Rock Against Dystrophy brings together a passionate and socially conscious young generation to support the work of The Muscular Dystrophy Association.
We make this happen by producing and presenting Rock and Metal concerts throughout the New York City area. Our events feature many of the area's most popular bands and performers.
While a lot of people might think this is an unusual combination, Rock Against Dystrophy's events prove that the fans of Rock and Metal believe that all children deserve the attention and dedication which will one day ensure that they have long and healthy lives. Until that day gets here, Rock Against Dystrophy will call on the Rock and Metal community to join us in this mission.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from Rock Against Dystrophy's events go to The Muscular Dystrophy Association, their research projects and patient care services. Click here to learn more about MDA.
What We've Done
Rock Against Dystrophy has presented concerts and other events at venures including
- Cha Cha's in Coney Island
- The Trash Bar in Brooklyn
- The Old Carriage Inn
We've also been spotlighted during the New York City segments of The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.
Who We Are
John "Turbo" Shatesky Jr. and Josh "Jay Scorpion" Shatesky are the co-founders of Rock Against Dystrophy. Even though these brothers live their lives with a neuromuscular disease (spinal muscle atrophy), it has never stopped them from acting upon their dedication to the work of The Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Their appearances on the annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day MDA Telethon since the mid-1980's has grown into an active effort of their own to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association in the battle against the over 40 nuromuscular diseases the organization focuses on.