Baylor To Help Dallas-Based Bryan's House During AIDS Awareness Week, Nov. 27-Dec. 1

Nov. 21, 2000

by LoAna Lopez

Baylor University's health education and wellness department will host AIDS Awareness Week Monday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Dec. 1.

This year's awareness week will focus on Bryan's House, a non-profit organization in Dallas that provides medically managed child care and family-centered support services to children and families who are impacted by HIV and AIDS. Since opening in 1988, Bryan's House has been recognized as the premiere community-based program in the United States to focus on such care.

Last year, more than $300 and over 1,000 donated items were collected for Bryan's House during Baylor's AIDS Awareness Week. This year, a display area for accepting donations will be located in the Bill Daniel Student Center throughout the week.

Andrea King, student outreach coordinator, said Bryan's House is a worthy cause that educates people about AIDS while providing benefits to children and families.

"Because of the great response last year, our department has agreed that Bryan's House is a wonderful organization for our support," King said. "AIDS affects many people's lives and it is important that we educate students and give them a chance to help others in this situation."

For more information about AIDS Awareness Week, or to find out about the Bryan's House wish list, contact the Health Education and Wellness Office at 710-3482.

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