Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


  • Handmade 100% woven silk
  • Made in the USA
  • Self-tie BowTie
  • Dry clean only
  • Adjustable neck size 14 1/2″ – 21 1/2″

27 in stock


Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of amount 30,000 children and adults in the United States, 70,000 worldwide.

Mary G. Weiss became a volunteer for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 1965 after learning that her three little boys had the disease. Her duty was to call every civic club, social and service organization seeking financial support for Cystic Fibrosis research. Mary’s 4-year-old son, Richard, listened closely to his mother as she made each call.

After several calls, Richard came into the room and told his mom, “I know what you are working for.” Mary was dumbstruck because Richard did not know what she was doing, nor did he know that he had the disease. With some trepidation, Mary asked, “What am I working for, Richard?” He answered, “You are working for 65 roses.” Mary was speechless “65 Roses” is what some children with cystic fibrosis call their disease because the words are much easier for them to pronounce.

With your purchase of a BowTie, you are not only raising awareness, but $10 will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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