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.

Unfortunately, Cameron was only sixteen when she passed away from an undiagnosed heart condition as she crossed the finish line at a half marathon in Virginia Beach, VA in March of 2014.

The Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation was formed to fulfill Cameron’s dream and legacy by being a positive force that works to cultivate awareness and understanding of teenage depression and anxiety. This year, the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay was selected as the beneficiary of the SpeakUp 5k race taking place on Saturday, October 22nd at Al Lopez Park in Tampa.

You can support Crisis Center programs that deal with teenage depression and anxiety by running (or walking) in the SpeakUp 5k!  To register as an individual or form a team, click HERE.

Julie Basinski