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No rest for the weary: St. Jude's 'Up Til Dawn' event brings students together for night of service
Debbie Epping
Antelope Staff
Photo by Debbie Epping
Hundreds of UNK students packed the house at the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital Hollywood themed Up Til Dawn event on Oct. 11. Two-year-old Aiden, left, was diagnosed with a rare tumor known as an astroblastoma. His parents, Matt and Brooke Lukasiewicz of Kearney, said they attended the event to let students know how much their time means to patients at St. Jude. St. Jude is run 100 percent on donations, said Michelle Hermesch, right, a senior exercise science major from Plymouth. St. Jude is much more than a hospital, Matt said.
Photo by Kaylie Perry
Mackenzie Bohl, left, a junior psychology major from Kearney, Bergan Carr a junior criminal justice from O Neill, Natalie Regenos a junior marketing major from Kearney and Lisa Klingelhoefer, a sophomore business administration major from Kearney help take letters from students at the St. Jude Up Til Dawn event. An estimated 700 students attended the event to write at least 50 letters each to family and friends asking for donations.
Photo by Kaylie Perry
Students stand in line in the Ponderosa Room on Monday evening waiting to get into the St. Jude Up Til Dawn event. The students each brought a list of at least 50 names and adresses to send letters too, asking for a donation benefiting the St. Jude hospital.

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