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ALTSO Hosts Record-Breaking Rocktoberfest in Chicago

A Leg To Stand On’s (ALTSO’s) 6th annual fundraiser held in Chicago on October 5th hosted a record 500 attendees, sponsors and raised over $145,000 to kick of the first of their two annual Rocktoberfest events.

"Wedbush is thrilled to be involved as a supporter, sponsor, and band at ALTSO's Rocktoberfest events this year," said Kirsten Fraunces, Co-Head of Equities at Wedbush Securities. "We look forward to a great night on behalf of ALTSO's important mission."

ALTSO Rocktoberfest events will host more than 50 companies from the alternative investments, finance and related services industries for a special night of rock & roll and acoustic music, alongside Wedbush are lead sponsors CGI, PAAMCO, Back In The Game Therapy, CME Group, Element Capital, ICE, Wells Fargo Securities, Arthur J. Gallagher, BlackRock, Gresham Tech, Sia Partners, Bank of America - Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, Gartland & Mellina, Jacobs Asset Management, Sociètè Gènèrale, Talan LLC, Tourmalet Advisors and dozens more, which you can view here.

“We’re honored to again be a part of ALTSO’s Rocktoberfest event and to support such a worthy cause. We’re thrilled that Six Floors Under – a band of Societe Generale employees – will raise more money than any band in the history of Rocktoberfest, and we know that every dollar will be well spent,” said Slawomir Krupa, CEO, SG Americas.

For over a decade, Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest has gathered colleagues, friends, current and prospective clients for what has been recognized as one of the most unique, highly anticipated and effective events in the charitable and finance sectors. The 14th anniversary event in New York and 6th anniversary in Chicago celebrate the continued mission of ALTSO, the incredible kindness of sponsors and attendees, and the 16,000 children treated to date.

During Rocktoberfest-NYC ALTSO will be highlighting The Joshi Collection, its new initiative to provide the highest quality of care ever offered to their patients, while maintaining an average cost to ALTSO of only $250 per prosthetic limb. The limbs themselves, designed by ALTSO’s director of programs, AJ Warco, and manufactured in Gujarat, India will be on display for event-goers to see first hand.

The net proceeds raised at the event will be allocated to ALTSO's 10 programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Since C. Mead Welles of Octagon Asset Management's founding in 2002 with Dr. Dinesh Patel, Chief of Arthroscopic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, ALTSO has provided treatment to more than 16,000 children in 20 countries. For more information on the charity or events, please visit ALTSO's website at

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