UW-Eau Claire sorority teeter-totters for autism awareness

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A group at UW-Eau Claire is hoping to fight autism by teeter tottering for 24 hours. The unique fundraiser kicked off Wednesday at noon outside the Davies Center.

Women with the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority want to raise awareness and money for Autism Speaks, an organization that helps support families impacted by autism. New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control, show one in 68 kids are diagnosed with autism.

"It's now time to do our part and fundraise for this cause and Alpha Xi Delta has partnered with Autism Speaks nationally, so we are just doing our part as a chapter to make a difference," Eleonor Thomas, with Alpha Xi Delta said.

Organizers say they hope to raise $7,000 by noon Thursday as part of the 9th annual event.

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