking place on September 5, when first-year students will shine shoes in the Uptown area.

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