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The Cameron K Gallagher Foundation's Fundraiser:

Andy Welch - Race Across America & SpeakUp

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BENEFITING: The Cameron K Gallagher Foundation

EVENT DATE: Jun 30, 2017

THE STORY:

Andy Welch is one of the 20-25 % of adult Americans who suffer from depression. For more than 10 years, Andy suffered in silence. In early 2015, he had fallen into a place so dark he couldn’t see light or hope. He could envision ending his life and was frightened. Out of desperation, he clung to anyone so he would not be alone. Fortunately, Andy was lucky. He had the support of family and friends who helped him admit and seek treatment for his depression. Many aren’t lucky like Andy. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15 – 24 year olds. But, there is help, if people are able to speak up. Eighty to 90 percent of teens who seek treatment for depression are treated successfully. Andy is partnering with the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation to help reduce the stigma associated with depression and give hope to others, especially youth, who are suffering silently. In 2017, Andy will join a select few who will compete in the world’s top endurance cycling event: Race Across America. Andy must traverse 3,000 miles, across 12 states, climb over 170,000 vertical feet in a maximum of 12 days. He will travel 250-350 miles each day balancing speed and the need for sleep. Andy will use Race Across America as a platform for raising awareness for the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation.  Andy's goal is to help as many people as possible know there is hope, and they are not alone. Sufferers don’t need to suffer in silence. Life doesn’t have to be dark and scary. Help is there, but the hardest part is speaking up. To learn more about Andy’s racing visit: www.Andywelch.net.  To learn more about Race Across America visit: http://www.raceacrossamerica.org

All funds raised will support Andy's race and the programs offered at CKG Foundation directly offered to teens.

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To This Fundraiser

$26,788

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lane Carr

    $25

  • Justin Moyer

    $50

  • Jay Olander

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bill O'Connor

    $50

  • Sarah, Jonathan, Hannah and Zoe Frank

    $100

  • Rick, Virginia, and Lauren Potts

    $100

  • Tim and Kenda Tufford

    $100

  • Robert Lynch

    $100

  • Ashley Driscoll & Will O'Brien

    $100

  • Guillermo

    $50

  • The Barker Family

     

  • Paul & Susan Zamecnik

    $100

  • Mark Bara & Anne Brown

    $500

  • Tamara Rabil

    $500

  • Peluso Open Water Coaching Staff

    $250

  • Rich & Penny Hotchkiss

    $100

  • GroundForce IT, Inc.

    $100

  • Ashley Gibbs

    $100

  • Dewayne Starling

    $100

  • Brenda M. Seyler

    $200

  • Richard Marcus

    $1,000

  • Edward Tepper

    $100

  • Andrej & Becky Vlahcevic

    $100

  • Lenny Behrens

    $100

  • Joel Hawks

    $100

  • SUSAN ANN J GLASS

    $100

  • Sharon R Knipe

    $100

  • Tim Donnellan

    $150

  • Leah Gillespie

    $155

  • Melissa and Jim Rosen

    $100

  • Greg Schott

    $105

  • Jessica, Joe & Gaspare Randazzo

    $155

  • Judy Seibel, Pete Hubbel & Ben

    $200

  • Tina Shiver

    $500

  • Patrick Gallagher

    $200

  • Yvonne Welch

    $200

  • Brian Lilley

    $100

  • Cheryl Shaw

    $100

  • Carla Hayden

    $250

  • Richard Stauffer

     

  • Nancy Faux

    $50

  • Susan Byerly

    $100

  • Kelly Britt

     

  • The Sweeneys

    $100

  • Adam & Christy Foldenauer

     

  • Dennis Rainear

    $500

  • Bethany Lukitsch and Bart Nelson

    $250

  • Justin Moyer

    $50

  • Susan Alexander and Sallee Justis

    $50

  • Heather Williams and Woody Ergens

    $150

  • Andy & Julie Valerie

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • David and Amy Lyle

     

  • Bethany Lukitsch and Bart Nelson

    $100

  • Eric Schofield

    $50

  • Paul Carr

    $100

  • Andrea Paolo Bovo

    $110

  • Elaine Hamilton

    $100

  • Inner Competitor

    $100

  • Matthew Kwarta

    $100

  • Craig and Slater Dunbar

    $200

  • Jacqueline Bethel

    $100

  • Sarah Look and Todd Foster

    $100

  • Lilo Navales and Bill Garne

    $100

  • Tracy Marcus

    $500

  • Brian and Pamela Hartigan

    $100

  • Marianne Salamon-Cowan

    $100

  • David Reid

    $100

  • John McLees

    $100

  • Bonfire Fund T-shirts

    $568

  • Mary Jane Willis

    $100

  • Becky Simulcik

    $100

  • Gene

    $100

  • Shawna Blowe

     

  • Philip Dawson - West End Pediatrics

    $100

  • Chris Davis and Mikki Martin

    $50

  • Jack and Sandy

     

  • Richmond Triathlon Club

    $500

  • Amy Wilson

    $25

  • Haley King

    $100

  • Karl Lipscomb

    $100

  • Jim & Alisha Higgins

     

  • Russ Starke

    $100

  • Guillermo Duque

    $100

  • Marie Welch

    $100

  • Dan & Stella Royce

    $100

  • Andrea Wassmer

    $100

  • Ron Swift

    $100

  • Heather Swift

    $25

  • Lenora Kirkley

    $50

  • Newman

    $50

  • The Webers

    $50

  • Aaron Blickenstaff

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Margaret Chase

    $25

  • Nikki and Kenny Steingold

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sales Recruiters of Virginia

    $100

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54% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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The Team: $26,788 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Sales Recruiters of Virginia

Sales Recruiters of Virginia

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 months ago

Nikki and Kenny Steingold

Nikki and Kenny Steingold

DONATION: $500

4 months ago

Margaret Chase

Margaret Chase

DONATION: $25

Love a big hug coach 4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 months ago

Aaron Blickenstaff

Aaron Blickenstaff

DONATION: $100

Great job Andy! Can not wait to meet you someday! Feel better soon! 4 months ago

The Webers

The Webers

DONATION: $50

Proud of you Andy! 4 months ago

Newman

Newman

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Lenora Kirkley

Lenora Kirkley

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Heather Swift

Heather Swift

DONATION: $25

4 months ago