Truman’s Up ’til Dawn Plans Event to Celebrate Raising Money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

More than 500 students took a break from their studies on Oct. 29 to send out 12,000 letters to friends and family members, asking for donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Up ’til Dawn finale event will take place from 3-8 p.m. April 2 on the Quadrangle. All students are invited to participate. A number of Truman State University performing groups will perform from 4-7 p.m., including TAG Improv, High Street Dancers, Minor Detail, True Men and Franklin Street. Activities also include Twister tournaments, a roaming magician, a yoga class, and trivia. Free pizza will be provided.

Up ’til Dawn is a student-led, student-run fund-raiser hosted by more than 180 campuses nationwide. Up ’til Dawn unites students, staff and their local communities with a goal to help the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Students who lead Up ’til Dawn on their campuses educate the community about St. Jude while raising money through a variety of activities. At the end of the program, campuses host a Finale Event and stay “Up ’til Dawn” celebrating their achievements and honoring the patients at St. Jude.

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 without insurance are never asked to pay. St Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fund-raising organization.

For more information about St. Jude, call 1.800.822.6344 or visit
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