Shinerama’s trademark shoe-shining and car-washing services have become increasingly popular, and this year, McMaster students have raised nearly $17,000 above their target for cystic fibrosis research.

McMaster students raised more than $116,500 for the cause leading up to and during Welcome Week, topping their best of $96,000 last year. The Faculty of Science collected more than $23,000, a record achievement for any faculty in the history of McMaster’s campaign.

Other groups that raised over $10,000 – a benchmark set by the Society of Off-Campus Students (SOCS) last year – were the Faculty of Health Sciences and SOCS.

The campaign began during the summer and will continue until November.

Fundraising breakdown (estimated):

Science $23,260
Society of Off-campus students $11,600
Health Science $15,260
Commerce $8,500
Nursing $6,260
Social Science $4,770
Humanities $4,640
Arts & Science $4,620
Engineering $4,080
Kinesiology $2,630
Residences $1,000-$2,000

Target: $100,000
Raised (to date this year): $116,500

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