Cat Curtis' Appalachian Trail Page
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Cat Curtis' Appalachian Trail Page
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Greetings fellow hikers, friends and family!

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page where I am raising money throughout my 2,190.9 mile Appalachian Trail journey to donate to Hike for Mental Health. This cause is very important to me and I hope that the donations raised will prevent and alleviate the pain caused by mental illness for individuals and families and in addition, will help maintain and preserve wilderness trails!

Why I chose Hike for Mental Health:

  • 100 % of funds raised are donated 
  • Eighty percent of the donations provide grants that enable scientific research and fund programs aimed at alleviating suffering from mental illness
  • Twenty percent of the hike donations support preservation of wilderness trails
  • Mental illness affects 1 out of 4 families in the United States, leaving those who suffer from it and their families searching for answers, cures and treatments that will allow them to experience the simple joy of living.
  • Every year, about 42.5 million American adults (or 18.2 percent of the total adult population in the United States) suffers from some mental illness, enduring conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia 
  • Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, with increases in every age group except older adults. The rise was particularly steep for women.

Even a few dollars will help! Please remember that all contributions are tax deductible! :)

Happy Trails,


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

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

Name Date Amount Comments
Carla Belleli 12/21/2018 $25.00  
GAIL & JOE KENNEDY 12/17/2018 $100.00 Great Cause and so proud of you! What an accomplishment Love you Joe & Gail
Plack Carr 12/17/2018 $250.00  
Dylan Sharp 10/26/2018 $10.00  
Kevin Curtis 10/03/2018 $20.00  
Brandon Parenteau 09/26/2018 $25.00 Congrats in a job well done! Whatever you do after the AT! May you have safe passage! Happy Trails!!
Ashley Broockerd 09/25/2018 $50.00 So proud of you!!!
Thomas Rentschler 09/22/2018 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 09/21/2018 $20.00  
Larry and Anita Wheeler 08/18/2018 $25.00 What an amazing journey!
Karen Goldade 08/17/2018 $50.00 So proud of you!
Rosemary Mize 08/17/2018 $25.00 Go Girl Go
Janice Jodon 08/16/2018 $20.00 Great Hike !
Julie Opheim 07/30/2018 $50.00 Kat, You're so strong with an amazing spirit! Can't wait for your Grand finish! Julie
Cadie & Rusty Cade 07/28/2018 $100.00 Cadie & Rusty are so proud of the Cousin Cat!!!!
Laura Mossing 06/30/2018 $30.00 Congrats Cat on accomplishing your goals and supporting a great cause
Daria Charland 06/28/2018 $20.00 Go Cat Go!
Meredith Evans 06/28/2018 $50.00 Awesome Cat! I support you and bringing more awareness to mental health! Keep it up!
Linda Gafford 06/28/2018 $50.00 You are doing GREAT! So proud for you! Keep up the awesome job!!! Live your dream and have fun!!!
Kathy Carpenter 06/28/2018 $50.00 So Proud of you! Best of luck!
Nicole Brown 06/14/2018 $20.00 Thank you and good luck! -Nicole @WomenWhoHike
Anonymous Friend 05/24/2018 $50.00 I am enjoying your AT adventures via facebook & instagram! :-)
Ken Curtis 05/07/2018 $50.00 I am very proud and envious of you. Enjoy your adventure!
Lynsay Montour 05/06/2018 $50.00 Go Cat! So incredible to see you living one of your dreams!
William Hackett 05/06/2018 $50.00  
Bruce and Cathy Cade 04/18/2018 $100.00 As promised - another 100 miles behind you, another $100 to the cause. Keep it up! xoxoxo
Paul Knight 04/09/2018 $20.00  
Chris Curtis 04/07/2018 $50.00 Half from me; half from Mom.Go Cat!
Glenda Weeden 04/07/2018 $100.00 cat to maine all the way!! love moose & turtle
Cathy & Bruce Cade 04/06/2018 $100.00 We support you Cat in all your endeavors.
Anonymous Friend 02/21/2018 $150.00  
  Total $1,760.00  
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