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Our Story

We are a social enterprise that provides essential support services for children and adults living with cystic fibrosis and funds critical cystic fibrosis research.

Cystic Fibrosis Community Care provides a range of programs and services to individuals and families living with CF throughout NSW and Victoria. This includes advocacy, information, education and awareness, community and hospital support, referrals, peer and social support, community events and financial support.

With the help of supporters like you, each day we get closer to our vision of ‘Lives unaffected by cystic fibrosis’

For more information please visit our website www.cfcc.org.au

65 Roses Story

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. Her role was to call social clubs service organisations to seek financial support for cystic fibrosis research.

Mary’s young son Richard listened closely 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 was shocked as the four-year-old Richard did not yet know that he had cystic fibrosis.

With some apprehension, Mary asked Richard. “What am I working for Richard?”. “You are working for 65 roses” he answered. Mary was speechless.

“Yes Richard, I’m working for 65 Roses”

This true story is the reason why the Australian Cystic Fibrosis Organisations use the rose in our logo.