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65 Roses Day for Cystic Fibrosis 2022

Friday 27 May is 65 Roses Day, our day of cystic fibrosis (CF) awareness.

On 65 Roses Day we paint Western Australia with beautiful fresh roses to raise vital funds and awareness for people living with CF, but we need your help to do it!

65 Roses Day has always been a colourful day where we all get to spread roses and awareness on the streets of Perth for people living with Cystic Fibrosis but things are looking a little different this year. Out of concern for the health and wellbeing of the CF Community and the general public, we will be taking extra precautions this year in light of the current COVID situation which includes sadly cancelling our rose wrapping day.

Instead, we’d love you to get involved and wrap and sell roses at home or in your workplace! This rose wrapping tutorial shows you just how easy it is! Other ways to get involved are listed below.

How You Can Get Involved

You can support this 65 Roses Day by purchasing a bouquet, selling roses in your community, joining our volunteer team or sending a virtual rose to a loved one.

Purchase a beautiful, florist arranged bouquet for that special someone (or treat yourself)!

Buy a Bouquet

Sell fresh roses in your workplace or school. No payment required, just deposit what you raise after the event.
2022 Rose Orders Now Closed

Join our volunteer team to help us paint WA with roses for CF.

Join the Team

Send a virtual rose and see it bloom in our rose garden.

Send a Virtual Rose

Where the Money Goes

Your support this 65 Roses Day will enable us to provide essential support services and critical research funding to improve the lives of people living with CF in Western Australia.

$50 - 65 Roses Bouquet

$50 could provide a hospital pack to help someone with CF during a long hospital stay.

$125 - Small Rose Bucket

$125 could provide a physiotherapy session to someone with CF.

$250 - Large Rose Bucket

$250 could help fund medical equipment for a CF family.

Our 65 Roses Partners

65 Roses is made possible with the help of hundreds of volunteers and some very generous supporters. Thank you! Visit our 65 Roses partner page to find our how your organisation can support people living with CF.

Become a 65 Roses supporter and help us paint WA with roses.
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Why 65 Roses?

The reason we use the 65 Roses theme for our national day of awareness started in 1965.

Mary Weiss became a volunteer for the Cystic Fibrosis US Foundation in 1965 after learning that her three little boys had cystic fibrosis (CF). She would call social clubs and service organisations to seek financial support for CF research.

Mary’s young son Richard (pictured left) listened closely when she made calls. One day after several calls, Richard told his Mum; “I know what you are working for”. Mary was shocked as the four-year-old Richard did not yet know that he had CF.

Mary asked, “What am I working for Richard?” “You are working for 65 roses” he answered.

“Yes Richard I’m working for 65 Roses”

This true story is the reason why we use the rose in our logo, and the 65 Roses theme during the May, our month of CF awareness.

 

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