On the 25th of September a part of the Lantimar team went running in favour of Cystic Fibrosis. We supported the Respiralia Foundation, which has been working for this group of sufferers since 2006. Read on to find out all the details.
We celebrated the XIII Kilómetros solidarios against Cystic Fibrosis. Almost 600 participants ran in this solidarity race the 5 kilometres set by the organisers around Palma’s Portixol. A huge orange tide to give visibility to the disease.
More participants with cystic fibrosis
One of the major milestones of this new edition has been the participation of 11 people with fibrosis, who have run all the kilometres and finished the race satisfactorily, helped by the new medication that has been obtained.
One of the participants has a lung transplant and was able to happily complete the race. Everyone’s support is essential in order to be able to continue research and offer new solutions to those affected.
Recognition of support and loyalty
At the end of the race, the organisers wanted to recognise the involvement and dedication of some of the participants. One of them has run 40 km so that his T-shirt could be seen by more people, and not only on this occasion, but he has repeated it in the last eight editions.
Another mention charged with emotion and affection was that of Joanet, a 5-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis who managed to gather 167 people in his team.
Lantimar: aid and commitment
To keep moving forward we must commit ourselves to our society and the people who are part of it. At Lantimar we are very clear about this and we are committed to the Respiralia Foundation. On this occasion we have supported the race not only by participating but also by making a financial contribution to the organisation of the event.
The help of many more people and companies is needed to make progress and help people with illnesses to have a better life on a day-to-day basis.
Cystic fibrosis and Respiralia
Cystic fibrosis is a chronic and degenerative inherited disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs, digestive system and other organs of the body. Although the Balearic Cystic Fibrosis Association was created in 1989, the Respiralia Foundation was founded in 2006 for its motivation to be from the first day none other than to improve the services for the treatment of this incurable and serious disease.
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