St. Jude Up til’ Dawn
St. Jude Up til’ Dawn is one of the largest events TKE’s are involved in. It is a late night, early morning type of an event. The event is administrated by a group of directors. Positions on the Executive Board include everything from being a lead director, to a public relations chair, sponsorship chair, etc. The event is essentially comprised of a bunch of events, similar to what cancer patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital would do for activities. Things like syringe painting, banner painting, etc. A keynote speaker is usually present, someone who is a patient or was a patient of the hospital. Another huge portion of the event is fundraising. People join teams and fundraise for the hospital, which costs millions of dollars to run and operate. Epsilon Chapter has fundraised more than $15,000 this past year and more than $40,000 over the past 3 years with ISU St. Jude Up ’til Dawn.