BENEFITING: The Cameron K Gallagher Foundation
This race is not like any other Triathlon race I will ever participate in. The reason for that is because the cause is so important to me and this foundation. SpeakUp is a foundation that has the goal to be a resource to all teenagers that struggle with anxiety and depression. SpeakUp was founded in memory of Cameron K. Gallagher who fought the good fight of having depression like many other teenagers fight. I will be participating in this race to put a stop to the stigma that surrounds mental illness. I am lucky enough to be the father of two amazing daughters and the thought of either of them going through mental illness without resources in their schools or a person to turn to is unsettling. No one should have to go through anxiety and depression alone and I hope that my own children's generation will have a resource like this foundation if they are ever to experience this struggle. A 15-person team and their families will be traveling to Germany to participate in this incredible race. Through this fundraiser I hope to raise $5,000 to go towards this effort. In order for SpeakUp to make the difference it wants to make in our children's schools and lives we have to raise money. I would appreciate it if you would strongly consider donating to this incredible cause. I will need your help, lets finish this.