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Charity A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) 12th Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Author: News Release


Charity A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) 12th Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC

Raised Nearly $500k To Help Children With Limb Disabilities In The Developing World


Close To 1,400 Tri-State Finance Executives Joined Forces Last Thursday To Rock Out And Raise Funds In Support Of ALTSO’s Mission To Provide Free Orthopedic Care To Children In Africa, Asia And Latin America


400 Midwest Industry Leaders Will Unite To Empower ALTSO At The 4th Annual Rocktoberfest - Chicago This Thursday, October 22 At City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph Street In Chicago

NEW YORK and CHICAGO - October 19, 2015 - One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Industry leaders and gifted musicians performed live rock and roll and acoustic music at Capitale to raise funds for ALTSO, which provides free treatment to children who have lost their limbs in traumatic accidents or suffer from congenital disabilities. The 4th Annual Rocktoberfest - Chicago will take place this Thursday October 22 at City Winery will unite approximately 400 Midwest industry executives in further support of ALTSO’s mission.  


“The kindness and generosity of our sponsors, industry executives and volunteers has already made it possible for ALTSO to transform the lives of over 13,500 children in 20 countries since the charity’s inception. Our 12th Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest last week in New York, and our 4th Annual Rocktoberfest this Thursday in Chicago, will enable us to treat nearly 2,000 more children with limb disabilities in the developing world next year. I continue to be grateful to all of ALTSO’s wonderful rock stars,” said C. Mead Welles, founder of hedge fund Octagon Asset Management in New York. 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.


“100% of the net proceeds raised at the Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest events in New York, and later this week in Chicago, will be allocated to ALTSO's life changing programs in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Societe Generale is proud to join with our peers throughout the finance industry to empower ALTSO’s vital mission of providing kids who suffer from congenital disabilities, or have lost their limbs in traumatic accidents, with free access to prosthetic limbs, orthotic devices, mobility aids, corrective surgery and rehabilitation,” said Francois Barthelemy, Head of Global Capital Markets for the Americas of Societe Generale.


Rocktoberfest 2015 sponsors include CME Group, Drury Capital, Societe Generale, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), Lyxor Asset Management, Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo, Trading Technologies, EY, Cowen Prime Services, Back In The Game Therapy, Felice, Globe Tax, INTL FCStone, KPMG, MKP Capital, Talan, RFA (Richard Fleischman & Associates), Broadridge, ABN Amro Clearing, CBOE, Eurex Exchange, NASDAQ, Geneva Trading, Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) and others.


To register for Rocktoberfest - Chicago this Thursday, October 22 please click here. For more information on the charity, watch this 2014 recap video and visit ALTSO's website at altso.org.



A Leg To Stand On ("ALTSO") is a non-profit organization providing free orthopedic care including prosthetic limbs, orthotic devices, mobility aids, corrective surgery and rehabilitative care to children in the developing world. Its mission is to offer children who have lost their limbs in traumatic accidents or suffer from congenital disabilities the physical capabilities to access the opportunities and self-esteem earned through education, work and mobility.




For organizational and media inquiries, please contact: Gabriella Mueller; Executive Director, 212.683.8805, gmueller@altso.org or: Mitch Ackles; Hedge Fund PR; 646.657.9230; mitch@hedgefundpr.net



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