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As every year at this time, Eroski launches the Mide Sonrisas campaign to raise funds for 14 third sector organizations working with children in the Balearic Islands.
A consolidated tradition
Eroski has been running this campaign for 10 years, having already distributed almost €500,000.00 to different entities of the third sector in the Balearic Islands, including the Respiralia Foundation.
The Respiralia Foundation has presented the project Education equals Health in Cystic Fibrosis, with which we want to give tools to children with Cystic Fibrosis to learn to manage the treatment of their disease without excessive dependence on our team of professionals.
The campaign Mide Sonrisas of Eroski consists of the sale of a ruler-calendar-bookmark with three different designs at € 1.00 per unit. They are on sale in each of the Eroski supermarkets in the Balearic Islands, making them a perfect gift to leave on the Christmas tree.
Each organization will receive €3,500.00, so the Respiralia Foundation will be able to offer 166 training sessions in the technique of autogenous drainage, inhaled therapy, reeducation to effort and hygiene measures.
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.