Goal: 30.0 miles
34.2 miles completed
I am hiking in memory of my brother, Jesse, who lost his battle with bipolar disorder on October 18, 2019. In 1990, Jesse and I, just teenagers at the time, attempted to climb Mt. Fuji. We never made it to the summit, but it was an incredible experience all the same. Each obstacle we faced along the way, we lifted each other up, sometimes quite literally! Jesse’s love of the outdoors, his sense of adventure, humor, and spontaneity will be with me forever. Every mile I hike, every peak I climb, will be in his honor.
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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
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