College Park Tumbleweeds Gymnastics is excited to partner with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in spreading awareness about the genetic disease. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease of the mucus and sweat glands. It affects mostly your lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, sinuses, and sex organs. CF causes your mucus to be thick and sticky. This can lead to repeated lung infections and lung damage. With your participation in the 65 Roses Invitational for Cystic Fibrosis, we can help raise awareness for this genetic disorder and helping in funding with finding a cure.
The Story Behind "65 Roses" . . .
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. Read more . . .