breathe wyOMing is a 5k & yoga event in Casper Wyoming on Saturday June 17, 2017. All proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help fund research to find a cure for CF.
Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time.
In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick, buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria leading to infections, extensive lung damage and eventually, respiratory failure. In the pancreas, the mucus prevents the release of digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients. For more information please visit cff.org.