Why supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Italian League (LIFC)
Cystic Fibrosis is one of the most common genetic disease in the country. In Italy every week 4 babies are born with this disease and in total it is estimated that there are about 6,000 patients; of these approximately 50% are 18 years old or older and the life expectancy for a child born today is 40 years.
CF is a multi-system disease that affects multiple organs and causes a variety of problems (frequent lung infections, pneumonia, infertility, severe intestinal disorders and much more), especially for the respiratory system. Often in order to survive organ transplants may be needed, even at a young age. The sport and the use of exercise bikes are among the activities recommended by doctors to relieve the symptoms of the desease (that’s why the project is called “Ride for a Breath“).
Tuscany LIFC continues his struggle, often against the indifference of the population, to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. That is why #RideForaBreath has the purpose of:
Did you know that the song “I LIVED” by OneRepublic is inspired by the difficult lives of children with cystic fibrosis? Watch this exciting VIDEO, listen to his words and you will understand why it is worth helping us fighting it:
From Florence (Italy) to Finisterre (Spain) by bike
Saturday, June 17 2017 at 10 am they will depart from pediatric hospital Meyer, Florence (Italy). The route will touch then the cities listed alongside. Contact us for more details about the route.
Share the official hashtag #RideForaBreath
Are you a journalist, a press agent or you have a crazily crowded Facebook community? Spread the project and engage people. Contact us for an interview or download our press material to write and tell Ride for a Breath. Solidarity is viral!
For more information about the project, sponsorship or details about the journey call us or write us: