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U of M Raises Over $47K for Cystic Fibrosis

October 1, 2010 9:45 AM | News

University of Manitoba students have set a new Western Canadian record for most money raised in last month’s Shine Day event in support of Shinerama.

Students brought in $47,314.11, shattering the old record set by the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 2002 with $46,295.

An 18-person Shinerama Committee made up of students from the I.H Asper School of Business raised over $15,000 on Shine Day alone.

The University of Manitoba also broke the provincial record in 2009 when it raised $35,000 for the cause.

The university-based fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis celebrated its 46th anniversary this year.