The Telluride AIDS Benefit, or TAB, began in 1994 and has since raised an incredible total of more than $1.8 Million for HIV/AIDS education, care, and more. The 2012 event alone raised nearly $150,000 that was donated across five AIDS charities in Colorado and Africa. While the TAB organization holds events periodically throughout the year, the main event is at the end of February and start of March each year. Attending this great event will not only allow you to meet and speak with some great people, you will also be able to help support a very worthy cause in the process.
Much of the action during the AIDS Benefit centers on the world of fashion. There are multiple fashion shows as part of the benefit, with models showing off many of the latest fashions from some of the top designers in the business. For the fashion lover, these events are an incredible opportunity to see the latest styles and trends in an intimate setting that might not be possible anywhere else in the world.
The sale of clothes during the AIDS Benefit goes toward raising money that will be donated to various AIDS charities. The Benefit itself is a non-profit organization, so the sole purpose of this week is to help those affected by this terrible disease and to help fight the spread of the disease for future generations.
Not into fashion but still wish to be a part of this important event? There is also an art auction as part of the AIDS Benefit that features impressive work from both local and international artists. Some of the proceeds from these sales goes toward the charitable donations, and there are even some inspiring pieces that have been created by the patients at Denver’s Children’s Hospital. This art auction is accompanied by a cocktail party, and promises to be a good time for all in attendance.
One of the more fun parts of the AIDS Benefit is the end of the week ‘Trunk Sale’. All of the clothing that has not been sold already is offered at discount prices as part of the truck sale, with a portion of any proceeds being donated to the cause. For the shopping lover that wants a piece of high fashion, the truck sale is an exciting opportunity to find just the perfect piece at a great price.
To get the most out of your Telluride AIDS Benefit experience, you will want to stay somewhere close to the action. We offer a great array of lodging options within our complex, and is only a short walk from everything that the town of Telluride has to offer. Our properties are well-maintained, updated, and comfortable enough to be a home away from home. If you are hoping to visit for the week of the AIDS Benefit, be sure to contact us soon and lock up your lodging for this great event.
For more information, you can visit their website: http://www.aidsbenefit.org/