Participant Invitation
On March 16, 2014, just after crossing the finish line of her first half
marathon, 16 year old Cameron Gallagher collapsed and later died. In
her short life she always looked to inspire others. Just before her
death, she started a project – to create a 5K race that could be used to
bring attention to worthy causes focused on personal health – mental
and physical. She wanted people to “speak up” and help both
themselves and others in need.
Cameron died accomplishing a goal that she set for herself – to run
13.1 miles. Help us accomplish this goal for her. On May 31, 2014 the
Cameron K. Gallagher Benefit Memorial Fund is sponsoring a kickoff
event to announce the details of the first annual SpeakUp 5K. We
invite you to be a part of this.
Cameron started this, we’re finishing it.
The Kickoff!
Response to Cameron’s story has been unbelievable and
excitement/support for the SpeakUp 5K has been overwhelming.
The kickoff event is meant to be a huge celebration on Brown’s
Island with live music, food and drink. The event will include:
• The announcement of the SpeakUp 5K race date & venue and
the opening of registration.
• Food & drink trucks.
• Activities for people of all ages and interests, not just runners.
The goal: Get people to set a goal to get out and be more
active, no matter what their interests; Running, cycling, yoga,
swimming, triathlon.
• There will be fundraising activities during the event, but no
admission fee required.
The Ask…
• Help us Spread the Word!
– Let your customers/members know about the kickoff and the race. Please
add us to your website, include us in your subscriber eMails, social media
postings and help raise awareness through word of mouth.
– We will provide posters & fliers that you can display in your location.
– We would love your suggestions for other ways to raise awareness.
• Participate!
– Commit to set up a tent (at no charge) on Brown’s Island for the event. Let
us know how much space you would like, we are in process of space
planning now.
– Plan fun and interesting activities while on the island. You are encouraged
to develop activities or clinics with a focus on personal
health/wellness/sports for participants to try. The more interactive you
can be with attendees, the better!
– Raise awareness for your organization as well as any events you may be
– While the goal of the kickoff is not commercial, you are permitted to
bring, exhibit and sell merchandise.
Date: May 31, 2014
Time: 3 PM – 8 PM
Location: Browns Island, Richmond, VA
RSVP by May 10, 2014
Contact: [email protected] or use the Contact Us tab at
Thank You!
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the
race, I have kept the faith."
2 Timothy 4:7

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