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Teeter Totter-A-Thon raises awareness for AIDS

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Rhianna Zuleger and Leah Genz Rhianna Zuleger and Leah Genz
La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

The 22nd Annual Teeter Totter-A-Thon took place at Coate Field at UW-La Crosse.

The event raises money for the Aids Resource Center of Wisconsin, located in La Crosse. 

Rhianna Zuleger and Leah Genz with the Gamma Sigma Sigma Sorority at UW-La Crosse worked with public relations details and organizing the event. They said the event is about spreading awareness.

"We hope to convey to people that HIV/AIDS is still prevalent in modern society. It kind of gets swept under the rug with a lot other STD awareness. We want people to know it's still prevalent and still needs to be aware, to protect themselves and other people and families that need support," said Genz.

The theme for this year's event was "Aloha AIDS: Hello to Awareness, Goodbye to AIDS." It included raffle ticket sales, various games, a bean-bag toss, and a DJ.

"This is held every year, we started it 22 years ago for one of our members, their uncle passed away from HIV/AIDS. So we started doing it for that and then we realized that the ARCW is a really good organization to start volunteering for because they support family members and people who are affected by the disease so much," said Genz.

Each year, the event typically raises about $1,500.

MORE INFORMATION: Aids Resource Center of Wisconsin

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