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!



February 15, 2018

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!

September 10, 2017

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...

August 14, 2017

We are happy to announce that Michelle Gurner Photography has stepped up to support ROCK4RV as the official event photographer. We are excited to have Michelle bring her distinctive style to The Warehouse 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

July 27, 2017

Fairfield County Orthodontics is the practice of Dr. Fernanda Marchi, one of the region’s most trusted and caring practitioners. Dr. Marchi and the Fairfield County Orthodontics staff strive to provide you with the highest quality and most affordable braces and orthodontic care around. Whether you’re an adult who wishes to get the smile you have always deserved or you’re a parent whose child require a warm and caring environment, Fairfield County Orthodontics is here to help. Our mission is to help you achieve the confident smile you’ve always dreamed you could have; all in a comfortable setting where you know you’re a...

July 10, 2017

Turnpike Spirit Shop has been serving it's customers for over 50 year years and it continues it's great tradition under new 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!

May 16, 2017

Attorney Augie Sevillano and his law practice at Cooper Sevillano take pride in their work and are proud to support their friends Simple Jim and the ROCK4RV cause. 

April 19, 2017

Want to experience a band that truly brings something different and exciting to the stage? If so… welcome to Hazzard County! Hazzard County is a six-piece Modern Country, high-energy party band looking to change the way you think about the sweet sounds of the South. Hazzard County features male and female lead vocals backed with sugary, multi-part harmonies, powerful and soulful guitars, an unbeatable high class backbone rhythm section, and a rockin’ musical swagger.

April 4, 2017

Katie Nyarady-Clymer - Managing Director of Greenwich, CT office states the firm is thrilled to support the cause and she is looking forward to attending the event!

March 29, 2017

Frank Perrouna - Music Director SOR Fairfield says "We are in!"

March 14, 2017

Nine years and counting!!!

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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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