Help support cystic fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common life-shortening genetic conditions affecting Australians. It primarily affects the lungs and the digestive systems. People with CF undergo a grueling daily treatment regime to stay healthy.

65 Roses is Cystic Fibrosis’ national fundraising initiative. It raises awareness and essential funds to extend and improve the quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis.

Fundraise

By fundraising for cystic fibrosis you will be helping to raise money for vital services, programs and research that will support our vision of lives unaffected by cystic fibrosis.

  • Every 4 days a child is born with cystic fibrosis
  • More that one million Australians are carriers of the CF gene
  • Currently, there is no cure

Get involved

With your help we can make a difference. Take part in the 65 Roses Challenge, create your own fundraising event, sell merchandise or make a tax deductible donation.

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Select the cystic fibrosis organisation that you would like to support and you are on your way to helping people with CF now and into the future.

Inspiring CF Experiences

About CF

Cystic Fibrosis is the most common life-threatening recessive genetic condition affecting Australian children and young adults today.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. The CF gene causes normal mucus to change into a thick, sticky substance, clogging the tiny air passages in the lungs and trapping bacteria. Repeated infections and blockages cause irreversible lung damage and, ultimately, death. People who have CF must have daily intensive chest therapy to combat the build up of mucus in the lungs. Most must also take digestive enzyme replacement tablets with food and drink to aid digestion. This can mean taking up to 40 tablets per day.

Here are some quick facts about CF

  • Every 4 days a baby is born with CF
  • There are more than 1 million carriers of the CF gene in Australia
  • There are over 3,000 people living with CF in Australia
  • CF is an inherited condition. For a child to be born with CF both parents must be genetic carriers
  • Management and treatment of CF is lifelong, ongoing and relentless
  • People with CF are not encouraged to socialise with each other due to the risk of cross-infection
  • Due to advancements the average life expectancy of someone living with CF is now 37, but there are still many children who do not reach adulthood
  • Life expectancy is 37 and as yet, there is no cure

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common life-shortening genetic conditions affecting Australians. It affects the lungs and the digestive systems. People with CF undergo a daily grueling treatment regime to stay healthy.

  • Every 4 days a child is born with cystic fibrosis
  • More than one million Australians are carriers of the CF gene
  • There is currently no cure

By participating in a 65 Roses activity you will be helping Cystic Fibrosis Australia raise money for vital research projects and clinical improvement programs.

Every dollar raised will go to improving the quality of life for people living with CF and bring us closer to our vision of lives unaffected by cystic fibrosis.

Help us make a difference. Donate now, organise a 65 Roses Challenge, create your own event or volunteer your time to sell roses and merchandise. Select your activity now...

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Contact us

If you are interested in partnering with Cystic Fibrosis Australia, please contact Kylie on (02) 9889 5171 or via email kyliec@cfa.org.au

Take the 65 Roses Challenge this May and help support Queenslanders living with Cystic Fibrosis!

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a degenerative condition that affects the lungs and digestive system. It is a chronic, lifelong, progressive disease leading to early death. The average life span is 37 years. Just to survive, people living with cystic fibrosis endure a daily regimen of medication and physiotherapy. The disease and the treatment regimens affect patients’ quality of life. There is no cure.

65 Roses has been the theme for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) since 1968 when a four-year-old boy misheard his mother's pronunciation of cystic fibrosis as ‘Sixty-Five Roses’. The theme stuck and the challenge began.

Throughout May, we challenge individuals and corporations to take on a Sixty-Five Roses Challenge which is any challenge themed around the number ‘65’ to help Cystic Fibrosis Queensland (CFQ) raise money for much needed services and support to the Queensland community.

Cystic Fibrosis Queensland (CFQ) provides services, advocacy and practical support for Queenslanders living with CF; either as a CF person, a family member of someone who has CF, or someone who otherwise has an interest in CF. CFQ provides community care which improves our members’ overall health and sense of wellbeing in a bid to reduce both the number of hospital visits undertaken per year and the length of stay of each visit.

Every dollar raised will go to improving the quality of life for people living with CF and bring us closer to our vision of lives unaffected by cystic fibrosis. There are many ways that you can make a difference. Organise a 65 Roses Challenge, create your own event or volunteer your time to sell roses and merchandise or simply Donate Now.

65 themed challenge ideas:

  • Ride 65 kms
  • Read 65 Books
  • Sing 65 songs
  • Swim 65 laps
  • Bake and sell 65 cupcakes
  • Host a dinner for $65 per person

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Contact us

Become a major or supporting sponsor for one of our corporate or community events. Email CFQ Events Team for opportunities available.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common life-shortening genetic conditions affecting Australians. It affects the lungs and the digestive systems. People with CF undergo a daily grueling treatment regime to stay healthy.

  • Every 4 days a child is born with cystic fibrosis
  • More than one million Australians are carriers of the CF gene

By participating in a 65 Roses activity you will be helping Cystic Fibrosis Australia raise money for clinical improvement programs and critical research projects.

Every dollar raised will go to improving the quality of life for people living with CF and bring us closer to our vision of lives unaffected by cystic fibrosis.

There are many ways that you can make a difference. Donate now, organise a 65 Roses Challenge, create your own event or volunteer your time to sell roses and merchandise. Select your activity now...

Contact us

If you are interested in partnering with Cystic Fibrosis SA, please contact us via email at cfsa@cfsa.org.au

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common life-shortening genetic conditions affecting Australians.

It can affect every organ in the body, except for the brain. In particular, the lungs and the digestive systems are severely impacted.

People with CF undergo a daily grueling treatment regime to stay healthy.

More than 25,000 Tasmanians carry the CF gene – the second highest rate in the world (behind Ireland).

Every 4 days a child in Australia is born with cystic fibrosis.

By participating in a 65 Roses activity you will be helping Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania raise money for vital life saving medical equipment and support programs.

Every dollar raised will go to helping Tasmanians with CF to live longer and healthier lives and to provide them with support and advocacy.

There are many ways that you can make a difference. Donate now, organise a 65 Roses Challenge, create your own event or volunteer your time to sell merchandise or rattle a tin. Select your activity now...

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If you are interested in partnering with Cystic Fibrosis TAS, please contact us via email at general@cftas.org.au

65 Roses Month

CF is the most common, inherited, life threatening condition affecting young Australians. The average life expectancy for someone born today with CF is approximately 38 years. There is currently no cure.

The 65 Roses story dates back to 1965 when a young boy pronounced cystic fibrosis (CF) as 65 Roses. Since then, 65 Roses has been synonymous with our cause and the rose has been adopted as the national symbol for CF.

Our national fundraising campaign, 65 Roses, raises awareness and essential funds to extend and improve the quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis.

In 2017 we are aiming to raise $40,000 to enhance the programs and services that support people living with cystic fibrosis in Victoria and their families. With your help we can make a real difference.

How can you help this May?

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To find out more about how you can get involved in 65 Roses Month please contact us via email to events@cfv.org.au or call (03) 9686 1811.

We need YOUR help this 65 Roses Day, Friday 26 May 2017, to paint Western Australia with roses for people with cystic fibrosis.

Every year, community supporters and businesses join us to raise funds by selling beautiful fresh roses on the streets of Perth, in shopping centres, workplaces, schools and regional areas all over the state.

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!

The funds raised from this event will help support our vital home care services and research funding for people living with cystic fibrosis in Western Australia.

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Contact us

If you are interested in partnering with Cystic Fibrosis WA, please contact us via email at events@cfwa.org.au or phone us on (08) 6457 7333

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