Walking for Devon: 2,200 Miles for Opioid Prevention
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Walking for Devon: 2,200 Miles for Opioid Prevention
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In August of 2017, I lost one of my best friends to an opioid overdose. Devon Longmore was a great friend, an Eagle Scout, and a lover of the outdoors. I want to do right by his memory and raise awareness about how opioid addiction impacts people of all backgrounds and is strongly tied to mental health. On average, 130 people die from opioid overdoses every day in the United States. This epidemic has devastated Appalachia and the East Coast, but people are afraid to talk about it. Standing by while a friend slowly spirals into addiction makes you feel hopeless and powerless. We need to stand together to speak up and stop opioid addiction from a systemic level and bring hope to those who are struggling. This money I raise will go towards opioid addiction prevention.

Follow me on Instagram @thehikingplattypus starting May 7th.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to christinajeanplatt@gmail.com.

ABOUT Appalachian Trail

1 in 4 families is affected by mental illness.

I chose to make HIKE for Mental Health a part of my Appalachian Trail hike so I can raise funds for a great cause and reduce the stigma of 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 to foster responsible use of wilderness trails.

As an all-volunteer organization, we distribute 100% of contributions raised by our hikers.

  • 80 cents from every dollar funds scientific research to prevent, cure, and treat mental illness
  • 20 cents maintains and preserves wilderness trails

Your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS. Thank you for your support.

To learn more, visit www.hikeformentalhealth.org.

To register your own hike with HIKE for Mental Health, click here.

