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Students Pull All-nighter '90s Style to Fight Cancer

SUNY Plattsburgh students will stay up all night Saturday, Nov. 8 –– not to study –– but to celebrate their semester-long fundraising project “Up ’til Dawn.”

Although SUNY Plattsburgh students put on the event, everyone is welcome to attend. To receive invitations, groups of six must raise a total of $600. All donations are welcome.

The event will begin Saturday at 11:59 p.m. and run until 6 a.m. Sunday in the Warren Ballrooms of the Angell College Center with fun ’90s-themed activities and prizes throughout the night.

“Up ’til Dawn” is a fundraising campaign for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is recognized for its work finding cures and saving the lives of children facing pediatric cancer and other life-changing diseases. When the late entertainer Danny Thomas founded the hospital in 1962, he did so because he believed that no child should die in the dawn of life and no child should be turned down based on family financial status.

During last fall’s event, students, with the help of many local sponsors, raised more than $20,000 to help ensure families never pay for treatment. St. Jude is supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization.

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