On March 16, 2014 at the Shamrock Half Marathon in Virginia Beach, sixteen-year-old Cameron K. Gallagher passed away from an undiagnosed heart condition as she crossed the finish line. On that day Cameron struggled to finish a race that she had set as a personal goal for herself—and was victorious. But that was not the only hard fight that Cameron fought. Cameron suffered from severe depression and anxiety for several years. Her dream was to create a 5k race to help raise awareness of teen depression. She titled that race the SpeakUp5k to draw attention to the issue of teen depression and to let other teens like herself know that it was okay to “Speak Up” about their personal battles. Since her death, the Speak Up Foundation has helped done amazing things to not only bring awareness to the cause but also help hundreds of individuals struggling with depression. On March 20th, I alongside a host of Endorphin Fitness teammates will race the Shamrock Half Marathon in Cameron's name to continue furthering this mission.