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Date posted: September 16, 2002

Trent University Students Raise Over $15,000
in the Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis

On Saturday, September 7th, close to six hundred Trent University students shined shoes, washed cars and cleaned windows to fight Cystic Fibrosis in the annual Trent Shinerama campaign.

Cystic Fibrosis is a fatal, inherited disorder that affects mainly the lungs and digestive system. About one in every 25 Canadians carries the gene and when a child is born to parents who both carry the gene, there is a 25 per cent chance Cystic Fibrosis will develop. Cystic Fibrosis kills more young Canadians than any other inherited disease.

This year Trent students raised over $15,000 with their efforts on Saturday. "I am extremely happy with our results," says Trent Shinerama 2002 Campaign Director Dwayne Collins. "Even though we didn't hit our campaign goal of $20,000 on Saturday, this is still a huge success. We've had some late donations coming in and we've nearly reached $16,000. In addition, we've got some smaller fundraisers planned for the fall so I still hope to hit our goal before the year is out."

For more information contact Dwayne Collins by telephone at (705) 748-1000 or by e-mail at shinerama@trentu.ca.

Photo: Trent Shinerama Campaign Director Dwayne Collins and Royal Bank employee Mary Murphy deposit funds raised from Saturday's Shinerama Campaign on Monday, September 9th.

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