It’s 2008 Campus Challenge Time!

It’s finally here!  We know you’ve been anxiously awaiting the 2008 Campus Challenge and today is the big day!

From now through November 14th, 18 colleges and universities will be swarmin’ the dorms, hosting registration drives on campus and encouraging Illinois residents to register online through sites such as Facebook. 

Current participating schools include:  Augustana College, College of DuPage, Eastern Illinois University, Illinois Central College, Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Knox College, Lewis University, Loyola University, MacMurray College, Midwestern University, Millikin University, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, University of Illinois Chicago, University of Illinois, Western Illinois University.

We welcome students from any additional Illinois colleges or universities to join the effort!

Building on last year’s momentum, we’ve set a big goal of collectively generating 3,000 registrations from this year’s Challenge! A lofty goal indeed, but I have full confidence in the excellent variety of student groups and individuals that have reached out and raised a hand in support of taking action to help save the lives of the nearly 4,700 Illinoisans and 100,000 people nationwide waiting for lifesaving transplants.

As an added twist this year, schools will be competing in a series of Mini-Challenges or weekly efforts to further public action in support of the issue. This week’s Mini-Challenge revolves around seeing which school can encourage the most people to join their local school’s facebook Challenge group.

Stay tuned as we’ll be keeping our Campus Campaign page updated with the latest Campus Challenge happenings as well as our 2008 Campus Challenge Facebook group. In addition, we’ve got a great series of videos and Donor Diaries to share in the upcoming weeks!

Best of luck to all our schools and onward with saving lives!

-Scott

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