Every May, the cystic fibrosis community comes together for CF Awareness Month. We are excited to do our part to help create awareness. 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." Today, “65 Roses” is a term often used by young children with cystic fibrosis to pronounce the name of their disease. Join our first ever 65 Roses for Cystic Fibrosis 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2. Between the medal and the neck ribbon, there are 65 roses.