Emily DesRoches
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As one of two Shinerama Atlantic Regional Directors, the Shinerama cause for cystic fibrosis is extremely important to me.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. It primarily attacks the lungs and digestive system, making it difficult for patients to breathe effectively and/or to retain nutrients in the body. At present, there are around 4,100 Canadians living with cystic fibrosis, and there are over 2,000 mutations of the gene responsible for CF. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for this disease.

I have been involved in Shinerama since 2014, when I first volunteered on Shine Day at St. Thomas University. In 2016, I was the Shinerama Coordinator for the STU campaign, then joined the National Leadership Team in 2017 as a Campaign Advisor. This year, I am thrilled to be volunteering as an Atlantic Regional Director and working closely with my friend and co-director Blair to grow the Shinerama campaign across Atlantic Canada.

As I continue to learn more about cystic fibrosis, I am continuously reminded of how important it is to fundraise for this cause and to raise awareness about CF. Shinerama has become an integral part of my life and I truly believe that we WILL find a cure for cystic fibrosis. I am so grateful to be able to volunteer with Cystic Fibrosis Canada and to work with so many engaged and passionate student leaders. I have met some of my closest friends through Shinerama and have also heard many incredible stories from CF patients and their families. Shinerama has had an incredibly positive impact on my life and I am a proud volunteer and supporter.

If you would like to make a donation today, please know that you will be providing a positive impact in the life of someone living with cystic fibrosis and that we will be one step closer to making CF stand for "cure found."

Shine Love,


Event Date
Mar 1, 2018 12:00 AM
Location Name
St. Thomas University

My Team

Emily is part of Shinerama National Leadership Team 2018
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DAD left a message
Jul 22, 2018 9:49 PM
Something to kick things off!
Gilbert DesRoches donated $20.00
Jul 22, 2018 9:49 PM