ALTSO's signature Rocktoberfest events unite more than 2,000 leaders from the hedge fund and finance industries for a night of rock & roll and acoustic music performed by key players in the hedge fund industry to help ALTSO treat children suffering from limb disabilities.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
ALTSO's 12th Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest-NYC drew a crowd from some of the world's most respected financial institutions expected, and strong support from major corporate, beverage and media sponsors. The event's lineup of rock & roll and acoustic acts spotlighted hedge fund industry leaders, whose performances raised critical funds for ALTSO's children. 100% of the net proceeds raised through corporate sponsorships, ticket sales and ALTSO's GLOW campaign will benefit ALTSO's life-changing medical programs in 2016.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
ALTSO’s fourth Annual Rocktoberfest-Chicago drew a crowd of nearly 500 attendees from the Chicago financial services community. Industry leaders performed rock & roll sets to raise funds for ALTSO’s children who are suffering from limb disabilities. The event's lineup of rock & roll acts spotlighted finance industry leaders, whose performances raised critical funds for ALTSO's children. 100% of the net proceeds raised through corporate sponsorships, ticket sales and ALTSO's GLOW campaign will benefit ALTSO’s life-changing medical programs in 2016.
16-month old Refan was riding in his mother's arms on the back of a motorbike when they suddenly crashed. His mother's sarong had gotten caught in the rear wheel, forcing them violently to the ground and severing Refan's right leg.Since his accident, altso has provided Refan with free prosthetic limbs and rehabilitation he needs to walk to school, play with his friends and enjoy a normal childhood.
Rocktoberfest musicians, sponsors and attendees have been instrumental in enabling ALTSO to treat more than 13,000 children around the world, giving them not only the ability to walk - many for the first time - but all of the opportunities mobility offers, including access to education and the tools to live a self-sufficient life.
ALTSO's Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest started in 2004 with an industry-wide 'call to instruments’. Musicians' 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 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. The funds raised 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 twelfth year, Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest-nyc has been instrumental in enabling ALTSO to provide treatment to more than 13,000 children around the world. In addition to our New York City event, we are proud to welcome the fourth Annual Rocktoberfest-Chicago into our events calendar.
* Committee Co-chairs (CHI)
** Music Committee Co-Chairs (NYC)
Koma Gandy Fischbein**