This year marks the sixth anniversary of A Leg To Stand On’s annual benefit, Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest, being held at B.B. King Blues Club in New York on Thursday, October 8. This event unites a rapidly growing number of A Leg To Stand On supporters for a unique night of rock-and-roll performances by members of the hedge fund and financial communities.
Since 2004, Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest has proudly served as A Leg To Stand On’s signature fundraising benefit. Due in large part to the support received through this one night, A Leg To Stand On has been able to directly help over 3,000 children through the provision of free corrective surgeries and prosthetic and orthotic devices. An estimated 10,000 children have been helped through A Leg To Stand On’s training workshops, aimed at teaching innovative best-practices in orthopedic care to in-country medical providers.
During these difficult economic times which have affected many American citizens, corporations and non-profit organizations, please remember that there are approximately 140 million disabled children in the developing world who cannot even walk or feed themselves because of limb disabilities that we have the power to correct. These children continue to rely on A Leg To Stand On’s efforts to provide them with the physical capabilities to access the opportunities and self-esteem earned through education, work and mobility. In January of 2009, A Leg To Stand On committed to helping a total of 11 project partners in some of the world’s most impoverished countries: Haiti, Nigeria, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
Our hope is to help 1,000 children through our project partners but we need your help to do so. We urge you to participate in A Leg To Stand On’s Sixth Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest and thereby help level the playing field for 1,000 children in the developing world.
On behalf of the children we help, thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you at A Leg To Stand On’s Sixth Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest!
C. Mead Welles
Co-Founder and Chairman