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LGC’s charity quiz raises more than £500 to fund research into Parkinson’s Disease

23 Oct 2014
Tags:  Corporate
LGC employees put their brain power to the test on Thursday (16 October) at the company’s annual charity quiz to raise money for its charity of the year.
More than 100 staff members and friends battled in 17 teams to be crowned champions and avoid going home with the wooden spoon, raising £529.66 for the charitable cause. 
This year, LGC is fundraising for Tracking Parkinson’s, a global research project for the early diagnoses and cure of Parkinson’s disease. The five year project aims to speed up the search for a cure for Parkinson’s by finding 'biomarkers' -  small but measurable changes in the body that show the severity and progression of Parkinson's Disease.
At present there are no biomarkers for Parkinson's disease. Without biomarkers, Parkinson's cannot be accurately diagnosed or monitored. This is a real barrier to developing new treatments for the condition.
Melissa Hyde, co-chair of LGC’s Teddington fundraising team, said, “It was a great fun night and we are delighted that we raised so much money for such a good cause. We’d like to thank Silverball Leisure for providing the sound system free of charge and for our hosts, the Park Hotel, for donating a meal for two and bottle of wine as one of the prizes on the night.”