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4th Annual Sonia Balliet-Heidenreich 5k Run/Walk

Cystic Fibrosis Association of North Dakota

Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)

Fargo, ND

4th Annual Sonia Balliet-Heidenreich 5k Run/Walk

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Donation to CFA
Choose this option if you would like to donate additional funds to CFA in addition to your registration fee. Donations in excess of $25 will waive registration fee. If you are donating on behalf of another runner, please email their name and contact information to and we will contact them regarding their complimentary registration. Thank you! If you want your registration fee waived, please make the donation, then email us for complimentary registration code and then register for the run! thank you!

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Sonia Balliet-Heidenreich was diagnosed with CF at five months of age. She spent her life in and out of doctors’ offices for both routine check-ups and prolonged intravenous doses of antibiotics to fight persistent lung infections. She spent nearly 4 hours a day taking medications, undergoing medical treatments and cleaning and preparing for the next round of treatments. In addition, she spent numerous nights/days traveling to clinics and hospitals where she could receive proper care at a location accredited for cystic fibrosis patients. Even while spending a great portion of her life fighting her own illness, she still spent her days helping others with CF through blogs, online support groups, over the phone, and through e-mail. Even during the last months of her life when the infections in her lungs were overwhelming her she still continued to support the CF community. Sonia died on May 1, 2010, at 32 years of age, and it is because of her tremendous efforts to help better the lives of those living with CF, that we have dedicated an annual 5k run/walk to her, and continue her legacy of bettering the quality of life of those living with CF by raising funds for the CFA of ND.

Registration online is prefered, but can also be mailed to CFA, 921 S. 9th St., Bismarck, ND 58504. You may also register the day of the race, however, payment must be cash or check.

All participants will receive a T shirt and a $3 Happy Joe's buffet after the race.


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When & Where

Happy Joe's Pizza
2511 South University Drive
Fargo, ND 58103

Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)

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Cystic Fibrosis Association of North Dakota

The Cystic Fibrosis Association of North Dakota (CFA) devotes its time and financial resources to helping North Dakotans with cystic fibrosis (CF) and their families by:

  • Assisting with the costs of medications and medical equipment not covered by insurance
  • Providing funding for lung transplants
  • Coordinating support group meetings
  • Providing college scholarships so young people with cystic fibrosis can focus on studies, and not compromise their education because they need jobs to support their educational endeavors
  • Informing the public about cystic fibrosis and current research
  • Lobbying to protect individuals with CF and their families from undergoing undue hardship and ensuring their right to receive health care coverage.

The CFA is a statewide non-profit corporation. It is not affiliated with any national or international parent organization, nor does it receive any government assistance.

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