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Up 'til Dawn Events Will Raise Awareness, and Money, for St. Jude University News
For release: November 6, 2009

For press information, contact Nikki Bussey, 731-441-1052

 

Up ’til Dawn at the University of Memphis will hold a series of fundraising activities to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during its Awareness Week, beginning Nov. 15. The events are part of the organization’s year-round mission to raise funds and awareness for the hospital.

The Awareness Week calendar includes:

Sunday, Nov. 15, noon-4 p.m. – Kick-off at Incredible Pizza. When customers order food and play games, part of the proceeds will go to Up ’til Dawn.

Monday, Nov. 16, 7:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. – Members of the Up ’til Dawn executive board and morale captains will offer “Couch Rides to Class for the Kids.” They will be pushing a couch on wheels, offering students, faculty and staff rides on campus for a donation of any amount.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m. – Fundraising dinner and silent auction, Rose Theatre. Admission is $5.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 11a.m.-1p.m. – Bake sale in the Tiger Den

Thursday, Nov. 19, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – “Couch Rides to Class for the Kids” around campus

Friday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Bake sale in the Tiger Den

All week – Jeans for St. Jude; faculty and staff can make a donation to wear jeans on a regular class day in place of their usual business casual attire.

For more information, contact Nikki Bussey by phone at 731-441-1052 or by email at frehley.nicole.bussey@memphis.edu

Up ’til Dawn was founded at the University of Memphis in 1999. Since then, the program has spread to more than 200 college campuses and now generates more than $5 million annually for the hospital. Overall, the program has raised more than $20.6 million nationwide since its inception. U of M students have raised more than $969,000 for St. Jude through Up ’til Dawn since 1999, including $161,000 in 2009.


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