What It’s All About
A Leg To Stand On’s annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest has been recognized as one of the most unique and highly anticipated fundraising events in both the charitable and financial sectors. ALTSO’s signature event unites more than 1,200 leaders from the hedge fund and related financial services communities for a night of rock ‘n roll and acoustic music performed by industry professionals – to help ALTSO treat more children.
Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest started in 2004 with an industry-wide “call to instruments.” Musician response was so positive and immediate that the inaugural Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest was held on October 12, 2004 at Planet Hollywood in New York City. More than 50 musicians performed six hours of classic rock for a capacity crowd of 700 people. Generous donations from corporate sponsors and individuals helped ALTSO evaluate more than 150 children and provide them with prostheses and orthoses. This money also helped us establish local manufacturing infrastructure for the production of prosthetics in our pilot project in India, and provide training in New York and Boston for orthopedic professionals from India.
Now in its tenth year, Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest-New York City has been instrumental in enabling ALTSO to provide treatment to over 10,000 children around the world. In addition to our New York City event, we are proud to welcome the 2nd annual Rocktoberfest-Chicago into our Charitable Events Calendar.
The event has been covered by some of the world’s top media – including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Reuters, Financial Times, and Bloomberg – with media coverage increasing every year.
ROCK FOR A REASON AT ALTSO’s SIGNATURE HEDGE FUND ROCKTOBERFEST EVENTS
Whether you’re in The Big Apple or Chi-Town in Rocktober, party with us to change lives.
Spreading Our Mission Through Signature Displays
StudioBooth uses fashion lighting to capture everyone at their best. The camera can be triggered by guests or the on-hand photographer and the images are instantly displayed in high-resolution. High-quality prints can be made on-site and the StudioBooth iPad App lets guests share photos in real time via Email, Facebook and Twitter. Each StudioBooth activation is customized with branded overlays, effects and more. Special thanks to StudioBooth for their generous sponsorship of ALTSO’s 10th annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest.
GLOW To Level The Playing Field
Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest is not just an awesome night of rock ‘n’ roll but a chance to level the playing field for the children we serve. At Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest, attendees have the opportunity to purchase life-changing treatments for children with limb disabilities.
By showing your support you will receive a glow-stick (w/ string to be worn as a necklace) of the corresponding treatment color. Help us light up the night for children in need!
2013 Performances By
Big Dog Party
Mo’ Beta Blues Band
The Lifted Hits
The Maple Spark
The Wrong Boys
Meet the Event Committee
Beth Ann Deadmond
C. Mead Welles
Photos From Past Years
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OUR WORK THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
Since 2003, ALTSO has been partnering with local treatment providers in Africa, Asia and Latin America to bring free orthopedic care to children in need. Our staff travels to the field annually to oversee their work and to vet new opportunities. Learn about our approach, the partners we work with and the impact of our mission.