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Robert Presley

THE STORY OF TAB

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. ...more

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