Up ’til Dawn at WWU Helps Fight Childhood Cancer

Letters equal dollars. At least that’s the hope of students at William Woods University.


Up ’til Dawn, a student organization at WWU, is planning its annual letter-writing party to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. During the organization’s three years on campus, students have raised a total of $41,500.


From 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 14) students will gather in Tucker Dining Hall, to write letters to family members and friends asking for donations for the hospital. This year’s theme is “Hunting for a Cure.”


“Up ’til Dawn is completely planned by a group of dedicated students, who start planning months in advance for the letter-writing event,” said Neil Stanglein, Up ’til Dawn advisor. “Their success is due to their hard work and dedication.”


Up ’til Dawn is hosted by more than 180 college campuses across the country. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, located in Memphis, provides treatment to cancer patients at no cost to the family.


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, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world.


“William Woods has really enjoyed our partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital over the past few years,” said Stanglein. “The students have been really responsive to helping fight childhood cancer, and we couldn’t have done it without all of the individuals and organizations stepping up to help the cause.”


More events will be planned throughout the year to help raise awareness and money for the hospital.