The “65 Roses” story dates back to 1965 when an observant 4-year-old, hearing the name of his disease for the first time, pronounced cystic fibrosis as
"65 Roses"

Cystic fibrosis is a degenerative condition that affects the lungs and digestive system. Just to survive, people living with cystic fibrosis endure a daily regimen of medication and physiotherapy. There is no cure.

Cystic Fibrosis Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation. We support an increasing number of people with CF and their families, through practical support and educational programs. In conjunction with other CF state and territory organisations, as well as Cystic Fibrosis Australia, Cystic Fibrosis Queensland advocates for those with CF, for research and clinical improvement programs.