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.
Dallas Morning News
08.08.02; Matt Stiles
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