In October Candice Wiggins enjoyed a WNBA championship run with the Minnesota Lynx. This off-season the 24-year-old guard is focusing on a more serious issue: Being an advocate for AIDS research and people who are living with the disease. Wiggins has a strong tie to AIDS. Her father, Alan, a former major-league second baseman, passed away due to complications from the disease in 1991, when Candice was three years old.
Today, December 1st, is World AIDS Day, an occasion that seeks to raise awareness of the disease that still does not have a cure. Wiggins spoke with SIKIDS.com this afternoon about how her dad continues to inspire her, how she's trying to help, and ways kids can help in the fight against AIDS.
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