Goal: 75.0 miles
75.7 miles completed
2023 is our 5th year participating in the Hike for Mental Health organization’s annual #hikeOctober fundraising event, and we couldn’t be more excited!!! It was especially important for me to participate in the #hikeOctober fundraiser this year because the last 12 months I have been dealing with a lot of stress, anxiety, and minor depression in my own life, and the one thing that seems to have helped get me through it all is spending time on the trail. I imagine I’m not the only person that feels this way, so let’s share the campaign far and wide, and bring awareness to the great things that the Hike for Mental Health organization can accomplish with our help!!
Last year our community was able to bring in an nearly $1400 worth of fundraising to support mental health research and trail conservation efforts across the country, and I think we can do it again this year, but WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you’re able, please donate any amount of money you can spare for such a worthy cause. Not able to donate any money this year? That’s ok, sign up and start your own fundraiser to raise awareness among your friends and family. Remember, every little bit helps!!
If you’re interested in our previous years’ adventures for the #hikeOctober fundraiser, please head on over to Jay Morrison Outdoors on YouTube, click on the Playlists tab, and check out our #hikeOctober videos! In 2021, we also put out a daily Mental Health Minute video series that you can check out as well!
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.