ST. CLOUD -- Plenty of blankets and lots of layers will be keeping a group of St. Cloud State University students warm during the 16th annual Freeze-a-Thon.

Organizer Austen Wek says they are raising money to help send kids with serious illness to summer camp.

"We pretty much stand outside for 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday. And we raise money for Serious Fun Children's Network Foundation. So we're pretty much raising money for children with serious illness to go to summer camp just like every other kid."

Wek says donations go toward not only getting kids into camp but also other expenses as well.

"So it pays for a lot of their medical expenses while they are there, so they don't have to worry about that. It pretty much sponsors them to go for free."

Put on by the fraturnity Phi Kappa Tau and the sorority Kappa Phi Omega, Wek says their goal is to raise $1,000 more than last year.

"Last year we raised $5,000 and this year we upped our goal to $6,000, so by the end of Friday we hope to be at that $6,000."

Anywhere between four to ten students will be at the Freeze-a-Thon booth in the Atwood Mall all week.

You can visit the booth to donate or you can donate online. To donate online, click here. 

Austen Wek gives donation information to caller. (Chrissy Gaetke, WJON)