The St. Jude Up ‘Til Dawn team at Presbyterian College is a student-run organization that brings national awareness and on-going fundraising efforts for the children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Loud & proud, we come together to say, “WE LOVE ST. JUDE!!!”
As part of the Up ‘Til Dawn Executive Board, we work non-stop throughout the year to help raise awareness and funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! We organize the program, plan fundraising activities, and host an overnight celebratory event at the conclusion of the fundraising campaign. At our most recent fundraiser, we made and sold baked goods while getting messy with paint to make our “Stay Up ‘Til Dawn for Good!” banner for the St. Jude Up ‘Til Dawn event.
Here are a few examples of how your gift could be used to support the patients of St. Jude:
- $10 can help St. Jude provide a new toy for hospital play areas or recreational areas at St. Jude housing facilities.
- $30 can help St. Jude provide a St. Jude family with meals for one day in the Kay Kafe, the St. Jude cafeteria.
- $57 can help St. Jude provide necessities for parents who may have hurriedly left home after their child’s diagnosis.
- $250 can help provide one red blood cell transfusion; children undergoing treatment for cancer and other deadly diseases often need transfusions.
Up ‘Til Dawn is a night when students come together to form teams of six and participate in a bunch of fun challenges. At registration, PC students commit to a substance-free night and to stay up for good in honor of the patients and families who undergo many sleepless nights. Students help us by raising $100 via online fundraising, side events, and fundraising letters to earn entry to the all-night event. A culmination of everyone on campus including Greek life, student organizations, athletes, and other SVS organizations contribute to Presbyterian College’s monetary donation of more than $80,000 since it was founded at PC.