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!



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 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! 

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...

March 18, 2019

Tito's believes that they are meant to make the world a better place. Tito's gives to local and national charities supporting disaster relief, the environment, military and veterans, healthcare and medical research, food and beverage industry workers, arts and culture organizations, the LGBTQ community, the environment, and the truest form of love on the planet: our pets.

August 18, 2018

One Chance Media provides innovative photo and video experiences that create shareable and lasting memories.  Whether you’re seeking a loyal customer base for your new product or trying to say thank you to some meaningful people, they make it happen.

Their services have traveled all over the country, from Miami to Seattle, Boston to LA. Clients count on them to deliver on their promise of seamless, professional, and dazzling experiences that make them stand out. The endless possibilities of customizations and branding have allowed clients to gain traction in their industry and provide guests the worthy apprecia...

August 7, 2018

Alene's Ice Cream provides ice cream and other frozen treats to the residents of Fairfield, CT and its neighboring towns. Special thanks to Alene Sabados for her support.

August 1, 2018

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 for the 2nd year in a row! 

June 23, 2018

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!

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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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