SRU Good News for April 27, 2009
SRU volunteers raise $17,470 for St. Jude in 'Up 'til 2' event
An estimated 200 Slippery Rock University students stayed up until 2 a.m. having fun last Nov. 21 in the second annual "Up 'til 2' event for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. - and raised $17,470 in the process.
"It was an amazing and fun event," said Jaime Russell, assistant director of Living Learning Community/Development in SRU's Office of Residence Life. Russell and two dozen program volunteers gathered recently in Watson Hall to hear the results of their late-night efforts.
Stephen Ginter, an events marketing representative with the hospital who works with SRU and a number of other colleges and universities staging similar events, had high praise for the SRU volunteers.
Sponsors included the SRU Association of Residence Hall Students, the National Residence Hall Honorary, the William Welkner Memorial Fund, the Living-Learning Communities and the Office of Residence Life.
Certificates of achievement were presented to 15 SRU students to mark their service on the planning committee. A slide show depicting events at the late-night program was also presented.
Colleges across the nation sponsor similar programs to benefit the hospital founded in 1962 by the late entertainer Danny Thomas. His daughter Marlo continues the work.
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