October 10, 2022
ALTSO’s 11th Annual Rocktoberfest-Chicago Goes Live Again This Thursday
Author: ALTSO Staff
A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO) is gearing up to rock for good across the United States. Up first, Rocktoberfest-Chicago on October 13th at City Winery where, after two years of virtual events, 500+ advocates will join together to celebrate 20,600+ children provided with free mobility care and raise critical funds to help those who still wait.
A beloved and eagerly anticipated event now in its eleventh year, Rocktoberfest-Chicago will unite some of the best known companies in Chicago as the event’s corporate sponsors, many of whom have been loyally supporting since day one, and others who are generously supporting for the first time this year.
"We are humbled by ALTSO’s mission and are thrilled to be sponsoring Rocktoberfest-Chicago," said Eric Harmon, CEO, at Trustwave, this year’s Exclusive WiFi Sponsor. "It is critical that we do our part to help improve the quality of life for children in need."
An event known for its good music as much as its incredible impact, a record 15 Chicago-based bands made up of leaders from the financial services industry will entertain with five hours of live music – featuring, ALTSO All Stars Chicago, Bad Dads, Blue Sky Highway, The OddsMakers, The Operators, and The Wrong Boys, on the main stage. You can meet all of the bands who are advocating for the cause, here. Donate a mobility treatment in their honor, here.
Dina Bair, an Emmy award-winning journalist who anchors for Chicago’s WGN Midday News, is returning to Rocktoberfest-Chicago stage to generously host the event for the eleventh year.
Rocktoberfest-Chicago will also feature ALTSO's signature fundraising campaign, GLOW. Attendees donate to provide a specific mobility treatment -- a pair of crutches, custom orthotic braces, Joshi prosthetic limb, or appropriately fitted wheelchair -- and receive a glowstick to light up the concert night. This year's GLOW campaign is generously sponsored by OCC.
OCC’s Chief Executive Officer John Davidson said, “OCC has been a proud sponsor of ALTSO’s Rocktoberfest-Chicago since 2015. We passionately believe that providing mobility to children living with limb disabilities has a transformative effect on their lives, and we are proud to continue to support ALTSO’s vital mission as this year’s Exclusive GLOW Sponsor."
Additional event activations include an inaugural merchandise store, featuring ALTSO’s iconic ‘Mobility is a human right’ designs and UPmovement socks, a photo booth sponsored by Belvedere Foundation, exclusive VIP Room tastings, and a silent auction with 60+ packages.
The Belvedere Foundation Committee Board said, "Belvedere Foundation is excited to once again be a part of ALTSO’s Rocktoberfest. This is a great organization we are proud to help support."
Additional Rocktoberfest-Chicago sponsors include ABN Amro, ARB Trading Group, Barchart, Cboe, CME Group, DV Trading, Eagle Seven Trading, Gate 39 Media, Open Bet, Shure, and Wedbush. Meet all of ALTSO’s generous corporate sponsors in Chicago.
Those looking to continue rocking should join ALTSO at its 19th Annual Rocktoberfest-New York on October 20th alongside corporate sponsors Arcesium, Clear Street, Cowen, FINTOP Capital, Fraunces Tavern, Globe Tax, ICE (exclusive Impact Installation Sponsor), Jacobs Asset Management, KBW, Morgan Stanley, Quanteam, Sandler Capital, SIA Partners, SteelEye (exclusive Photo Booth Sponsor), and Wells Fargo. Tickets are generously sponsored by Element Capital and on sale now here.