I am starting to train and build me up to attempt the AT by 2023, and so I am doing smaller trips. I wanted to find a way to help raise money for charity as I set off. This will be my first time using this organization. I will be recording my exact miles via my Garmin GPS watch and the smartphone app.
By the way, Saak is my last name and is pronounced like the word: “sake, as in for goodness sake”
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.