The Prince George Citizen (BC, Canada) ran a great article on Leland McKeeman, who is aiming to raise $10 per mile from his planned 2016 Appalachian Trail hike.
“The issue of mental health is of personal importance to me, it having affected my life and my family’s life,” said McKeeman, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 19 and has struggled with both extreme fluctuations in mood as well as depression in his younger years. “It’s always been a dream of mine to finish the trail. I figured while pursuing this goal and dream of mine to give back to others.”
Leland has already raised more than $3,000 toward his goal. If you want to help him reach his goal, here is the link to his fundraising page.