One of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in life is parenting. In our overstimulated, busy society, we're raising children in a very different environment than the one we experienced. Parenting articles and books are everywhere, but what tools and practices are most helpful, effective, and well-tested?
In partnership with the Cameron K. Gallagher (CKG) Foundation, Chrysalis Institute has created a one-day Mindful Parenting Conference to build our mindfulness practice as parents, build confidence, and explore the strengths that mindfulness can bring to all of our relationships. Certified mindfulness practitioners will facilitate 2 keynotes, 15+ workshops, and all-day practice opportunities. Substantive, evidence-based tools can be implemented immediately.
Our morning keynote speakers are the duo of Chris Reina, Ph.D., VCU School of Business, and Sherry Klauer, Mindfulness Teacher and Parent. Chris and Sherry are both Faculty at Chrysalis Institute, and will open the day with key concepts of mindfulness, the neuroscience behind why and how it works, and how mindfulness can strengthen our day-to-day roles as parents using concrete life examples. Our afternoon keynote speakers are David and Grace Gallagher, founders of CKG Foundation. They will share their story of resilience after suddenly losing their daughter Cameron, and the role that mindfulness played in their journey.
Participants can be parents, grandparents, educators, or other role models in a child's life.
To register, please click here.
River Jam will have live music by 5 Second Rule and School of Rock along with fun carnival games and great food provided by the Cheezilla and Boardwalk food trucks! All the proceeds from River Jam will go towards the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation. Our event aims to start a positive conversation about mental illnesses in the Chesterfield County community. It's important to speak up! Thank you for your support!
Two shops are better than one! Holiday shop with purpose and join the CKG Foundation at either Short Pump Town Center or River Road Lilly Pulitzer store. When you shop, Lilly Pulitzer will donate 10% of the sales to the CKG Foundation. Shop at either store and support free mental health programming for teens!
Come visit our table at the open house of the new Virginia Treatment Center for Children at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. The VTCC will transform children’s mental health care in an open and inviting space, designed to enhance healing and hope.
Take advantage of an incredible opportunity to raise awareness for and support the SpeakUp 5K / Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation. Join SEAL Team Physical Training, Inc. for a fun, team-based workout at Dogwood Dell. This workout is FREE to attend, however we suggest a $10-$20 donation which will go directly to the CKG Foundation.
Our group will meet in the gravel parking area by the Carillon Tower. We ask that participants show up a minimum of 10 minutes early to complete a waiver. Wear outdoor workout attire, and bring water to leave in your car for after the workout.
This is an inclusive workout for all fitness levels- show up and be ready to have some fun and make new friends! We appreciate your support of an incredible organization.
The workout will take place rain or shine, however will be cancelled in the event of lightning.
Innsbrook’s Great Pumpkin Palooza is bringing pumpkin patch fun and games right to your neighborhood! The Innsbrook Foundation is teaming up with the CKG Foundation to provide a harvest style, family-fest for all to enjoy. Please plan to attend, or click here to volunteer!
We would love your help throughout the year representing the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation at various events in the community. Become a CKG Ambassador!
Our upcoming training covers topics such as the history and mission of the CKG Foundation, our teen programming, and community outreach. Once trained, being an ambassador is a great way to impact the community and spread Cameron’s message.