The Big Roast for Cystic Fibrosis
Dedicated to supporting cystic fibrosis (CF) research at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) since their children, Liam and Grace, were diagnosed with the condition, Kirsty and Stephen Bowness started this annual fundraising campaign to contribute to the health and future of children living with CF.
CF primarily affects the lungs and digestive system due to a malfunction in the exocrine system that’s responsible for producing saliva, sweat, tears and mucus.
After months searching for the right fundraising idea, Grace came up with it effortlessly. Mistakenly calling their condition “65 roasters”, Grace’s comment stuck and the couple decided to give Grace her 65 roasters in the form of The Big Roast for Cystic Fibrosis. In its seventh year, The Big Roast is accomplishing big things having raised over $175,000 for the cause to date.