Volume 92, Issue 25
Tuesday, October 20, 1998
coughing up debt
AIDS Awareness Week commenced yesterday in the UCC atrium and will continue daily from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m..
The goal of the AIDS Committee of London, one of the week's participants, is to inform and educate Western students on issues revolving around HIV and AIDS, said Bob Parker, a volunteer for the committee. Parker added presently more than half of new HIV infections are diagnosed in those under 23.
Free anonymous testing is available at the Options Clinic, located at 659 Dundas St..
Yesterday Western's Rotaract Club gave a little back to the community in the form of four $1,000 cheques.
The club presented the money to representatives from Unicef, the London Food Bank, Jesse's Journey and World Vision. "It was our mission to impact three areas London, Canada and the world," said Jennifer Matthews, club president.
The money was raised last year by offering parents of first-year students the opportunity to purchase a "good luck exam basket" for their children, Matthews said.
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