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Fragile X Fund Raiser At Fabric TONIGHT
John Doran , November 11th, 2010 05:26

Charity do by Quietus friends includes The Invisibles and Stricken City plus DJ sets from Micachu, NYPC, Everything Everything and The 2 Bears

Tonight at Fabric in London, there is a great line-up of indie, dance & rock, with some ace DJs all in order to raise money for the little understood Fragile X Syndrome.

Fragile X Syndrome is the most common genetic form of inherited mental impairment. There are 1.4 million people affected by this condition worldwide and 17.5 million people who carry the gene.

At the moment, Fragile X Syndrome doesn't have a high profile in the UK or worldwide, but we can change that. It’s vital we give researchers the opportunity to learn more about this condition and how the symptoms can be minimised and, ultimately, reversed.

All proceeds raised from the event will help fund The University of Edinburgh's major new centre for Fragile X Syndrome and Autism Research - this is the first UK Centre for Research into Fragile X Syndrome and related disorders.

To learn more about Fragile X and the event join the facebook group here. Tickets to the event are available directly from Fabric and also from HMV.

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