This May, we celebrate, remember and support people living with Cystic Fibrosis.

Our Story

Cystic Fibrosis Community Care is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting children and adults living with Cystic Fibrosis in New South Wales and Victoria.

Cystic Fibrosis Community Care provides a range of programs and services to individuals and families living with Cystic Fibrosis. 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

The story behind 65 Roses

The 65 Roses theme for our National Day of Awareness started in 1965.

Mary Weiss, a volunteer for Cystic Fibrosis US foundation, had three little boys with cystic fibrosis. In 1965, her role was to call 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 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 65 Roses Day you can help support people living with Cystic Fibrosis by creating a personal or corporate rose garden.
Find out more about CF Month here.