Telluride AIDS Benefit: Upcoming Events
What to pencil in on your 2016 and 2017 calendars
Photos courtesy of Telluride AIDS Benefit
The Telluride AIDS Benefit has been raising funds for HIV/AIDS patient care in Colorado and Africa since 1994. It is estimated that there are 39 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide and 1 in 5 people living with HIV don't know their status. In Colorado there are over 12,000 people known to be living with HIV/AIDS in Colorado and 32 percent of new HIV diagnosis in Colorado are youth ages 20-29.
Now in its 24th year, the Telluride AIDS Benefit continues to raise awareness and generate financial support for HIV/AIDS prevention programs and client care. The Telluride AIDS Benefit is made up of a group of dedicated volunteers fighting HIV/AIDS until the goal of zero new infections in the state of Colorado, across the country, and then the world is met.
All funds raised by the Telluride AIDS Benefit events support seven beneficiary AIDS Service Organizations. Four of these organizations are based in Denver or the Western Slope of Colorado. Three beneficiary organizations are based in Africa, where 25.6 million people are currently living with HIV/AIDS.
2016 & 2017 TELLURIDE AIDS BENEFIT EVENT DATES:
World AIDS Day: December 1st, 2016
AIDS Benefit tickets go on sale: December 7th, 2016 at aidsbenefit.org
Telluride AIDS Benefit Student Show: Michael D. Palm Theater Friday February 24th, 2017 at 6pm. Tickets available at aidsbenefit.org or at the door.
Sneak Peek Fashion Show: Telluride Conference Center, Thursday March 2, 2017 at 8pm. The Sneak Peek Fashion Show features local models and international designer fashions in a production that is best described as New York Fashion Week meets Cirque de Soleil. Funds raised support HIV/AIDS education, advocacy, clinical care in Colorado and Africa.Tickets available at aidsbenefit.org.
Telluride AIDS Benefit Designer Trunk Shows: Friday, March 3, 2017. Designers donate a portion of their sales to Telluride AIDS Benefit.
Gala Fashion Show: Telluride Conference Center Saturday March 4th, 2017 ay 8pm. Tickets available at aidsbenefit.org.
Telluride AIDS Benefit AFTER PARTY: Sheridan Opera House, Saturday March 4th, 2017 at 10pm. Tickets available at aidsbenefit.org.
The Live Auction: The bulk of Telluride AIDS Benefit funds are raised each year via the Live Auction, which follows both the Sneak Peek, and Gala Fashion shows. Auctions from years past have included such items as Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show tickets, New York Fashion Week tickets, Custom Wagner Skis, Nascar Grandstand passes, New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire Bike + passes to every Telluride summer festival and many more creative and fun packages.
Click here for a full schedule of events!
Proceeds from all events support Telluride AIDS Benefit Beneficiary Organizations. Click here to learn more about them.