Five out of the last seven years, Chico State's Up 'til Dawn has been the top St. Jude fundraiser in the country. In 12 years Chico State has raised 1.4 million dollars, for the children of St. Jude. Up 'til Dawn is a letter writing party to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. More than one-hundred-thousand dollars is raised for research and treatment for children with catastrophic illnesses. The fundraiser begins tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Acker gym at Chico State. This year it's a carnival theme with grand prizes including a trip to visit St. Jude hospital in Memphis, TN, an IPad, and 2013 spring tuition. They're expecting at least three thousand students to participate this year.