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The neighborhood of El Toro raises 773,95 € with the raffle of a very supportive Christmas hamper at the Bar Med 54, in favor of the project “Reforesta Mallorca. Plant a tree, donate oxygen”.
A very supportive clientele
Thanks to Stella Fuentes, Sasha Rea and Brett Wiles, the project “Reforesta Mallorca. Plant a tree, donate oxygen” has new sponsors. Clients of the Bar Med 54 in El Toro (Calviá) showed their solidarity with the project by participating in the raffle of a solidarity Christmas basket.
Philanthropy in Anglo-Saxon culture
The Respiralia Group has been fortunate to have the support, for years, of the Anglo-Saxon society that resides in Mallorca. Philanthropy is something very well established in the Anglo-Saxon culture, so its people are always willing to join charitable causes.
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic, serious and degenerative disease that to date has no cure.
It mainly affects the respiratory, digestive, reproductive and sweat glands.
The treatment for Cystic Fibrosis includes antibiotherapy, a healthy and hypercaloric nutrition and respiratory physiotherapy combined with endurance exercises.
Currently, more than 2000 mutations are known in the gene that is defective in people with Cystic Fibrosis, although only about 150 mutations are described as causing the disease.
Statistics show that 1 in 5,000 people in Spain has Cystic Fibrosis (1 in 6,400 in the Balearic Islands) and 1 in 35 people is a carrier of a gene that causes the disease (1 in 40 in the Balearic Islands).
In the Balearic Islands there are 76 known diagnosed cases, but statistics speak of between 85 and 90 possible cases.
The awareness project of the Respiralia Foundation aims to raise awareness of this disease in order to discover those cases of people who have Cystic Fibrosis but have not yet been diagnosed.