Canadore College students will still be raising money for Cystic Fibrosis Canada (CF Canada) despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Canadore Student Students’ Council’s (CSC) annual Shinerama event normally has students set up car washes around the city with donations going towards CF research.
Madison Irvine, President of the CSC, says that it’s important to still raise money and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis during the pandemic.
“Despite the unforeseen times COVID-19 has brought upon our community, we believe it is still exceedingly important to support Shinerama and all the wonderful work it brings to Canadians living with CF,” said Irvine. “By doing our part, even though it is going to look a little different this year, we can still make a positive contribution to this amazing cause through #canadoreshinestogether.”
This year’s virtual Shinerama campaign will encourage people to wash a vehicle and take a picture alongside family and friends while using the hashtag #canadoreshinestogether on social media on September 13.
Participants who post will be entered in a draw for prizes.
George Burton, Canadore’s president, is happy with his students’ council’s work.
“I’m happy to see that our students’ council has remained committed to the Shinerama campaign, and adapted to the current realities brought on by COVID-19,” said Burton.
Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs, digestive system, and other organs in the body. It is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure.
Irvine is confident that the community will once again support Canadore’s Shinerama campaign.
“We believe that North Bay will continue to see the value and importance of supporting Canadians living with CF and are confident in the community to stand together to make a difference and support Shinerama,” she said.
If you would like to lend your support in Shinerama click the link below to get started: https://secure.e2rm.