Gale donates proceeds from Cameron Collection sales to the CKG Foundation to support student mental health and wellbeing
Since the collections launched in 2018, large wind donated close $70,000 of the product sold to the CKG Foundation. More than 2.5 million students across the country have access to the collections.
Cameron Gallagher, a bright and talented young girl battling depression and anxiety whose dream was to raise awareness and prevent the unnecessary suffering of stigma. At the age of 16, she died suddenly of an undiagnosed heart condition after crossing the finish line of a half marathon, a goal she had set for herself and which helped her achieve to face. His legacy and efforts live on through the CKG Foundation and its national “SpeakUp” 5k races, which raise awareness and provide resources for teens who suffer from depression and anxiety.
To support Cameron’s dream and keep his legacy alive, Gale, in conjunction with the CKG Foundation, created Cameron’s Collection and Cameron’s Camp to ensure schools are equipped with educational resources to help students, as well as donate of a portion of the proceeds from each collection sold. to the CKG Foundation to support their mission to raise awareness and understanding of depression and anxiety in adolescents.
“The CKG Foundation is so grateful for Gale’s support. I am personally extremely grateful for all that this company does to put mental health first,” said Grace Gallagher, Cameron’s mother and executive director of the CKG Foundation. “I feel privileged to work with Gale to reach as many students as possible. The generous support given to the CKG Foundation to carry out our work truly saves lives. Our students deserve the best from us and thanks to Gale, they know that ‘they are not alone, they can ask for help, and above all they have hope and can realize their true value of being here on earth.
Cameron’s collection has over 100 digital titles covering a wide range of topics including: ADD, ADHD, Alcohol, Anorexia, Anxiety, Bulimia, Nursing, Cuts, Depression, Divorce, Drugs, Eating Disorders, Homelessness, OCD, Self-Harm , stress, suicide , mindfulness practices, goal setting and community engagement. Created in partnership with the CKG Foundation, this collection aims to inspire students to make their mental health and well-being a priority.
Cameron’s Camp for Wellness contains over 100 e-books that provide targeted guidance on sensitive issues for K-5 students, teachers, and counselors with topics on managing emotions, teamwork, problem solving , family issues, staying positive, being safe and much more. The basic foundation of this collection is to help students recognize and manage emotions, social skills and safety.
“Studies show that One out of five teens suffer from mental health issues and more than 75% do not seek help[i],” mentioned Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager of Gale. “Our young people are more than just statistics. They are daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, cousins, nieces and nephews. We all probably know someone who has been affected by mental health issues “Gale is honored to partner with the CKG Foundation. We know this donation will go a long way in supporting awareness and addressing the mental health needs of our country’s youth.”
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About Cengage Group and Gale
Cengage Group, an educational technology company serving millions of learners in 165 countries, is advancing the way students learn through quality digital experiences. The company currently serves the K-12, higher education, professional, library, English language education and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, part of the Cengage Group, believes in the power and joy of learning. For schools, the company helps drive positive outcomes by providing essential, curriculum-aligned content that empowers educators to solve curriculum challenges and meet students where they are. Today, this includes distance support and social and emotional learning as well as equity and inclusion goals. Gale’s K-12 offerings range from educational databases and custom e-book collections to educational tools and professional development resources. For more information, please visit: www.gale.com/schools.
About the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation
The Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation (CKG) is a beacon of hope for those affected by adolescent mental illness. From free mental health programs for teens, to peer support program in local schools, nationwide 5k races that raise awareness of teen depression and anxiety, the CKG Foundation helps those fighting the good fight to SpeakUp and get help.
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