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September 20, 2002
Former Playboy Playmate Addresses AIDS at UW-RF
By Katie Vangsness
UW-RF News Bureau
The UW-River Falls Wyman Series will present speaker Rebekka Armstrong, an HIV positive Playboy Playmate, and the story of her life, "A Fight For Life," on Oct. 7, at 8 p.m., in the North Hall Auditorium.
At age 18, Armstrong had fulfilled her dream of becoming a Playboy Playmate when she appeared in "Playboy" magazine as Miss September 1986. Her life in Hollywood was that of a star; going to parties, a six-figure income, and a beach house. She was offered movie deals, commercials, and modeling jobs.
Little did she know that the unprotected sex she had as a teen with a young man she had met on a summer beach vacation had left her with HIV and then full blown AIDS.
Armstrong has fought the virus for over 17 years, and has dedicated her life to educating others about the consequences of unsafe sex and alcohol abuse as it relates to impaired judgment and the reality of AIDS.
Wyman Series events are open to students and the public. The cost for the event is free. For more information contact the UW-RF Leadership Center at 715/425-4911.
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