Perth monuments lighting up red this May for 65 Roses Day 65 Roses Day is held annually in May, our national Month of Awareness…
65 Roses Day
65 Roses Day, supported by Wafex, is held on Friday 26 May 2023 and is our National Day of Awareness for cystic fibrosis. You can support people living with cystic fibrosis this 65 Roses Day by purchasing a bouquet, selling roses in your community, or sending a virtual rose. Funds raised throughout May will help us continue to provide our vital support services to people with cystic fibrosis, and fund critical research.
Help us paint the state with roses this year and discover all the ways you can support and get involved with 65 Roses Day below.
How to Get Involved
Here are three easy ways you can get involved this 65 Roses Day.
Join the Team
How Your Support Helps
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.
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.
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. She would call social clubs and service organisations to seek financial support for cystic fibrosis 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 cystic fibrosis.
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 cystic fibrosis awareness.