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Speak Up Germany - Parker Spencer

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BENEFITING: The Cameron K Gallagher Foundation

EVENT: Speak Up Germany 2016

EVENT DATE: Jul 17, 2016

Parker Spencer

THE STORY:

I will never forget the day that the endurance world heard the news of Cameron Gallagher and her passing at the Shamrock Half Marathon. It did not take long for it to spread around the endurance community in Richmond and soon after the running world itself. I have learned throughout my life that God can take a tragedy and use it to make an immense impact for a positive purpose. I firmly believe that Cameron Gallagher's death has saved more lives than anyone could count. Soon after her passing many learned of her desire to help youth who struggle with depression. From a young girl who had struggled with this herself she had the courage one day to speak up and ask for help. Soon after she wanted to help her peers who may want to hide their depression and organized a 5k to raise awareness calling it the "Speak Up 5k" giving them an outlet to speak up about their struggle. Today the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation has 5k races all of the country, raising awareness and financial support to a non-profit that help with youth mental health issues. http://www.mentalhealth4kids.org.

This cause is personal to me because I believe it has saved two of my closest friends lives. I will never forget the day that one of my best friends told me he was depressed and struggled with thoughts of suicide. I will be honest and say I did not know what to say or do. I remember listening to him and praying at the same time asking God to give me the words to say. I walked away from that conversation and called another friend of ours right away. I told him about the conversation and did not know what to do. Soon after he talked to our friend who was hurting and was able to get him help through the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation. Our friend will tell you that he felt a 10 year weight fall off his shoulders and through the help he was given is now happier than ever. Read his powerful blog post HERE and how you can get involved in his giving back the foundation.  

I feel extremely blessed to have the Gallagher's in my life and to daily hear how this foundation is making an impact. When David Gallagher approached me about racing Challenge Roth (http://www.challenge-roth.com/home.html) to raise awareness and money for the foundation I immediately wanted to jump on the opportunity. I have committed to raising $5,000 for the foundation and would be grateful for the opportunity of other partnering with me in this. If you would like to support the foundation and be a part of this incredible journey with us, please consider donating to this cause. If you would like to talk to me about this or have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at parker@endorphinfitness.com or call me at 434-665-1123. FIGHT. FINISH. FAITH. Let's finish this!

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To This Fundraiser

$4,150

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Best Bully Sticks

    $250

  • Phil Smith

    $100

  • Dawn Carter

    $50

  • Katie Palavecino

    $50

  • Rachel Walters

    $25

  • John Smith

    $75

  • John McMurry

    $50

  • Ian and Tricia Smith

    $50

  • LU Tri and Cycling Teams

    $275

  • Deirdre Anderson

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lucille M. O'Neil

    $100

  • Bill Ridgway

    $25

  • Inner Competitor

    $50

  • Parker and Kristy Spencer

    $2,200

  • Evans Family

    $50

  • Kevin & Kristie Shroyer

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

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83% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $4,150 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Kevin & Kristie Shroyer

Kevin & Kristie Shroyer

DONATION: $50

In memory of our Korinne. God bless you Parker and the entire SpeakUp team. Good luck to all! 2 years ago

Evans Family

Evans Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Parker and Kristy Spencer

Parker and Kristy Spencer

DONATION: $2,200

2 years ago

Inner Competitor

Inner Competitor

DONATION: $50

Rock the house Parker! 2 years ago

Bill Ridgway

Bill Ridgway

DONATION: $25

Have a great race Parker! Fight, Finish, Faith!! -Bill 2 years ago

Lucille M. O'Neil

Lucille M. O'Neil

DONATION: $100

GoParker! Thanks for your support of such a vital cause, may no one have to suffer in silence. 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Deirdre Anderson

Deirdre Anderson

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

LU Tri and Cycling Teams

LU Tri and Cycling Teams

DONATION: $275

Thanks for everything you do for us, Parker! We appreciate you so much! 2 years ago