Everyone Can Pitch In!

Lemonade stand
The Johnson/Brachman Family

The Johnson/Brachman family: Erin and Ryan Johnson, Riley 13, Adam 9, Jacob 9, Kayla 8, and Jack 4 held a lemonade stand to support the Cystic Fibrosis Association of North Dakota.  $162 was raised and donated in memory of Sonia Balliet-Heidenreich. for the 6th annual Sonia 5K in Fargo Oct 3rd.

What a great way to teach kids philanthropy and service! Thank you so much for your hard work to help our friends with CF to #BreatheEasier!

Do you want to hold a mini-fundraiser for CFA? Contact Pam at development.cfa@midconetwork.com for different ways that you can help!


Meet Addie: 2015/16 CFA Youth Ambassador!

Addie’s mom, Jess, was kind enough to write these words about Addie.

Adalyn (Addie) was born March 3, 2010 and has been lighting up Mike’s and my lives ever since.

Addie’s cystic fibrosis 2000-01-01 00.01.24story starts at birth. She was born just before 11:00 PM and was taken to the nursery shortly thereafter where she was monitored and showed her first symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis, which was later confirmed in the newborn screening. Addie spent her first night undergoing x-rays and tests unbeknownst to us. Cystic Fibrosis was one of the diagnoses her pediatrician suspected early on due to her symptoms after birth and he immediately went into action to find answers.   Addie spent a week in the NICU due to a fever from an unknown source and to watch for any additional symptoms. We received the definitive CF diagnosis when Addie was released from the hospital at 1 week old.Read More »

Join Us for the Holiday Homes of Hope, November 14 and 15

2015 HHOH infographic

It is becoming tradition to open the holiday season in Fargo with the Holiday Homes of Hope Tour and Holiday Hope Boutique and Vendor Fair.

Yearly this event has grown, and this year is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet.

This year’s tour features eight gorgeous homes in the Rose Creek neighborhood of Fargo. Each home is expertly decorated by eight different designers. This tour is a feast for the senses! Gather your friends and join us for the day, or spread your home viewing out for the whole weekend! Read More »

Register today for the Turkey Trot!

Turkey Trot
Get your turkey costumes ready!

The air is getting cooler, the Pumpkin Spice Lattes are on sale, and it is time to get ready to Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning!

This year marks the 26th annual Turkey Trot benefiting CFA of North Dakota. Cystic Fibrosis has been in the news a lot lately, with new drugs on the horizon that can mean BIG changes for our friends living with CF. But, with these big changes comes a BIG price tag!Read More »

6th Annual Sonia 5K a Success

Sonia walk
Run, walk, or ride!

Saturday October 3 started out chilly, but things quickly warmed up as about 160 people of all ages gathered to walk, run, bike, and stroll a beautiful 5K path in memory of Sonia Balliet-Heidenreich. Nearly $8,000 was raised to benefit people in North Dakota living with cystic fibrosis. Brunsdale park in South Fargo was a sea of purple in memory of Sonia.

Thank you to all who came out to support CFA and remember a life well-lived!

Special thanks to the following sponsors who gave $200 and above for the walk: Truck Licensing and Service, Cloverdale Meats, North Country Contracting, Berthold Oil Terminal, Dakota Eye InstituteInvestcore, Inc., Carol Schwartz and Les and Paula Balliet.

Halfway sign

Stay tuned for next year’s event!