Shoes make a difference
According to Cinderella, a pair of shoes can make all the
difference in the world.
students found a way to use two-inch stilettos to help make a difference to
those fighting cystic fibrosis.
Student Representative Council (SRC) kicked off its annual Shinerama
fundraising efforts last week with the popular Stiletto Stampede on the Market
Square Boardwalk in Saint John as part of the Canada Day countdown activities.
Sprint for a cause
lighthearted event saw competitors sprinting down the boardwalk in stiletto
heels all for a great cause – to raise awareness and funds for cystic fibrosis.
“The Stampede is a different kind of event. It’s
unique and quite humorous and a great way to kick off Shinerama,” says Brad
Trecartin, SRC president.
has been a UNB Saint John student tradition for 44 years, raising funds for
cystic fibrosis, one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children and
Having fun was number one rule
“All heels had to
be a minimum of two-inches and couldn’t be a wedge heel. But the shoes could be taped onto someone’s
foot,” explains Trecartin. “But the biggest rule was to have fun.”
heats were held throughout the day to raise money, and participants paid $25 to
participate in the event. Stampede winners were both UNB students -
Laurett Nwaonumah (top female) and Jeffery Cummings (top male)
activities for the fall
More Shinerama activities/fundraisers are
planned for the fall with Shineday, the main fundraiser, taking place on
September 5, when first-year students will shine shoes in the Uptown area.