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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Georgian College Kicking Off Shinerama Campaign in Owen Sound for Cystic Fibrosis

Owen Sound | by Cody Misner  

All the funding is going towards researching Cystic Fibrosis.

Georgian College's Owen Sound Campus is launching its 38th Shinerama Campaign today.

Students will be at Boston Pizza on Owen Sound's east side from 11am until 2pm offering to shine everything from vehicles to shoes for a donation.

All the funding is going towards researching Cystic Fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis is the number one fatal genetic disease impacting Canadian children.

Terri Edmonstone of Georgian's student success services says that students participating in tomorrows event get to visit city hall.

"Some students will be heading to city hall at 1pm to have a pizza lunch with the Mayor," says Edmonstone.

Owen Sound Mayor Ian Boddy has been a strong supporter of this campaign, often attending such events in his Shinerama shirt from his college days.

For many of the students taking part, this will be their first big exposure to the Owen Sound community.

President of the Georgian College Student Association Madison Roy says that Shinerama benefits many people in various ways.

"We are making a difference in our lives as we get to know each other, the community and the school," Roy says "but it also benefits Canadian children who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis."

This is just one such event to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis.

Georgian will also host a barbeque at Zehrs this coming Saturday as well as a silent auction later in the month.

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