Name Date Amount Comments
Patricia McGrath 01/06/2020 $50.00 Congratulations on finishing the trail
Christina Platt 01/06/2020 $40.00 Thanks for the donation Aunt Jeanie!!!
Troop 4010 Clarksville, IN 12/16/2019 $86.00 Troop 4010 stayed the night with you at Derrick Knob in Great Smoky Mountains NP. This is an awesome thing you are doing!
Christina Platt 12/16/2019 $63.80 Stickers!
Christina Platt 12/04/2019 $148.21 Stickers!
Sophia Latriano 11/12/2019 $25.00 Congratulations! You truly did something amazing :)
Nancy Weinheimer 11/09/2019 $462.26 Stickers!!!!
D Conner 11/06/2019 $100.00 Who is with us is held. Who is remembered lives. I'm so proud of you.
Hannah Brooks 11/04/2019 $20.00 Happy birthday Christina <3 love you so much and I’m so proud of you
Victoria Kotwica 11/04/2019 $10.00 Enjoy the rest of your journey. Happy Birthday!
Anonymous Friend 10/07/2019 $100.00 Great cause, nice to meet you on the AT.
Linda Feltman 10/05/2019 $55.00 Damn good job Christina - for you and for Devon. I've watched your journey the past months in awe. Glad to have known you as a student and had a chance to watch you grow as this incredibly inspiring adult. Thanks for taking so many of us along on the journey.
Ashley Nottingham 10/03/2019 $25.00 Keep on hiking the good hike!
Erin Loftus 10/03/2019 $15.00  
Nancy Weinheimer 09/22/2019 $171.65 Stickers!! (AppHouse and Webster's only)
James Massey 09/15/2019 $50.00  
Edmund Richards 09/07/2019 $20.00 I've been following you on Instagram for some time. Having just climbed many mountains in VT to heal and having started healing through Ayahuasca this year. I support you and you cause more than you can ever know!
Karen Aulbach 09/05/2019 $25.00 Heroin addiction has had a significant impact on my life, through family connections as well as friends. It has no boundaries .... and does not discriminate.
Stephani Bell 09/03/2019 $50.00 thank you for spreading the word and living how you live! so glad to have crossed paths on trail!
Anonymous Friend 09/03/2019 $16.00  
Susan & Jonathan Agger 08/20/2019 $100.00 An amazing journey and a great cause. Keep up the good work. Enjoy the Whites!
Justin Goodhart 08/18/2019 $20.00 It was great meeting you Platypus! I know for sure you are making a difference and changing (saving) lives with this hike and the money you are raising! Have a great rest of your trek!
Denise Myer 08/04/2019 $25.00 Good luck and what a great thing to do in memory of your friend.
Nancy Weinheimer 08/02/2019 $216.44 Stickers!!!
Caleb Savage 07/31/2019 $5.00  
Chris & Al Raciti 07/31/2019 $50.00 Christina Platt, here some help to attain your goal and help raise money for mental health. Bless you for caring!
Haley Myer 07/31/2019 $20.00 You freaking ROCK girl!!!!
Terry and Michael Dash 07/30/2019 $100.00  
Kristin Reece 07/18/2019 $25.00 I'm proud of you!
Samantha Platt 07/12/2019 $50.00 Proud of you sister and all you’re doing out there ❤️
Isabella Reginato 07/09/2019 $10.00  
Nancy Weinheimer 06/27/2019 $257.68 Stickers!!!!!!
Keith McBride 06/11/2019 $100.00 Great cause, Devon would have loved the journey.
Cindy Farmer 06/07/2019 $50.00  
Nancy Weinheimer 06/02/2019 $127.55 Stickers!!!!
John Folsom 05/27/2019 $35.00 experience joy
Rob Dorrycott 05/23/2019 $50.00 This is a great cause and I’m proud of you!
Lisa, Nicholas & Mattew Woolcott & Celeste - Fellow Eagle Scouters 05/20/2019 $100.00 May Devon be with you in your heart, soul and mind as you take this journey. We wish you the best of luck and success!
Van Holt 05/19/2019 $30.00 "Little Dipper"
Timmy Schautz 05/19/2019 $30.00 Christina - Kudos on all the work done for a great cause, in memory of a great person. Wishing you nothing but good fortune.
Bruce Goldstein 05/16/2019 $100.00  
Susan McKeon 05/15/2019 $100.00 Christina, Thank you for making a difference. Susan & Brian McKeon
Trey Bagley 05/15/2019 $50.00 100 miles and going strong! We're all cheering you on!!
Tom & Maura Beerbower 05/13/2019 $100.00 Remember Devon and have a great hike! "After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value." - G.M. Trevelyan
Bob & Karen Dunphy 05/13/2019 $100.00 The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. - John Muir
Laurel & Kevin Bloch 05/13/2019 $100.00 An important cause and a loving tribute...Good Luck!
Terry, Helaine, Alex & Jake Noonan 05/13/2019 $100.00 In memory of Devon - a life cut way too short - thanks for all the memories from Philmont, Sea Base & your Eagle Project and the many times spent together.
Sam Goldstein 05/04/2019 $25.00 Happy trails!
Ward Holck 05/03/2019 $100.00 I work with Devon's father and am happy to support what you are doing.
Ricky Waltz 05/01/2019 $100.00 Good Luck on the hike, I'll see you in Maine :)
Lee & Jeff Erickson 05/01/2019 $50.00 So proud of you for doing this. Great cause. Enjoy the time with nature.
