News at the University of New Brunswick

Shinerama raises 10 000

Author: Communications

Posted on Sep 14, 2010

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media

Students from the University of New Brunswick lined the streets Saturday for what has become an annual tradition in Fredericton.

Students raised money for Shinerama, a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis, and checked off the final activity of UNB's orientation week.

The event was delayed by one week this year due to hurricane Earl.

Shinerama director Lauren Vail said the efforts of students Saturday raised $10,000 for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The foundation bills Shinerama as the country's largest post-secondary school fundraiser.

"It was very successful. We averaged $75 per volunteer," Vail said.

First-year students from UNB's residences, as well as their proctors, went door-to-door, held car washes all over the city and played music downtown to raise money.

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