Goal: 75.0 miles
52.3 miles completed
ADK Woods Walker’s Hike for Mental Health Fundraiser!
Hey everyone! I have some incredible news for you all: I’m participating in the Hike for Mental Health 2020 #hikeOctober fundraiser! #hikeOctober is a 31-day challenge used to encourage everyone to get out into the woods for a hike or walk during the month of October. I’ve always said that I enjoy hiking because it helps me “clear out my gray matter”, and I imagine many of you also hike because it is great for your mental health as well! This year, I’m participating in #hikeOctober to help raise awareness of mental illness, and reduce the stigma that’s associated with it; as well as to raise money for mental health research and trail conservancy.
This year, maybe moreso than other years, we all need to be sure to keep the conversation about mental health open and positive! Won’t you help me do that? I ask that you considering helping this year’s #hikeOctober fundraiser by doing at least one of the following things:
1.) Donate money to the fundraiser.
2.) Share this message with your friends and family to continue drawing people’s attention to the efforts.
3.) Sign-up to hike and help raise funds on your own through https://www.hikeformentalhealth.org/hike-schedule/hikeoctober/
I want to thank you all for the continued support, and I hope you’ll stick around for what we have planned for our #hikeOctober fundraiser! My goal is to hike at least 75 miles this October — so let’s work together to support people to get outside, and do something awesome!
1 in 4 families is affected by mental illness.
HIKE for Mental Health is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded on the vision of a world in which everyone, including those who suffer mental illness, can find the simple joy of living.
Our mission is to alleviate the suffering of those afflicted by mental illness, eliminate the associated stigma, and foster responsible use of wilderness trails.
As an all-volunteer organization, we distribute 100% of contributions raised by our hikes.
- 80% funds scientific research to understand and treat mental illness
- 20% conserves national wilderness trails
Your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS. Thank you for your support.
To learn more, visit hikeformentalhealth.org.
To join a hike click here.