To Benefit The Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation for Teenage Anxiety and Depression
Team Wattie Ink. Announces The “Speak Up” Sweepstakes to benefit the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation for Teenage Anxiety and Depression
Team Wattie Ink. and its amazing Sponsors have partnered with the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation for Teenage Anxiety and Depression and are excited to announce The “Speak Up” Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is for a wonderful cause: to help the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation with their mission of cultivating awareness, education and help for those battling teenage depression and anxiety. The Sweepstakes prize package is valued at over $12,000 with all proceeds from the contest entries going to the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation.
About The Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation:
On March 16, 2014 at the Shamrock Half Marathon in Virginia Beach, sixteen-year-old Cameron K. Gallagher passed away as she crossed the finish line from an undiagnosed heart condition. On that day Cameron struggled to finish a race that she had set as a personal goal for herself—and was victorious. But that was not the only hard fight that Cameron fought. Cameron suffered from severe depression and anxiety for several years. The ever-smiling teen was growing tired of keeping her struggle a private battle. She knew that like her, many teens were in great pain behind closed doors. As she trained for the half marathon, she took it upon herself to address the misplaced stigma held by so many about teenage depression. Her dream was to create a 5k race in her community to help raise awareness of teenage depression. She had titled that race the SpeakUp5k in order to draw attention to the issue of teen depression and to let other teens like herself know that it was okay to “Speak Up” about their personal battles. She had titled that race the SpeakUp5k. Cameron’s dream is now a legacy far greater then she ever could have imagined.
Her parents have picked up where Cameron left off and are marching forward while building a foundation set on placing programs in public and private schools (at no cost to the institutions) to facilitate group and individual dialogue concerning teenage depression and anxiety.
Today, Friday February 26th, 2016, marks the official kickoff of The “Speak Up” Sweepstakes! “I am so excited to roll out this team initiative we have been working on for awhile,” said Robert Flanigan (Team Wattie Ink. Director). “ I think it’s a cause that the triathlon community can really rally behind and when they see the prize package, I have no doubt that we will make a real impact on the foundation.” The sweepstakes prize package is valued at over $12,000 and will go to one lucky winner. Tickets are only $10 and individuals are not limited to how many tickets they buy. The window for purchasing the sweepstakes tickets will remain open until midnight on July 17th, 2016. The name of the sweepstakes winner will be announced on July 18th by Cameron’s parents (David and Grace) from Germany where they will have just finished Challenge Roth in Cameron’s memory.
The "Speak Up" Sweepstakes Prize Package Includes:
- 2016 Cannondale Slice Frame
- Set of Knight Composites 95 Race Wheels
- BlueSeventy Package (Helix Wetsuit, Transition Bag, Goggles)
- Herbalife 24 Nutrition Package
- MarcPro Plus Muscle Recovery System
- Pioneer Cycle Sports Power Meter
- Wattie Ink. Kit
- Speedfil Package
- Rudy Project Helmet and Sunglasses
- ISM Attack Saddle
- Rev3 Race Entry to any 2016 or 2017 race
- Zealios Skin Care Package
- Kiva Bison Jerky Package
“Our hopes are that we can draw a great deal of attention to the issues of mental health and the “Speak Up” cause with this exciting sweepstakes while raising much needed funds for the foundation so that they are able to make Cameron’s dream a reality for teens in need,” said Flanigan.
The sweepstakes is open to US residents or those with a US mailing address. The prize package will not be shipped internationally.