About the Up 'til Dawn Program
Up 'til Dawn was started here at the University of Memphis just over 14 years ago. Since the
program was started it has spread to over 250 schools nation wide and now generates
nearly $5 million annually for groundbreaking research and lifesaving care at St. Jude. Overall, the
program has raised more than $20.6 million 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. Students "fight
the yawn" so that St. Jude patients can grow up and go to college, too.
Individuals or teams work together all year long to raise money for the children at
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. With the help of their team leaders, morale
captains, and executive board members, they are sure to have fun doing so!
All this work definitely pays off! Since the program began, University of Memphis Up 'til Dawn program has raised more than $1.5 million dollars!
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