ONU Students to Stay Up ’til Dawn in Celebration of Life-saving Accomplishments
Students at Ohio Northern University will pull an all-nighter on Jan. 25, but this time, it won't be for studying. Instead, they will celebrate a successful year of fundraising through Up 'til Dawn®, a program dedicated to the life-saving work of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. The inaugural event will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight in the King Horn Sports Center. During the evening, students will be entertained by local bands, inflatables, a wing-eating contest and much more.
A local St. Jude family will also attend the event to remind the participants why their hard work is so important to the world-renowned hospital.
The Up 'til Dawn event culminates six months of fundraising activities to benefit the kids of St. Jude. Ohio Northern students raised a record amount of money through the program by organizing a campus-wide, all-team meeting where students gathered to write letters to family and friends asking them to support St. Jude. Also supporting the students' efforts were Wal-Mart, Domino's Pizza, Applebee's, J. Barker Landscaping, AutoZone, Ultrasound Special Events, Wendy's, Buffalo Wild Wings, the U.S. Army and many more.
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 fundraising organization.