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Caixabank bets on sports in CF with a grant of €8,000.00 from the “la Caixa” Foundation to the Respiralia Foundation.
For a correct treatment of Cystic Fibrosis, several pillars are necessary: medication, a healthy and hypercaloric diet and respiratory physiotherapy combined with endurance exercices.
Sports in CF
The “la Caixa” Foundation, through representatives of Caixabank in the Balearic Islands, has granted a grant of € 8,000.00 to the project of social integration of people with Cystic Fibrosis through sport of the Respiralia Foundation. As it has been seen in informative capsules, the improvement experienced by the users of this program are very noticeable.
Greater social integration
Improving their physical condition allows people with Cystic Fibrosis to be able to perform daily activities that they could not do before. We are talking about going shopping, dancing at a family celebration, climbing stairs, etc., thus normalizing the lives of these people.
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.
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.