Brett Fortune ‘17

Brett Fortune ‘17

Major: Nursing
Hometown:Wooster, Ohio

I chose to major in nursing because it is a hands-on major that requires lifelong learning. Plus, the opportunity to make a huge impact in someone's life is exciting and meaningful.

Up 'til Dawn

Up ‘til Dawn is a collegiate fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This program is in its thirteenth year and has been held at college over 250 colleges and universities nationwide, raising over three million dollars annually.

Mount Union joined the Up ‘til Dawn family nine years ago and has raised more than $500,000 during this time for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

At Mount Union, a dedicated group of students work to make this student-run philanthropic program a success by inspiring their fellow students to get involved. In the fall, students form teams to send fundraising letters to family and friends on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Then, in the spring, students once again come together to celebrate the mission of St. Jude as well as the work they have done for the cause by revealing the total money raised by Mount Union at the Finale event. In addition to these two anchor events, the Up ‘til Dawn Executive Board works hard throughout the year to program side events and share the message of St. Jude on campus.

If you would like more information or are interested in getting involved with Up ‘til Dawn, please feel free to contact us at, or go to sign up online ( TODAY!

Sign up TODAY!

  • Go to
  • Click the yellow “Register” button in the center of the page
  • Click the appropriate registration box to continue:
    • Team Captain: click the “Register and start a new team (be a team captain)” box
    • Sign up on an existing team: click the “Register and join an existing team” box
    • Sign up as an individual: click the  “Register as an individual (join a team later)” box
  • If you participated in Up ‘til Dawn last year, sign in using the “Returning Up ‘til Dawn Participant” box
  • If you are new to Up ‘til Dawn, click the “New Account” box
  • Follow the directions provided to complete your registration!
  • Don’t forget to personalize your fundraising page and start posting on social media and sending out emails!

If you get stuck or would like more information about how to set up your fundraising page, reference this direction sheet or contact Jesse Cunion at

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