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 annual 65 Roses Challenge encourages individuals, community groups, organisations to take on a challenge during the month of May. This challenge must somehow be associated with the number 65. These challenges aim to raise funds for cystic fibrosis but more importantly create awareness of this life limiting condition. Let’s make May recognisable in the community as CF month!

What challenge will you take on this May?

Cystic Fibrosis Community Care

Cystic Fibrosis Community Care (CFCC) is the peak community not-for-profit working with and for people living with cystic fibrosis (CF) across NSW and VIC. Our mission is ‘Lives unaffected by CF’ and we assist everyone affected by CF to live fuller, healthier lives. We provide information, support and specific programs and services to people living with CF. We advocate for the entire CF community and seek to raise much needed awareness of this debilitating condition. 80% of our income relies on fundraising.

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.

With your help we can make a real difference.


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