Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation Holds Annual SpeakUp5k




A SpeakUp5k Participant is all smiles during last year’s race.

The Cameron K. Gallagher (CKG) Foundation and Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU will conduct the fourth annual Dominion Payroll SpeakUp5k on September 9 at Byrd Park to raise awareness about stigmas associated with anxiety, stress and depression, especially in teens.

        Complete with silly string, a rave tent and positive quotes placed throughout the course, this 5k is unlike any other. Participants can walk, cartwheel, run, dance or crawl to the finish line, and everyone finishes with a smile.

        According to Executive Director Grace Gallagher, CKG celebrates the whole person and lets those suffering know they are not alone. The group helps by starting conversations, providing support and resources that include powerful programming in area schools and offering teens a safe place to just be. The SpeakUp5k lets those suffering with mental illness know that it is okay to speak up about their challenges.

For more information or to sign up for the race, visit CKGFoundation.org.

 

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