Goal: 30.0 miles
30.0 miles completed
For as long as I can remember, I have always found solace in hiking. Whether it was a week-long excursion across 50 miles of the Appalachian Trail, or a quick stroll around my neighborhood park, hiking has always helped me to take care of my mental health. It has been a persistent method of keeping myself calm and helping me through difficult times.
That is why I chose to join a hike with HIKE for Mental Health; to help others recognize the mental health benefits of hiking and to conserve wilderness trails. I hope that through this initiative, others are able to use hiking as a similar way to take care of their own mental health.
That is why for every dollar donated, I will hike a quarter mile ($1 = 1/4 mile). I hope to reach my goal of $100 by Halloween. Use the grid I have provided and please consider donating any amount that you can! If you would rather Venmo me at @zsiegert and I will submit your donation that way. I will update the grid as donations come in and hopefully I will surpass this goal!
Thank you and happy hiking!
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.