"ALTSO's Rocktoberfest events are recognized as some of the most unique, highly anticipated and effective events in the charitable and finance sectors"
What It's All About
ALTSO provides free life-changing prosthetic limbs, orthotic braces, and appropriately fitted wheelchairs to children living with untreated limb disabilities in the developing world - at an average cost of only $250 per child. We are proud to stand by our patients providing continual treatment through the age of 21 meaning every CoolKid can Grow Up ALTSO. This ensures each ALTSO patient has the opportunity to gain the education and vocational skills needed to become independent and self-sufficient.
The average ALTSO family earns approximately $3 a day, and lives approximately 3 miles from the nearest school. There is no access to transportation so without the ability to walk or move independently, they simply can't go to school. Without an education, they are unlikely to ever get a job, to sustain themselves, to have a family. This is the reality for a child with an untreated limb disability in the developing world.
For ALTSO's CoolKids, mobility is more than movement. Mobility is access to education, future employment and the chance to life self-sufficiently. Mobility is hope, dignity and independence.
ALTSO Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest-NYC will celebrate its 16th anniversary this year alongside Chicago's 8th and London’s 2nd anniversaries. More than 2,750 professionals from the alternative investment and related financial service industries will unite in these three cities for a night of rock & roll and acoustic music to benefit ALTSO's mission and the more than 18,000 CoolKids treated to date.
Growing Up ALTSO is knowing that as each ALTSO CoolKid navigates life from toddler to teen and beyond, they will be covered by ALTSO’s support through the age of 21.
Rock For Good
16 years ago a handful of musicians played a few sets at a local bar - now the financial industry rocks with more 2,500 people in 3 major financial centers and 2 counties, all in honor of ALTSO’s CoolKids.
Interested in becoming a Rocktoberfest Sponsor? Complete the form below and an ALTSO team member will be in touch within 72 hours. In the meantime, check out our sponsors in the 2018 Rock Recap.
From globally recognized corporations to leading hedge funds, ALTSO is sponsored by companies committed to leveling the playing field for children with limb disabilities. View 2018 sponsors.
Interested in getting your company involved? Contact Us.
2018 Press Coverage
ALTSO's Rocktoberfest has been covered by some of the world’s top media, with event coverage and sponsorship recognition increasing every year. Interested in getting your company involved? Contact us.
NYC Committee Members
Huge thanks to our committee who make this event and its impact possible.
Arzu Gedik, Alper Ince, Bill Maher, Brian Harrison, Christine Colaco, Christopher Caruso, David Chong, David Traverso, Donna Mangubat, Doug Newsome, Esther Song, Frank Carr, Gabrielle Guttman, Greg Dabal, Heather Balke, Imogen Rose-Smith, Koma Gandy Fischbein, Mark Greenberg, Mitch Ackles, Ray McKenzie, Reshma Patel, Richard Hansen, Christina Lawrence, James Pacetti
Check out our signature Rocktoberfest event recaps from previous years.