May is cystic fibrosis (CF) awareness month, and the last Friday in May is 65 Roses Day, our national day of CF awareness.
Every year, on 65 Roses Day, we paint Western Australia with roses to raise funds and awareness for people living with CF. The funds raised from these fundraising events will help support our vital services programs and research funding for children and adults with CF in Western Australia.
Buy a rose on 65 Roses Day, Friday 25 May
Visit one of our stall locations on 65 Roses Day, Friday 25 May, and buy a rose for $5 to help support people living with cystic fibrosis. Here are our 2018 stall locations:
Ocean Keys Telstra
Perth City Hay St Mall
Perth City Murray St Mall
UWA near Student Guild
Take roses to your workplace or school
Every year, community supporters and businesses help us by selling beautiful fresh roses in their workplaces, schools and local communities. Take a bucket of individually wrapped roses into your workplace, school or community centre, sell them for $5 each and deposit the funds you raise to Cystic Fibrosis WA.
Volunteer at a Cystic Fibrosis WA stall
Our dedicated team of volunteers help us wrap thousands of roses and join us on the streets of Perth, in shopping centres, schools, workplaces and community centres to sell them all on 65 Roses Day, Friday 25 May. Register your interest at the links below, or contact our Events Coordinator at ( email@example.com ) or on 08 6457 7333 for more information.
Volunteer to wrap roses
Date: Thursday 24 May 2018
Time: From 8:30am
Location: Cystic Fibrosis WA
Volunteer at a CFWA stall
Date: Friday 25 May 2018
Time: Various shifts available
Location: Locations all around Perth
Take the 65 Roses Challenge
Got a unique fundraising idea? Why not take the 65 Roses Challenge during May. It could be a physical challenge to walk/run/swim 65km in the month, or you could bake cupcakes and sell them in your workplace. The sky is the limit, as long as you’re challenging yourself and raising funds for people with cystic fibrosis!
Regional 65 Roses
Do you live in a regional area of Western Australia? We’ve partnered with a group of courier companies to enable us to spread 65 Roses across the whole state.
Get in touch with us at ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or on 08 6457 7333 to talk about getting roses and/or 65 roses merchandise delivered to your location.
How does your donation help?
Why 65 Roses?
Mary Weiss became a volunteer for the US Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 1955 after learning that her three little boys had cystic fibrosis.
She would make phone calls to organisations seeking financial support for CF research. Mary’s four-year-old son Richard listened to his mother as she made each call.
After several calls he came into the room and told his Mum “I know what you are working for.” Mary posed the question back to him. “What am I working for Richard?” “You are working for 65 Roses” he answered.
This true story is the reason why 65 Roses is synonymous with CF all around the world.
Our 65 Roses Supporters
65 Roses is made possible with the help of hundreds of volunteers and some very generous supporters. Thank you!