The 65 Roses Challenge

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The 65 Roses Challenge

Event Info

Date: Monday, May 20 - Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Location: Vanguard Charter Academy

Contact: Christy Heilman at

65 Roses Challenge

We’re excited to introduce Move for a Mission: The 65 Roses Challenge! Our goal is to bring awareness to the disease, Cystic Fibrosis (CF), because the more people who know about it, the more people can help! 
Move Your Body
To help bring awareness to CF, students were challenged to move their bodies for 65 minutes a day from May 20-29. 

Walking the dog, playing at recess and sports practices all count!

Students will track their activity on their tracker sheets, and each day they move for 65 minutes or more counts as one point for their classroom.  Activity trackers were handed out in the classroom - see your teacher if you need a new one!
Students are also encouraged to help raise money from May 20-29. All donations go to the 
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, who uses the money to develop new medicine and treatment to keep people with CF healthy. 
Their biggest goal is to find a cure, so that the 100,000+ people who have CF can live longer, healthier lives without all the medications, treatments and hospital stays that they have right now. 
Two winning classes will have the choice of a pizza party or ice cream sundae party:


  • The class with the most activity points
  • The class with the most donations
  • Students who raise $25 or more will earn a CF Friendship Bracelet.
  • Students who raise $50 or more will have a choice between an inflatable light saber or CFF t-shirt.

How to Collect Donations

  • Collect cash donations or share your class link for electronic donations!
  • Turn cash donations in to the envelope in your homeroom teacher’s class. 

  • For online donations, click the Find a Teacher button at the top to look for your child's homeroom teacher and share with friends or family. 

  • Donations are welcome any time, but only those collected through May 29 will count towards your class total.

Homeroom Teacher's Class Link

Can't find your teacher after clicking the Find a Teacher button above? Please use this link and add  a / and your teacher’s name as it appears in their school e-mail (first letter of their first name plus their last name).

For example, Mark DeJong’s website would be:



Thank you in advance for your support and participation in The 65 Roses Challenge! You are helping to make a difference for people living with CF.