With four bedrooms, three baths, a two-car garage and 2,700-square-feet, CraftMaster Homes' "Cameron" model is designed for active, modern families. The Craftsman-style home is named in honor of Cameron Gallagher, the 16-year-old Freeman High School student who died unexpectedly from heart failure after finishing a half-marathon in 2014.
Not long after, her parents, David and Grace Gallagher, created the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, whose mission is to raise awareness and understanding of teenage depression and anxiety, which Cameron battled. This Saturday, Sept. 10, the foundation will hold its signature event, The SpeakUp 5K, a race conceived by Cameron before her death.
Jeff Tunstall, President of Midlothian’s CraftMaster Homes is a close friend of the Gallaghers and sits on their foundation’s board of directors. To celebrate Cameron, he partnered with CraftMaster to build “Cameron” homes in her memory.
Six of these models were built in Stafford Park neighborhood in Magnolia Green, and five have already sold. To date, CraftMaster has built 21 Cameron houses in Richmond, with plans to build more.
“We’re honored to do what we can to help bring awareness to teenage depression,” Tunstall says. At the dedication of the first Cameron house, CraftMaster Homes made a contribution of $50,000 to the foundation.
“We continue to support the Cameron K Gallagher foundation through funds, volunteering and other support to the programs,” Tunstall adds. “These homes will be cherished places for families to love and create memories for a lifetime.”