Our Story

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

Our range of services to members is comprehensive and includes in home care, hospital support, equipment gifts, subsidies, health professional training, and education sessions and resources. We also contribute significantly to CF research to one day find a cure.

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.cfwa.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 (CF). Her role was to call social clubs service organisations to seek financial support for CF 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 CF.

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, and the 65 Roses theme during the May, the month of cystic fibrosis awareness.