Fighting Against Cystic Fibrosis


Shinerama is Canada’s largest post-secondary school fundraiser. Over 35,000 student volunteers from 60 Canadian universities and colleges across the country come together every year to make a difference in the lives of those battling cystic fibrosis (CF). Student volunteers all over Canada are shining shoes, flipping burgers, washing cars and doing whatever it takes to raise crucial funding to fight cystic fibrosis. The campaign, which began in 1964, has raised $25 million to help fund cystic fibrosis (CF) research and treatment programs. The University of Windsor has been involved in Shinerama since 1968 and has raised over $250,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis (CF), is the most common fatal genetic disease among young Canadians, which affects the lungs and the digestive system. One in 25 Canadians are carriers of the cystic fibrosis gene, and of the children born in Canada, 1 in 3600 will have CF. A child diagnosed in the 1960s was not expected to live long enough to attend kindergarten. The median age of survival of Canadians is among the highest in the world, at 50.9 years of age in 2013. We have made amazing strides since the Shinerama Campaign began, but the fight against CF is far from over! Every week in Canada, two children are diagnosed and one person dies from this disease. Help us make CF stand for CURE FOUND! 

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Get involved! Shinerama is always looking for volunteers! Contact the Shinerama Coordinator for more details.
Shinerama Contact Info

Paula Ajala-Alexis

519-253-3000 Ext. 4402  
icon-contact-location Windsor, ON, N9B 3P4
Room 235, 
2nd Floor CAW Student Centre
401 Sunset Ave

Office Hours
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