More than 60 participants gathered at Eisenhower State Park on the Texas-Oklahoma border on last Saturday for our first north Texas HIKE for Mental Health. Organized by Candice Stone, the hikers raised more than $3,000 for mental health research and trail conservancy!
Many of the hikers and fundraisers were affiliated with Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma.
Candice encouraged hikers to “hike their own hike,” and they soon spread out across the park, hiking between two and six miles depending on their inclinations.
Many participants experienced hiking for the first time. One even reported finding their “new favorite therapy.”
One hiker and her children brought along their therapy birds to join in on the fun – see the photo gallery below.
We are grateful to Candice, her team, all the hikers and their supporters for putting on such a tremendous event!
Even better, Candice hopes to make the Eisenhower hike an annual event. Thank you, thank you!