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Ellie Helton Memorial 5K, Fun Run & Silent Auction

October 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Ellie Helton

On July 14, 2014, Ellie Helton finished her first day of high school and fell ill. After being rushed to WakeMed Raleigh, and then UNC Children’s Hospital, Ellie eventually succumbed to complications brought on by a ruptured brain aneurysm. To honor her memory, the family initiated the Ellie Helton Memorial 5K and Fun Run with all proceeds from the race going to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.

The Department of Neurosurgery and the Stroke team have participated in this event since its inception and we would love to encourage others to come out and support the family and the cause. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation recently awarded Deanna Sasaki-Adams, MD a $40,000 research grant so your donations may directly benefit UNC in the future.

To participate or donate, please visit

The team name is “UNC Health Care.”

This year’s theme is Superheroes! So, ditch your mild-mannered alter-ego and get out your masks, capes and superpowers. Everyone is welcome to wear a costume, or feel free to wear normal running attire.

Can’t be with us in Cary? Participate via the virtual run registration.

Hope to see you there!


October 14, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am


WakeMed Soccer Park
201 Soccer Park Dr
Cary, NC 27511 United States
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