65 Roses Day – Raising Funds for Cystic Fibrosis
The College SLC have been busy campaigning for Cystic Fibrosis.
Posters have been created and promoted around the school.
The 65 Roses Day raises funds for research and clinical improvement programmes.
How can you help?
Collect a rose order form from your sub-school office or the main office at the student window.
Fill out the order form, nominating the recipient you wish to send a rose to
Select the quantity and rose colour. Red- Love, Purple- Friendship, Yellow- Appreciation
You can send roses to as many recipients as you like
These roses will be delivered on 65 Rose Day, Friday 26th of May (VCAL students will have a separate delivery date of Thursday 25th May)
The sender is anonymous, unless you would prefer to send the rose to yourself to personally deliver the rose and/or add a personal note
Roses will be sold for $2 each. Correct amount must be enclosed in the provided envelope and returned to the office before Wednesday 17th May
More information on Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. The CF gene causes normal mucus to change into a thick, sticky substance, clogging the tiny air passages in the lungs and trapping bacteria. Repeated infections and blockages cause irreversible lung damage and, ultimately, death. People who have CF must have daily intensive chest therapy to combat the build up of mucus in the lungs. Most must also take digestive enzyme replacement tablets with food and drink to aid digestion. This can mean taking up to 40 tablets per day.
- Every 4 days a baby is born with CF
- There are more than 1 million carriers of the CF gene in Australia
- There are over 3,000 people living with CF in Australia
- CF is an inherited condition. For a child to be born with CF both parents must be genetic carriers
- Management and treatment of CF is lifelong, ongoing and relentless
- People with CF are not encouraged to socialise with each other due to the risk of cross-infection
- Due to advancements the average life expectancy of someone living with CF is now 37, but there are still many children who do not reach adulthood
- Life expectancy is 37 and as yet, there is no cure