A Leg To Stand On’s (ALTSO’s) Rocktoberfest will celebrate its 13th anniversary in New York on October 27 at the Hard Rock Cafe, and its 5th anniversary in Chicago on October 6 at City Winery. As the charity’s signature fundraiser each year, these events will unite over 1,400 philanthropic leaders in New York and more than 500 in Chicago from the alternative investment and finance industries for a night of rock & roll and acoustic music, featuring over a dozen bands whose talented performers are also industry members. Rocktoberfest empowers vital programs that provide prosthetic limbs and corrective surgeries to children with limb disabilities in emerging market countries.
“ADM Investor Services is very excited to be sponsoring Rocktoberfest – Chicago for the first time,” said Kurt Johnson, Vice President Business Development. “We are delighted to support the noble mission of A Leg To Stand On and join our industry friends for a great night in celebration of ALTSO’s mission.”
In addition to ADM Investment Services, sponsors for the events in October already include: ABN Amro, Back In The Game Therapy, BNP Paribas, Broadridge, CBOE, CME Group, Cortland Capital, Cowen Prime Services, Credit Suisse, Eurex, Felice, GlobeTax, Intercontinental Exchange, JAM Partners, Lyxor Asset Management, MKP Capital, NASDAQ, OCC, Quant Team, Sandler Capital, SociétéGénérale, Talan LLC, and Wedbush.
“ALTSO continues to be deeply grateful for the unwavering support from our sponsors, attendees and the New York and Chicago finance and business communities,” said C. Mead Welles, founder of hedge fund Octagon Asset Management. Welles founded ALTSO in 2002 with Dr. Dinesh Patel Chief of Arthroscopic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and is an Associate Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School.
The net proceeds raised at these events will be allocated to ALTSO’s programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Each year, ALTSO receives requests for nearly 4,000 treatments and the proceeds from Rocktoberfest events directly determine the number of children that will be registered for treatment in 2017. Since its inception ALTSO has provided treatment to more than 15,000 children in 20 countries. To learn more please visit altso.org.