The UPEI Student Union Shinerama campaign is in full force, so far having raised $29,100 for cystic fibrosis (CF) research during New Student Orientation week activities. Activities are also planned for the coming months in hopes of matching or beating their fundraising goal of $30,000.
Mark Scott, UPEI Shinerama coordinator, said Shine Day went extremely well, with even the weather cooperating—this year was said to be the first nice Shine Day in four years. “There were enthusiastic and spirited first-year students as well as leaders,” said Scott. “Overall, the day was amazing, and I would like to thank everyone involved including our first-years, leaders, and sponsors.”
Shinerama is Canada’s largest post-secondary fundraiser with over 60 university and college campuses taking part each year. UPEI joined more than 35,000 students across the country to raise awareness and funds for CF treatment and research. UPEI has been taking part in the national fundraiser since 1977 and is known for its successful Shinerama campaigns. In 2007, the University was awarded ‘best overall campaign’ in Canada.
Stay tuned for UPEI Shinerama events taking place on campus. To find out how you can donate, contact Mark Scott, UPEI Shinerama Coordinator at (902) 626-8955 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit here!