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Family of Cameron Gallagher ready to SpeakUp and run – to fight teen depression

Posted at 10:44 PM, Aug 29, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. -- The third annual SpeakUp5k is just days away.

But there’s still plenty of time to sign up and help raise awareness about teen depression.

Listen to Cameron Gallagher’s mom talk about how her late daughter’s foundation has grown in just two-and-a-half short years. You’ll hear how many children have been helped by removing the stigma – and the silence- around teen depression.

One in 5 teens suffers from depression. Cameron, a beautiful, and by all outward signs accomplished young woman, suffered from depression, and before her untimely death after running a half-marathon, was determined to start something, to do something about it. For other kids.

Her parents fulfilled that dream, despite the understandably difficult circumstances.

Come out on September 10 to Byrd Park at 9 a.m. and join in the fight! Click here for more information.