2 Mid-South universities raise $325K for St. Jude - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

2 Mid-South universities raise $325K for St. Jude

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ASU students celebrating their fundraising efforts.  (Source: Arkansas State University) ASU students celebrating their fundraising efforts. (Source: Arkansas State University)
JONESBORO, AR (WMC) -

University of Memphis and Arkansas State University students raised more than $325,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The students participated in an “Up ‘til Dawn” fundraising event through March and April.

University of Memphis students raised $250,000, which is more than any other school in the country.

Arkansas State University students raised $75,000. That's good for ninth best in the country. It's also ASU's second year in a row finishing in the top 10.

"It was an incredible year. We overcame adversity to reach our $75K goal for the kids, and without the executive board and the constant support from students, it would not have been possible," UTD executive director Caleb Strain said.  "To reach number 9 in the nation speaks volumes about Arkansas State University as a whole. We strive to give back to others and to make a difference, which is why I love A-State. This campus is built around people who are trying to make a difference, and through Up 'til Dawn we do just that.  I can't wait to see what next year has in store for us."

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