since 2008

They say that music heals through its language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for this cause. Composed of a group of inspirational musicians and skillful performers, the artists behind ROCK4RV have donated their time and talents to raise funding to find a cure for CJD, a rare and fatal brain disease that took the life of Robert (Bob) Vitanza in 2008. Bob was a great man who positively affected the lives of many. Since 2009, this annual concert has raised enough funding for CJD research to become the record holder for the largest individual fundraising drive in the 25 year history of the CJD Foundation.
Please explore the site, join the experience and make a difference!

About CJD and the Cause

2019 Fundraising Drive

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is a rare, rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disease, one of several Prion Diseases caused by prion proteins that misfiled in the brain.  There is no treatment or cure and the disease is invariably fatal.
The Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation (CJDF) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization founded in 1984 with the mission to support families affected by Prion Disease, raise awareness, and support medical education and research.  

We are coordinating the 11th annual fundraising drive in memory of Robert (Bob) Vitanza, who was taken by Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) in 2008. All funds raised will be donated directly to the CJD Foundation Inc (CJDF) (, a 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to supporting individuals and families affected by this rare and fatal brain disease. Please join us on the path to find a cure by making a tax deductible donation.

Similar to prior years, and thanks to the generous support of the bands listed below, the 2019 campaign will culminate in the 11th Annual “ROCK4RV” CJD Benefit Concert in Bob's memory on Saturday, September 21, 2019. All funds raised at the event will also be donated directly to the CJDF. Please join us for this rock-and-roll celebration of Bob’s life!

Please also feel free to spread the word and thank you for your continued support and generosity!



September 5, 2019

“For over 40 years, I have had the pleasure of working with some of the best clients and design teams in the industry, and as such, I have learned first and foremost, we are in a service business. Attention to detail and innovative solutions to complex logistics is the only way to provide the exceptional service that our caliber of clients expect. It’s our name on the door so we must exemplify the highest quality, period.” - Larry Petretti, President & Founder


  • Understand the issues that are important: customer satisfaction, speed-to-market, cost certaint...

September 5, 2019

Not only does Balise Hyundai of Fairfield offer an awesome array of excellent new Hyundai and Genesis models on location, but they also have a huge inventory of used cars at their dealership as well. When you select the perfect model for your automotive needs, their finance team will work with you to find the best way to make you a car owner. Once you're an owner, Balise Hyundai of Fairfield is still there to help you have the best experience possible. Their customers love their on-site car service and maintenance staff and department, where highly trained technicians use the best equipment and only certified Hyundai pa...

July 26, 2019

Turnpike Spirit Shop has been serving it's customers for over 50 year years and it continues it's great tradition under current owner Parag Patel. 

Turnpike Spirit Shop specializes In vintage wines but still has the value bottles sought after daily. They also offer over 200 craft beers as part of their selection! Please check them out for all of your beer, wine and spirits needs!

Thank you Parag for your all of your support over the years!

July 13, 2019

We are happy to announce that Michelle Gurner Photography has stepped up again to support ROCK4RV as the official event photographer. We are excited to have Michelle bring her distinctive style to The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company and capture the moments and the memories for all involved!

Michelle services the local and tri-state areas doing photo shoots for infants, children, families, maternity, engagement, head shots, school portraits and, of course, events & fun stuff like ROCK4RV! 

Check her out on Facebook at or on her web site at www.michellegurnerphotogra...

July 9, 2019

Special thanks to Al DiGuido and Saugatuck Sweets Fairfield for supporting the ROCK4RV cause as a Venue Sponsor! Al does a lot for the community and we are honored to have him supporting our cause! Check out his awesome shops in Fairfield and Westport! 

July 4, 2019

1 Wild Night has been wowing Bon Jovi fans and building a loyal following in the New York Tri-State area since 2013. Featuring look- and sound-alike lead singer Alex Barbieri as "Jon Bon Jovi", the band also includes pro musicians: keyboardist MJ, guitarist Marc Amendola, drummer Rob Servedio, and bassist Pete Ruello. All five have decades of experience performing live at bars, clubs and theaters. They sing and harmonize live (no backing tracks), use top-of-the-line equipment, are responsible and business-minded—and bonus—they’re nice guys, too. You’ll hear all the Bon Jovi classics including their break out single “Run...

June 5, 2019

When asked if the School of Rock Fairfield All-Stars want to participate in ROCK4RV again this year, Frank Perrouna - Music Director said "Indeed we would, You guys rule!"

April 16, 2019

Considered "the Godfathers of Connecticut cover bands", Simple Jim brings you all the best classic and modern rock with high energy and intensity. They like it loud and so will you!

We are proud to have them lead the charge of bands to support our cause!

April 4, 2019

The Siegfried Group is a proud repeat sponsor for the ROCK4RV cause! 

The Siegfried Group, is a leading, national CPA firm that helps financial executives with effective leadership and successful execution. They provide Leadership Advisory services that allow financial executives to better enhance clarity, prioritization, and innovation. They also offer talent delivery services, matching those leaders with the high-potential financial talent needed to execute initiatives. Siegfried's Professionals’ unique intangibles shine as they work with the best leaders on their most important work creating extraordinary value....

April 3, 2019

For nearly 40 years, Newtex has been a pioneer and leading global producer of high temperature materials and engineered solutions for thermal management and fire protection. Headquartered in Rochester, New York, Newtex is an ISO 9001:2015 certified, vertically integrated manufacturer of an impressive portfolio of textiles and fabricated systems for insulation and fire containment. Globally recognized textile brands include ZetexPlus®, Z-Flex®, and Z-Block™. Newtex is a minority owned, veteran-managed business that has served the US Military and leading global industries since 1978. Newtex products are proudly made in th...

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Thanks to the generous support of our bands, the 2019 fundraising campaign will culminate in the

11th Annual ROCK4RV Benefit Concert.


September 21, 2019

Fairfield Theatre Company

The Warehouse

Fairfield, CT

5-11PM | All Ages






Want to learn more about ROCK4RV, The CJD Foundation or upcoming events? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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