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Obituary: Stephen Burrus -- Helped Raise Millions to Assist People Affected by HIV, AIDS

August 14, 2002

Stephen Burrus, 53, a charity fund-raiser and event planner who devoted two decades to helping people with HIV/AIDS, died Aug 7 of AIDS complications at Ewing Center in Oak Cliff, Texas. Burrus raised more than $4 million for nonprofit services that help people affected by HIV/AIDS through special events over the years, family members and colleagues said. In 1994, he was advisory board chairman for AIDS Services of Dallas, a nonprofit organization that provides housing for HIV-positive people. In 1995, he served on the board of directors of Bryan's House, a non-profit supporting children with HIV. In recent years he worked as a consultant to AIDS Arms Inc., a group that helps HIV/AIDS patients with medical care and case management. He also helped create AIDS Arms LifeWalk, the organization's primary fundraiser.

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Adapted from:
Dallas Morning News
08.08.02; Matt Stiles


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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