Running in Pink.. Again
I've raised my goal to $1,000!!
Once again, I am running in The Ellie Helton Memorial 5k.
Ellie Helton, a vibrant, loving 14-year old, passed away on July 16, 2014 as a result of a brain aneurysm. Ellie loved God, her family and friends, superheroes, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and pizza. She was a unique spirit who loved life, was accepting of others and persevered in everything she tried. This race is run in honor of this special girl and to raise awareness and funds for research. "...and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1
A few weeks after she passed away, I ran my very first BA Foundation 5k to raise funds in her memory. The first Ellie 5k the following year, and I've run every one of them since. Through my participation, I've learned that several friends and a few of relatives have suffered from aneurysms, too. So, I'll continue to support this race and organization for as long as I am able. I'm running for the Helton, as well as all my friends and family affected by this tragic disease.
The mission of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation is 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.
Help me help them continue this important work.
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