Late teen’s legacy: SpeakUp 5K aims to bring reality of depression to light

he was a statuesque teen, blond, classically beautiful, athletic, outgoing, funny, popular, razor sharp, compassionate, artistic, creative, so very much alive.

Sometimes, she couldn’t get out of bed at her home in Richmond, Va. She’d pull out of school — or skip it altogether — if things were crashing. She couldn’t hold a job. She wallowed in deep pits of sadness.

Nearly three years ago, at age 16, she died in her parents’ arms shortly after finishing a half-marathon, leaving behind a grieving family, a devastated community, so many unanswered questions — and a cause.....

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SpeakUp 5k To Benefit The Crisis Center

As a teenager, Cameron Gallagher suffered from severe depression and anxiety and discovered that running made her feel better. For years Cameron dreamed of creating a 5k race in her community to help raise awareness about teenage depression.....

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