May is the national Cystic Fibrosis Federation of Australia month whereby we come together to support our community by raising funds and awareness themed around the number 65.

Why the number 65?

“Sixty-five roses” is how children around the world are taught to pronounce their incurable, life-shortening disease.

A child is born with cystic fibrosis every four days.

Despite one in 25 Australians carrying the defective gene, making cystic fibrosis the most common genetic chronic illness in Australia today, outside of our community, there is very little awareness of the disease.

But with your help this May we can change this.

Our community needs you to take up the 65 roses for cystic fibrosis challenge this May to raise funds and awareness for our cause.

All you need to do is to create a challenge around the number 65 – you might like to swim, cycle, run or walk 65Km, perhaps complete 65 burpees or even bake 65 cupcakes to sell to your work mates for morning tea. Ideas are limitless.

All funds raised this May will directly support the increasing number of people living with cystic fibrosis by providing them with medical airway clearance and breathing equipment and welfare subsidies to help them with clinical adherence.

Sadly, there is no cure for cystic fibrosis and while the average life span edges towards 50 years, most people living with the disease will not live past their twenties.

Cystic Fibrosis Queensland is the peak not for profit benevolent charity raising funds and awareness for our community. Support our cause this 65 roses month of May by challenging yourself to help cystic fibrosis Queensland make short lives big!