We're Eiramaniacs and we're here to stir up some awareness.
Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. In the lungs, mucus clogs the airways and traps germs, leading to infections, inflammation and respiratory failure. When a group of parents started the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 1955, there were no treatments for cystic fibrosis. Children rarely lived past kindergarten. Thanks to the dedication of this foundation, people with CF are reaching milestones previously unheard of. However, there is still no cure.
Eira (pronounced eye-rah) is a smart, spunky little girl who happens to have cystic fibrosis. As her caregivers, family and friends, we are dedicated to doing our part to support the continued development of more effective treatment.
If it were not for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, we would not have the hope we have for Eira's future. Therapies available today are the direct result of the Foundation's efforts. We believe there WILL be a cure for CF someday.
There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis, who struggle every day just to breathe. We walk for them. Will you join us? To become a member of our team, just click on the "Join our Team" button. From there, you can make a donation and start fundraising.
Please consider a donation in support of our team and help us add tomorrows for ALL living with cystic fibrosis.
**If you wish to select a gift from our online 3d print catalog: Upon checking out, simply enter the product code and your shipping address in the field "personal email message." The catalog can be found @eiramaniacs_3dprints on Instagram.
Important note on Attendance at Foundation Events:
Infections can exacerbate CF symptoms and worsen lung function, so we ask attendees at Foundation-sponsored events to observe the following best practices to reduce the risk of germ transmission:
Regularly wash hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Maintain a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection.
To further reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation’s attendance policy recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times while attending an outdoor Foundation-sponsored event. All Great Strides walks are non-smoking events.