Run with us for breath! EBIS as a partner of the event
2019-05-14 News

Run with us for breath! EBIS as a partner of the event


On May 19 2019, in Wołowice, near Kraków, “The Piast Race for Breath” will begin. The aim of this event is to help people suffering from cystic fibrosis - the most common rare disease in Poland. EBIS had the pleasure to become a partner of this event.

Why did we get involved in this project?

Cystic fibrosis is a severe genetic disease that destroys the entire body. It impairs the work of all organs that have mucous glands. As a result, it most often affects the functioning of the digestive and respiratory tract, in particular, the lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas and intestines. It is one of the most common genetic diseases in the world, especially among Europeans.

Both the length and quality of life of patients depend to a large extent on their access to the latest generation of medicines and effective rehabilitation. Such procedures require specialist equipment. The aim of “The Piast Race for Breath” is to collect funds necessary for its purchase and support in financing the necessary medicines.

By becoming a partner of the event, EBIS wants to support people suffering from cystic fibrosis and contribute to raising public awareness of the difficulties that people with cystic fibrosis have to face on a daily basis.

Organizers and sponsors

The organizers of the race are the Czernichów Commune, the Piast-Farmina Sports Club and the Polish Society for the Fight against Cystic Fibrosis. The event is also promoted by the patients themselves, their families and friends, hoping to raise awareness of the specificity of this disease among others.

It is worth mentioning that the ambassador of the race is Jagna Marczułajtis-Walczak, a fourteen-time gold medallist of the snowboarding, and Andrzej Grabowski, a well-known and popular actor, as a guest of honour.

During the race, you will also be able to take part in the accompanying event “You don't run? Come!”. It is a family picnic, with attractions planned, competitions, DJ and music band performances. So, it is worth to come with your whole family, spend a nice time in nature and support people suffering from cystic fibrosis.

For more information on the run, please visit the website:

http://piastowskibieg.ptwm.org.pl/