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Telluride Aids Benefit Fashion Show , Not To Be Missed!!



It all started back in 1994, when Telluride locals Kandee DeGraw and Robert Presley were having a beer at the historic Sheridan Bar. Presley, a fashion designer battling AIDS, was sharing his frustration as to the costs and commuting involved with getting treatment. DeGraw, then part of a comedy troupe, suggested her group do a benefit to help pay for Presley’s medical costs. While very appreciative, the selfless Presley said if there was to be a benefit, it should be for the Western Colorado AIDS Project rather than for him. And just like that, the event that has become a regional and international legend began, raising $12,000 for WesCap in its first year, with DeGraw taking three months off of work to put it together. “We ran an ad for volunteers and had 120 people show up; it was incredible,” recalls DeGraw.


The Telluride AIDS Benefit has donated over $1,800,000 toward HIV/AIDS education, advocacy, clinical care and NGOs. In 2012, TAB gave over a $140,000 to five HIV/AIDS charities in Colorado and Africa: Ethiopian Family Fund, Western Colorado AIDS Project, University of Colorado Hospital Foundation, Ubuntu Africa, Denver Children’s Hospital Immunodeficiency Program, Brother Jeff’s Community Health Initiative, and The Manzini Youth Care Center in Swaziland.

TAB is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to fight HIV/AIDS by heightening awareness, as well as generating financial support for educational programs and client care. By initiating outreach programs, workshops and events on a regional and global level, TAB is committed to combating this worldwide pandemic that affects individuals, families, communities and countries.

Sneak Peek Fashion Show | Feb 26, 2015 Telluride Conference Center
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Art Auction | Feb 27, 2015 Sheridan Opera House
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Gala Fashion Show | Feb 28, 2015 Telluride Conference Center
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After Party Feb 28, 2015 Sheridan Opera House at 10:30

TAB Sample Sale | March 2, 2015 Sheridan Opera House
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