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Rita McNeil Joins Marist College Fundraiser


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Rita McNeil of Verona participated in the Marist College “Up ’til Dawn” fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. McNeil is a Marist College sophomore who was a 2010 graduatex of Mount Saint Dominic Academy.

“Up ’til Dawn” is a three-day event organized by the college’s Student Government Association. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to find cures for children with cancer or other catastrophic diseases. Student participants spread awareness and raise funds by staying up all night to write letters to friends and family members to ask for donations.

Marist is an independent comprehensive liberal arts college with an enrollment of 4,500 full-time undergraduate students from 37 states and 17 countries. Founded in 1929, Marist offers 34 major fields of undergraduate study and 12 graduate degree programs. Marist is included in The Princeton Review’s guide to the top colleges and universities in the U.S.,
The Best 376 Colleges, placing Marist in the top 15 percent of all institutions of higher education in the United States.

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