Neil Kelkar 04/27/2019 $20.00 Congrats on reaching your goal and your upcoming graduation! Good luck on the trail and hope to see you sometime! :)
Jennifer Inchausti 04/27/2019 $50.00  
Christina Platt 04/26/2019 $150.60 Sticker money!
Kelly Culliney 04/26/2019 $25.00 Good luck! Noble cause!
Anonymous Friend 04/26/2019 $25.00 U have cool laptop sticker
Jennifer Platt 04/26/2019 $50.00 Happy graduation sis, here's to reaching the goal
Janna Schrader 04/26/2019 $75.00  
Henley Phillips 04/15/2019 $20.00 christina, i'm pumped for your hike and am really happy to support in some small way. good on you for hiking with purpose. i can't wait to see and hear how it all goes for you! happy trails:)
Gail Biker At Alan Seeger 04/09/2019 $20.00  
Christina Platt 04/08/2019 $329.00 Sticker monies :)
Nancy Weinheimer 04/08/2019 $15.00 This is from friends who couldn't make it to your pasta dinner but wanted to contribute still!! GO GET IT CHICA!!!!
Matt Young 04/07/2019 $150.00  
Conor McGrath 04/06/2019 $50.00 Proud of you and all you're doing!
Anonymous Friend 04/04/2019 $50.00 Too few people acknowledge the problem. Even fewer try to do anything about it.
Sue Gavazzi 04/04/2019 $50.00 Thank you for your time and effort in raising awareness.
Ben Wideman 04/03/2019 $100.00 This is you paying it forward! 3WC officer compensation, donated to a worthy cause!
Christina Platt 04/03/2019 $368.00 Thank you to everyone for a successful Pasta Dinner Fundraiser :)
Caleb Meyer 04/02/2019 $20.00 Hike hard, under sunsets, through rain, over rocks. Shed some old skin and help others do the same. Echo your voice across the mountains.
Timothy Mateer 04/02/2019 $15.00  
Optimus Prime 04/02/2019 $20.00  
Will Weihe 04/02/2019 $5.00  
Paul Winter 04/02/2019 $50.00 A ships is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for. -Zenos Bathroom and John Shedd
Greg Pizzano 04/02/2019 $5.00 Ayo Platypus! I wish you good luck on you AT thru-hike! I know space is limited but I hope you save room for your wood cookie! Anytime you might be down just look at your wood cookie on the trail just remember your whole ODS family has got your back!
Zach F 04/01/2019 $5.00 <3
Paul Kim 04/01/2019 $30.00 Wishing you the best of luck!
Aaron Clair 03/29/2019 $250.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/28/2019 $10.00  
Jared Yarnall-Schane 03/26/2019 $20.00 Hope to see you on the trail!
Laura Hall 03/26/2019 $50.00 Great stuff Christina!
Anonymous Friend 03/26/2019 $25.00  
Danny Williams 03/26/2019 $25.00 Enjoy the journey!
Carter Hunt 03/26/2019 $50.00 Se hace camino al andar
Allyson O'Rourke-Barrett 03/25/2019 $20.00 This is such an important cause. I'm donating on behalf of Jake Noonan, whom I love dearly.
Chad Littlefield 03/25/2019 $25.00 Rock on!
Ian Inchausti 03/25/2019 $100.00  
Aldus Baum 03/25/2019 $20.00  
Kay Allan 03/25/2019 $20.00  
Deb H 03/25/2019 $50.00 You continue to amaze me! Take care of yourself!
Ed Chiang 03/25/2019 $100.00 Much love and good fortune on the trail!
Anonymous Friend 03/21/2019 $25.00 Jake-happy to support you and the cause, #obvi. Good luck all with the hike this summer and with fundraising.
Anonymous Friend 03/20/2019 $50.00 Jake - Thanks for sharing this important cause and joining the hike in PA/NJ.
Aubrey McElrath 03/18/2019 $5.00 love u and support u always christina. thank u for being such an empowered, badass person
Chris Danilo 03/05/2019 $50.00 Go Christina, go!!
Meghan Callahan 02/26/2019 $40.00 Good luck! You’ll crush it friend.
Myles Billard 02/07/2019 $15.00  
Anonymous Friend 02/06/2019 $10.00 You got this!
Anonymous Friend 02/06/2019 $50.00 Take good steps out there--and take good notes! Wishing you a powerful journey that moves you (always) forward.
Andrew Abraham 02/06/2019 $10.00 Raising awareness one step at a time! Have a great hike!
Emma Clement 02/05/2019 $10.00 Thank you for doing this to raise awareness!
Duc Ngo 02/05/2019 $20.00 good luck with your hike!
David Steinberg 02/04/2019 $100.00  
Ahmed Al-Mahrooqi 02/03/2019 $60.00 You are a huge inspiration for me. I wish you the best of luck in achieving your mission and I hope it brings you a lasting peace and joy.
Jacob Agger 02/01/2019 $30.00  
Tynan Devries 02/01/2019 $30.00  
Kelly Cohen 02/01/2019 $15.00 Devon would be so proud of everything you've accomplished. ❤️
Adam Hauptman 02/01/2019 $20.00 Let's walk onward together. Miss ya, Dev.
Mike B 02/01/2019 $50.00  
Valerie Stein 02/01/2019 $35.00 thank you Christina, Wonderful friend. Love, Me Mom.
Jennifer Inchausti 01/25/2019 $50.00  
Nancy Weinheimer 01/23/2019 $10.00 You GO girl!!!! You inspire me and amaze me everyday! So stoked to see what all comes from your expedition :)
  Total $7,007.19  
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