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One more year, Eroski Baleares and its solidarity smile collaborates in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis. The campaign “Mide Sonrisas” raises € 3,500.00 for each of the 14 participating entities.
Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis
With this contribution, the Respiralia Foundation will offer 116 treatment sessions to children with Cystic Fibrosis, within the program Education equals Health in Cystic Fibrosis.
Eroski and its tradition of solidarity
For more than 10 years, Eroski Baleares’ Mide Sonrisas campaign has collaborated with organizations that work to improve the quality of life of children with special needs.
A line of continuity
Alfredo Herráez, director of Eroski Baleares, thanked Eroski’s customers for the solidarity shown with their donations for this solidarity campaign and expressed his intention to continue collaborating with these organizations to help children, highlighting the great work they do.
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.