The Up ‘til Dawn student letter-writing campaign to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital raised approximately $12,000 in the third year of this collegiate fundraising program. In fall 2008, 100 students in the UTC chapter of Up ‘til Dawn wrote 4,200 letters to solicit donations. The money the students raised was sent directly to St. Jude.
The 2008-09 Executive Director of Up ‘Til Dawn was Rebekah Wilson and Andrew Clark was Chapter Assistant Director; Shasta Westmoreland served as the group’s advisor. Clark, newly elected SGA Vice President, will serve as the new Executive Director. He is planning a few changes and “additional fundraisers outside of our letter campaign.”
“St. Jude never turns anyone away regardless of the family’s ability to pay. It costs close to $1.5 million to run the hospital each day! So, we are working hard to invest in the lives of children from around the world,” said Clark.
This year the UTC chapter theme was “Mission Possible: Saving the World, One Child at a Time.”