FABRIC4X is a fund raising event to help raise money and awareness for 'Fragile X Syndrome'. A collection of musicians have kindly agreed to waiven their fees, and perform or DJ at the event which is being held at fabric, on 11th November 2010.
Fragile X Syndrome is the most common genetic form of inherited mental impairment. There are 1.4 million people affected by Fragile X Syndrome worldwide and 17.5 million people who carry the Fragile X Syndrome gene. Both males and females, from all races and ethnic groups are affected worldwide.
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 Fragile X Syndrome and Autism, 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
The FABRIC4X event follows other fundraising initiatives organised to support research into Fragile X Syndrome. These started with a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro in 2008, called Kili4X (meaning Kilimanjaro for FragileX). The same group of fundraisers are keeping the awareness building and fundraising on-going, by undertaking a road trip from London to Timbuktu,across the Western Sahara. This trip will take place in January 2011 and is named Sahara4X. FABRIC4X organisers are keen to support these efforts by creating a live music event which will sit alongside these initiatives.