A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse sorority continues a 23-year-old tradition today, raising awareness for AIDS and HIV in our community with a familiar piece of playground equipment.
UWL sorority Gamma Sigma Sigma members hopped aboard teeter-totters to raise funds for AIDS and HIV awareness. An event that holds a special place in the sorority's history.
"One of our members had a family member who had AIDS, so that's how this whole event started 23 years ago," Alyssa Glassen, Co-Coordinator of the Teeter-Totter-A-Thon, discloses.
Students sell raffle tickets and collect donations to benefit the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, encouraging people to show their support for those the disease impacts.
"AIDS and HIV is an absolutely horrible disease and I think everyone can agree with that. It's really something that everyone's heard of, everyone knows about, so community members are really willing to get involved to donate," Glassen finishes.
To learn more about the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, visit their website.