May Shines the Light on the Challenges of Cystic Fibrosis
The National Cystic Fibrosis 65 Roses Campaign is hosted during the month of May to promote awareness of the debilitating condition and raise funds for research.
The campaign got its name from a small boy who had a sister with Cystic Fibrosis but he could not pronounce its name – at best, he could say ‘65 Roses’. The name has stuck and is now used nation-wide to help promote awareness of the illness.
CF is the most common, genetically acquired life-shortening, chronic illness affecting young Australians today. It primarily affects the lungs and the digestive system, however, it also affects a number of other organs and systems. Complications increase with age, requiring ever increasing levels of (self) care and support.
On average, one in 25 people carry the CF gene (most of whom are unaware they are carriers).
May is the annual month for 65 Roses, where the community can get together and participate in helping to better the lives of people living with Cystic Fibrosis.
A normal healthy life - what so many Australians take for granted - is an aspiration for those with CF who have to manage their condition with an array of medical treatments.Life with Cystic Fibrosis is no bed of roses. Every dollar raised will help prolong the life of an Australian child.
Enquire at your local LJ Hooker office about opportunities to support 65 Roses month.