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RVA Parenting: GLO run scheduled in Midlothian to benefit teen mental health

Cameron Gallagher (Source: Gallagher Family) Cameron Gallagher (Source: Gallagher Family)
MIDLOTHIAN, VA (WWBT) -

Get your GLO on with the family. Students at Midlothian High School are hosting a glo-run.

Proceeds from the 4th annual MidGLO 5k run on November 16th will go to teenage mental health and the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation.

The event is in honor of Cameron Gallagher, who was a longtime runner who also struggled with depression and anxiety.

She died immediately after crossing the Shamrock Half Marathon finish line due to an undiagnosed heart condition in 2014, and family and friends have celebrated her legacy by raising awareness about mental health. Her dream was to create a 5k race in her community to raise awareness of teenage depression.

The race starts at 6 p.m. at Midlothian High School, located at 401 Charter Colony Parkway and will go on until 8 p.m.

Participants are invited to wear glow sticks, glow-in-the-dark paint, holiday lights, etc. to light up the night for teen mental health issues.

Click here to register for the race.

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