The 65 Roses 5k Road Race to support Cystic Fibrosis awareness, is a project by students at Windsor Elementary School in Windsor, Virginia.
In 2017, students hosted the first 65 Roses 5k to benefit Cystic Fibrosis, which raised over $3,500 to benefit CF. Students took an active role in the planning and execution of the race. In addition, students worked to design and write much of the information on this website. You can read more about their project on the About Us page.
Why 65 Roses?
In 1965, Mary G. Weiss was a mother of three young boys diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. She worked tirelessly to raise funds for research. One day, after hearing her on the phone, her four-year-old son Ricky told her he knew she was raising money for “65 Roses.” Many children have used the term when explaining their disease. (Source)
If you would like more information about Cystic Fibrosis and what you can do to help, please visit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.