Cystic fibrosis fundraising shines

The third Victoria instalment of the national Shine Day event was organized by University of Victoria Shinerama and raised $3,300 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. More than 80 volunteers took part in the anything-goes fundraiser – the most the event has seen to date.

If you were flagged down by a group of students having a good time shining shoes Sept. 10, you weren’t the only one.

The third Victoria instalment of the national Shine Day event was organized by University of Victoria Shinerama and raised $3,300 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. More than 80 volunteers took part in the anything-goes fundraiser – the most the event has seen to date.

Co-organizer Marguerite Heyns says a break is in order for the group before they get back out there with bottle drives and bake sales to benefit the charity.

“It was really cool because we had a couple of girls who have CF come out and do some fundraising for us and they had so much fun as well and really appreciated the event,” Heyns added.

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