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The Gaem Foundation organizes the 2nd edition of the benefit concert Esclerock

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The Gaem Foundation organizes the 2nd edition of the benefit concert Esclerock

Next October 27, Esclerock 2010, the second edition of the benefit concert that is periodically organized by the GAEM Foundation, located at the Barcelona Science Park, will be held at the Luz de Gas club in Barcelona, with the objective of disseminating information on multiple sclerosis and raising funds for research projects in cell therapy, such as the Tolervit Ms and the Oligorep Em projects. The initiative has the support of the La Caixa Social Welfare programme, La Balear, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona, Apadrina Un Artista and Cadena Movitel.

This year, the lineup consists of new bands composed of young people who are breaking into the current music scene, such as the Victor ElectriK Band, Lidia Guevara, Lucas Masciano, La Porta dels Somnis and Monica Green. Writer Matthew Tree, Catalunya Radio journalist Xavier Graset, presenter Ainhoa Arbizu and actress Roser Tapias will participate in the event as Masters of ceremony. The funds raised, once the expenses generated by the concert are defrayed, will be wholly allocated to research projects that aim to find a cure for multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and inflammatory neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system that reduces mobility and can lead to disability in more severe cases. Its onset occurs in young people between the ages of 20-40 years and is the second leading cause of disability in the youngest adults after road traffic accidents. In Spain there are approximately 40,000 affected individuals, of whom 6,000 are found in Catalonia, and there are 2,500,000 diagnosed cases.

The GAEM Foundation (Group of Individuals Affected by Multiple Sclerosis) is an independent non-profit organization that aims to raise funds to carry out medical research projects in the hopes of finding solutions for multiple sclerosis. The organization also provides support to people living with this disease, their families and their friends, and aids in the occupational reinsertion of patients. The core of the organization was created in 2003 by a group of individuals who had multiple sclerosis, their families and their friends, who believed their interests, were not reflected in other existing organizations and foundations. The GAEM Foundation has the support of 200 members throughout Spain, most of them residents of Catalonia. The president of GAEM is Vicens Oliver Muñiz and the vice-president is Fernando Albericio, general director of the Barcelona Science Park.

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