August 5, 2020
Charity A Leg To Stand On Announces Virtual Rocktoberfest for 2020
Author: ALTSO Staff
Rocktoberfest events held in London, Chicago, & NYC will combine for one major virtual event Rocking For Good in support of the ALTSO's mission and COVID-19 Relief Fund.
New York based non-profit A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO) announced today that it will be hosting this year’s London, Chicago, & New York Rocktoberfest fundraising events via one combined virtual event on October 22nd, 2020, gathering supporters virtually from around the globe. The event will be held from 7pm to 9pm EST and is open to the public to register and attend.
ALTSO’s Virtual Rocktoberfest, as done at the historic in-person events, will feature bands made up of leaders from the financial services and hedge fund industries for a night of rock ‘n roll. The event brings together colleagues, clients, friends, and family in honor of ALTSO’s mission to provide free, high-quality prosthetic limbs, orthotic devices, and appropriately fitted wheelchairs to children in emerging market countries. This year’s event will also raise critical funding for the organization’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Recognized as one of the most unique and effective events in the philanthropic and alternative investment industries, Rocktoberfest rockers have helped transform the lives of nearly 20,000 CoolKids around the globe. Executive Director Gabriella Mueller-Evrard notes that, “We knew that we can not let the shift in our ability to safely gather prevent us from rocking for good and bringing life-changing treatment, and the necessary PPE to do so, to children whose families earn less than $3 a day, on average. Our responsibility to those we serve has never been more critical.”
ALTSO’s COVID-19 Relief Fund was launched in order to provide much needed sanitizing equipment and PPE to their patients, and program providers. “It was important that we never made our CoolKids compromise between choosing their health or their mobility,” said AJ Warco, ALTSO’s Director of Programs.
ALTSO's Virtual Rocktoberfest 2020 will be an interactive rock concert, open to all to attend and family friendly, all while raising funds funds for ALTSO's CoolKids.
The virtual spin on the charity’s signature event will be generously hosted pro-bono by virtual events platform Afterparty, and will feature interactive elements like a GIF-making photo booth presented by long-time sponsor PhotoBooth, family friendly trivia & games, and, of course, amazing rock music by ALTSO’s advocates! 100% of the night’s net proceeds will benefit ALTSO’s CoolKids through their programs in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Pakistan, Somaliland, and Uganda. You can visit The Community to read stories about ALTSO’s beneficiaries, editorials from the mission’s advocates, and keep up to date on Virtual Rocktoberfest news.
Save the date and add the event to your calendar by simply clicking here. The event registration page will be live in the coming weeks by visiting www.altso.org/rocktoberfest.
Performance time slots for bands and musicians, as well as exclusive sponsorship packages are now available!
There are a limited number of performance slots and a number of unique sponsorship packages available now. For more information on either performing at ALTSO’s Virtual Rocktoberfest or ways that your company can sponsor, contact Gabriella Mueller-Evrard at firstname.lastname@example.org.