My name is Kaitlin Standley and I'm the host behind Shop for a Cure Found. Let me be the first to welcome you to our fundraising page and to say thank you for stopping by!
I own a small business called Simply 65 Roses and we just celebrated one year of being an official business - woohoo! Among running Simply 65 Roses, I am also a nurse and Cystic Fibrosis fighter. I was diagnosed with CF at 6 months old. I definitely have had my up and down battles with Cystic Fibrosis, but I am happy to say that I have been healthy and stable since 2010 when I decided to partake in a clinical trial and start a life-changing medication called Kalydeco. It honestly wasn't until a few years ago, that I became really passionate about bringing awareness to CF. I was always open about my CF and answering questions for others, but I wasn't the greatest advocate.
So now, let me tell you about how all that has changed!
It all actually started as a hobby. Dabbling here and there in the holistic world with essential oils and cleaner products. We (my mom and I) used what little bit of knowledge we had gained and started sharing that with others. We decided to host our very first Spa Day for Cystic Fibrosis in 2017, sharing our favorite products and raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. And would you believe it, it was a hit! We were able to raise and donate a little over $800 and knew we were on to something good!
So, the purpose behind turning this old “hobby” into a business came from wanting to share my passion for health and wellness in a holistic way. I wanted to spread my mission, give back, and raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis – that’s when Simply 65 Roses was born. The name Simply 65 Roses stems from a story that dates back to the 60’s when an overly observant little boy overheard his mom talking about Cystic Fibrosis and mistakenly heard it as “65 roses.” And to live “simply.”
With Simply 65 Roses, I am able to both share my passion and raise awareness by creating clean and pure products for the home and body.
Fast-forward to now and Simply 65 Roses is hosting its 4th Annual Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis. We've recently changed our event name from "Spa Day for Cystic Fibrosis" to "Shop for a Cure Found". We are so happy about this change because it means we are growing and spreading awareness! Last year, was our very first year incorporating other vendors and it was a huge success!
We want to continue with this trend and also continue supporting our local businesses.
We will be taking our event online this year but continue to strive in raising awareness regardless of the circumstances! You can find all the details about our event by clicking on "Event Info" in the top menu bar.