Nationally Ranked St. Jude Up 'til Dawn Team to Host Recruitment Event

Texas Tech’s groups just passed halfway mark to $50,000 fundraising goal.

WHAT:           Texas Tech University’s teams for St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn will host a National Recruitment Day event.

WHEN:           9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 29)

WHERE:         Free Speech Area between the Student Union Building and the University Library. Parking is available on the east side of the Student Union Building.

EVENT:          Texas Tech’s group, still ranked No. 2 nationally, has a goal of recruiting 100 new people during the event. It recently passed the halfway mark toward its goal of raising $50,000 by Nov. 6.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital works to find cures to childhood cancers. Research done there has helped push the survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20 percent in 1962 to more than 80 percent today, according to its website.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Pizza and Coca-Cola products will be available throughout the event, and there will be periodic Amazon and 5-Hour Energy giveaways.

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CONTACT: Amy Cunningham, public relations director, St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn, Texas Tech University, (832) 488-0176 or   

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