Up ’til Dawn brings in $30,521 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Up-Til-Dawn-1-webUniversity of Nebraska a Kearney students collected ,521 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through its Up ‘til Dawn event hosted Thursday at Cushing Coliseum.

More than 300 UNK students stayed up from 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. to raise funds, support and honor families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Up-Til-Dawn-3-webFifty 6-person teams participated in a year of fundraising that culminated with the Up ’til Dawn challenge.

Because of donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food.

Some of the challenges included a relay race and making prom dresses out of duct tape. The event also featured a DJ, photo booth and dance.

Over the last three years, UNK students have raised more than $130,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through its Up ’til Dawn event.

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