Students at Fort Hays State University will pull an all-nighter on Feb. 20, but this time it won't be for studying. Instead, they will celebrate a successful year of fundraising through Up 'til Dawn, a program dedicated to the life-saving work of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
This event will take place from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Memorial Union on the FHSU campus. Students will be entertained by FHSU performers, games, give-aways, food, announcements and other fun activities. A local St. Jude family will also attend to remind the participants why their hard work is so important to the world-renowned hospital.
The Up 'til Dawn final event is the culmination of five months of fundraising activities to benefit the children of St. Jude. FHSU students raised money for the program by organizing a letter-writing campaign. The Delta Omega chapter of Delta Zeta Sorority, Emprise Bank, Westlink Communications, Chartwell's, FHSU Athletics, Bank of Hays, Office of the President and other entities and businesses in the Hays area are sponsoring the final event.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children from cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St Jude is financially supported by the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities, its fund-raising organization.
For more information, please call 1-800-822-6344, or visit http://www.stjude.org.