5K and Fun Run Event Honoring Young Teen Who Succumbed to Brain Aneurysm Being Held in Cary, NC and Benefitting Renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation

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Ellie Helton Memorial 5K and Fun Run scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 17th at Cary’s WakeMed Soccer Park

Ellie Helton, a vibrant and loving 14-year old who passed away July, 2014 as a result of a brain aneurysm

Ellie Helton, a vibrant and loving 14-year old passed away in 2014 due to a brain aneurysm

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation promotes early detection of brain aneurysms by raising awareness of the symptoms & risk factors; provides support networks for patients & families; as well as supports and furthers research that will save and improve lives.

There is still time to register for the Ellie Helton Memorial 5K and Fun Run honoring 14-year old Ellie Helton who passed away in July of 2014 as a result of a brain aneurysm. The family-friendly event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the WakeMed Soccer Park located at 201 Soccer Park Drive in Cary, North Carolina.

Ellie, who loved God, her family and friends, superheroes, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and pizza, was a vibrant, unique spirit who embraced life, was accepting of others and persevered in everything she tried.

All of the proceeds from the Ellie Helton Memorial 5K and Fun Run benefit the renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation. The registration fees to participate are as follows:

  •     5K Adult Run (Timed event) and Walk (Untimed event) registration fee: $35
  •     1 Mile Youth Fun Run registration: $10 fee for all ages under 12
  •     Virtual Participant: If you cannot make it to the event but would like to support the cause; register as a "virtual" participant for $50
  •     Children under 12 attending with a parent are free; however, if they would like to receive a t-shirt, they must register.

All participants are welcome and encouraged to wear a costume of your their choice or one that represents Ellie. She loved the color pink, superheroes, Minions, Greek mythology, Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Reese's Cups. Also, please feel free to wear normal running attire.

Registration packet pick up will take place on Friday, October 16 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Fleet Feet, 1104 Market Center Drive in Morrisville, NC. Then on Saturday, October 17, the day of the event, registration begins at 8:00 am at WakeMed Soccer Park.

The Youth Fun Run starts at 9:00 am, while the 5K Run/Walk kicks off at 9:30 am. There will be an awards ceremony after the completion of the 5K.

For more information, to volunteer or become a sponsor please contact: elliesrace(at)gmail(dot)com.

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established in 1994 in Boston, Massachusetts with a mission to promote early detection of brain aneurysms by providing knowledge and raising awareness of the signs, symptoms and risk factors; work with the medical communities to provide support networks for patients and families; as well as to further research that will improve patient outcomes and save lives. For more information about the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, visit http://www.bafound.org.

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