Our mission is to fulfill Cameron's dream and legacy by being a positive force that works to cultivate awareness and understanding of teenage depression and anxiety.
Cameron was training for a half-marathon in Virginia Beach when the idea of the SpeakUp5k first came to her. She loved the feel of a race environment. The idea that thousands of people can line up at a start line, each with their own story, their own reasons for training and showing up that particular day. Volunteers, fellow participants, friends, and strangers alike encouraging you along the way. No one places judgement, all just want to see you reach your goal. She wanted her race to be inclusive of all. The 5k distance can be run walked, danced (or all three!) along the way. She designed a course full of fun surprises to make you smile. Her goal was to have everyone cross the finish line with a sense of accomplishment and most importantly, hope. When crossing the finish line, you not only finished your race, you had an experience. You will carry hope and light from that finish line to all the start and finish lines of life.