RICHMOND, Va. — The cause of death has been released for the Freeman High School student who died in March after crossing the finish line of the Shamrock Half-Marathon in Virginia Beach.
The Hampton Roads Medical Examiner’s Office said Cameron Gallagher died of an irregular heartbeat associated with physical exertion and dehydration.
Her father told CBS 6 News that the family will continue to look into a possible genetic cause.
Dave and Grace Gallagher are organizing a 5k in her honor in Richmond.
The Speak Up 5k benefits the Cameron Kathleen Gallagher Memorial Foundation, which helps kids battling depression. The race will be held on Sept. 6 in Byrd Park.