Volume 92, Issue 23

Thursday, October 15, 1998

talk it out



Western shines again

Celebrating the $1.5 million raised by Western over the past 30 years, the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is holding a dinner this Saturday in an honourary tribute.

The university has been a major contributor to the Shinerama campaign for the last 30 years. Last year alone, close to $94,000 was raised, making Western no. 1 for the 20th year in a row among schools involved in the campaign.

The dinner, to be held at the Four Points Hotel in London, will have members of Western's Board of Governors, the University Students' Council and the national president of the CCFF in attendance.

The dinner itself takes place at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a presentation by students involved with the campaign, who will present this year's official total of funds raised by the university.

"They have pulled in more money than any other school," said Julie Cookson, coordinator of CCFF fund-raising programs. As for this year's estimated totals, the closest school to Western is Wilfred Laurier University, which raised a healthy $60,000 for the campaign.


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