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Esther and David Fratkin Speak Up

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BENEFITING: The Cameron K Gallagher Foundation

EVENT: SpeakUp 5K Richmond - 2016

EVENT DATE: Sep 10, 2016

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THE STORY:

Cameron Gallagher was a bright and talented teenager. Although ever-smiling, she faced her own personal battles with depression and anxiety. She began to grow weary of keeping her struggles a private battle, and knew that there were many teens just like her, who were in great pain behind closed doors. Her dream was to create a 5k race in her community to help raise awareness of teenage depression. She began making plans for the race, and titled the race the SpeakUp5k in order to draw attention to the issue of teen depression. She wanted to let other teens like herself know that it was okay to “SpeakUp” about their personal battles. During this time, Cameron also set a personal goal for herself and began training for the Shamrock Half Marathon. On March 16, 2014, sixteen-year-old Cameron completed her goal of finishing the race, and then passed away from an undiagnosed heart condition after crossing the finish line. As her family discovered more and more of Cameron’s plans for the 5k, her family fulfilled her dream by holding the first race in her honor. Over 10,000 people participated in the May 2014 launch party, and 3,500 participated in the inaugural 5k race in Richmond in September 2014. Since then, the SpeakUp5k race series has expanded, and Cameron’s message has spread across the nation.

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  • RaceQuest Travel

    $100

  • Rachel & Ben Jones

    $25

  • The Villalona Family

    $50

  • Karen & Steve Dash

    $100

  • The Tefel Family

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  • Betty Ann, Scott, Sam & Julia Levin

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Donor Comments

Betty Ann, Scott, Sam & Julia Levin

Betty Ann, Scott, Sam & Julia Levin

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Tefel Family

The Tefel Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Karen & Steve Dash

Karen & Steve Dash

DONATION: $100

Esther and David, Thank you for inviting us to join such a great cause. 2 years ago

The Villalona Family

The Villalona Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Rachel & Ben Jones

Rachel & Ben Jones

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

RaceQuest Travel

RaceQuest Travel

DONATION: $100

"No legacy is so rich as honesty." (Shakespeare) Here is to Cameron's honesty and her ability to "SpeakUp" not only for herself, but others as well. 2 years ago

Gerri and Tom

Gerri and Tom

2 years ago