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Congratulations to Trent University's Student 'Shine Patrol'

The more than 500 students who spent Saturday, September 11 as part of the Trent University Shine Patrol are to be congratulated for the energy and enthusiasm they showed in support of the fight against Cystic Fibrosis, says Trent's Senior Director of Student Affairs Meri Kim Oliver.

The weekend's Shinerama event saw students washing cars, painting faces, shining shoes and canvassing at city events in exchange for donations to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF), says Shinerama Director Jennifer Dale, adding it is the students' goal to raise $20,000 by the end of October.

The campaign total currently stands at more than $19,000.

"The students put forth an incredible effort and not only raised funds, but also awareness of this disease. They are to be congratulated and celebrated for their response to this national fundraiser," says Ms. Oliver.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a fatal inherited disease, affecting mainly the lungs and the digestive system. In the lungs, where the effects of the disease are most devastating, CF causes thick sticky mucus to clog the small bronchial tubes, making it difficult to breathe.

In 2003, more than 35,000 university and college students on 57 campuses across Canada participated in 'Shine Day,' in addition to organizing numerous other Shinerama fundraisers. The students' tremendous efforts paid off, and Shinerama 2003 broke all previous records raising more than $951,000 for the CCFF.

Posted September 13, 2004


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