Captured for a Cure raises money, awareness

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Robert Jerrod Brown

ULM Hawkeye

Up ‘til Dawn raised more than $1,000 Thursday for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital during its annual Captured for A Cure fundraiser.

Up ‘til Dawn is a student-led and student-run program hosted by colleges nationwide to raise funds for St. Jude’s Hospital and has been a part of ULM since 2004.

Captured for A Cure requires Up ‘til Dawn members to walk around campus in a jail cell and ask for bail money.

The bail money is collected from each team and all proceeds go towards St. Jude’s to help a child diagnosed with cancer.

“We’ve more than doubled the amount of students this year than we had last year,” said Laura Knotts, Up Til Dawn Advisor and ULM Coordinator of Student Development.

Knotts is excited about the presence Up Til Dawn is having on campus.

“With any group it takes several years to really get it mixed into the culture so people are just now starting to take a lot more notice,” said Knotts.

Cory Williams, a sophomore Biology Education major from Bossier City had fun participating and walking around in the jail cell.

“It was for a good cause, and I enjoyed every minute of it,” said Williams.

Up Til Dawn’s next event will take place on Oct. 31 for its annual “Trunk or Treat” event.