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SpeakUp 5K event at RIR Saturday to honor vision of Cameron Gallagher

Posted at 10:03 PM, May 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-27 06:41:12-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- On Saturday, Richmond International Raceway will host an event that is not just fun for the whole family but which will be an important milestone in drawing attention to teenage depression.

The SpeakUp 5K will hold its second annual launch event there, for the September 5K to honor the memory and vision of Cameron Gallagher. Cameron, a sophomore at Freeman High School,  died suddenly on March 15, 2014 after running a half-marathon in Virginia Beach.

Her parents David and Grace Gallagher have created the foundation, that is the beneficiary of the 5K, as an extension of Cameron’s own vision. Her parents say Cameron wanted to create an event that would help others with the same affliction she endured.

And the SpeakUp 5K foundation has already helped so many. Watch my interview with Grace Gallagher to see how, and be sure to come out to Richmond International Raceway Sat, May 30 from 12-7 p.m. There will be games, food trucks, live bands, a bouncy house and many other attractions.