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    Wissinoming woman an advocate for AIDS awareness

    This Sunday, Oct. 19, almost 15,000 people will assemble on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to participate in an event that is focused on a crucial public health issue. 

    All in the family

    Terrie Hawkins and her twins, Keisha and Kevin Diggs, are all dedicated advocates of HIV/AIDS awareness.

    Twins Keisha and Kevin Diggs have grown up with the human immunodeficiency virus, commonly known as HIV. Fortunately, the 17-year-olds from Frankford are not infected with the virus, but their lives have been profoundly affected by it.

    Lifelong devotion

    Local activist is dedicated to battling AIDS epidemic.

    When the annual AIDS Walk Philly takes place this Sunday, Oct. 20, Robb Reichard of Wissinoming will be there — just as he’s been every year since his first walk in 1988.

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  • [Keisha and Kevin] are representative of some of our best volunteers,” said Robb Reichard, the AIDS Fund executive director.

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  • As a city, Philadelphia’s HIV rate is five times the national average and 50 percent higher than New York City’s, Reichard said.

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