Shinerama found its name when students used to shine clients shoes in exchange for donations going toward Cystic Fibrosis Research. Cystic Fibrosis is a disease without a cure. Please help us by donating at the link provided. Thank you!
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure. CF is a multi-system disease, primarily affecting the lungs and digestive system. In the lungs, where the effects of the disease are most devastating, a build-up of thick mucus causes increasingly severe respiratory problems. It may be difficult to clear bacteria from the lungs, leading to cycles of infection and inflammation, which damage delicate lung tissue.