Students join campuses nationwide to bring awareness about St. Jude Children's Hospital

Up 'til Dawn at Fort Hays State University will host St. Jude Children's Research Hospital awareness week, Sept. 24-30.

Information booths will be set up both Monday and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union for students to learn more and ask questions about Up 'til Dawn, as well as find out how to become involved. "On the Lawn with Up 'til Dawn" will be held on Wednesday to continue the informational presentation with an upbeat atmosphere of loud music and activities. Thursday will end the week with a bang celebrating our "Let the Kids be Kids Day." This will include '90s trivia, favorite '90s toys, a super-hero costume change and various relays.

Up 'til Dawn is a student-led organization hosted by colleges and universities nationwide. It unites faculty, students, the community and sponsors in a goal to help the kids of St. Jude. FHSU has been part of the Up 'til Dawn program for several years and raised $53,572 in the 2011-2012 school year.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by 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 are supported by American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities, its fundraising organization.

For more information, please call 1-800-822-6344 or visit

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