Strawfie Challenge

Breathe With Me Strawfie Challenge

Fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis Trust
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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

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We fund vital research to ensure effective treatments for all.


'Breathe With Me' is an awareness song about the challenges of living with cystic fibrosis.  A song with a message about understanding and relating to what others might be going through.

'Breathe With Me' is the campaign song for the 'Strawfie Challenge' - A campaign that asks the general public to try breathing through a paper (or eco-friendly) straw while pinching their nose, to gain an insight into how it feels to have to breathe through restricted airways.

Learn more about the Strawfie Challenge at:

WHY TAKE THE STRAWFIE CHALLENGE?The action of breathing through a straw, while pinching your nose, emulates the daily struggle to breathe experienced by people living with cystic fibrosis. If you post a photo taking the Strawfie Challenge and ask your friends/family to try the challenge, you will be helping to raise awareness about cystic fibrosis. Perhaps you can share some facts about the disease.


  • Take a selfie of yourself breathing through a straw with your nose pinched and post online (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/blogs) with a comment about how it made you feel to breathe in such a restricted way.
  • Make a Donation in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust (Donations optional) 

  • Nominate 3 friends to try the Strawfie Challenge

All proceeds from online sales of 'Breathe With Me' will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.  

Download 'Breathe With Me' by Betsa (released in 2019) at


Watch the YouTube video of 'Breathe With Me' by Betsa here:

Download 'Breathe With Me' by TWF featuring annaJo from iTunes:

Watch the YouTube video of 'Breathe With Me' by TWF featuring annaJo here:

Cystic fibrosis is a life-shortening genetic condition - only half live to celebrate their 40th birthday.  It causes the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, to become clogged with thick sticky mucus, resulting in chronic infections and inflammation of the lungs.

If having read more about cystic fibrosis you feel that you would also like to make a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust you can do so here by clicking on the Donate button on this page now.

About the charity

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

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RCN 1079049 (England and Wales) & SC040196 (Scotland)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-shortening genetic condition that slowly destroys the lungs and digestive system. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity fighting for a life unlimited, when everyone living with CF can look forward to a long, healthy life.

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