Update: 7/17/18 - I summited Katahdin on July 16th after 3 months and 27 days on the trail. Thank you so much to the supporters that could help generate my footsteps into a larger change!
Hey everyone! Thank you for helping me support Hike for Mental Health during my 2018 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. My goal is to raise a dollar for every mile I complete, and I have every confidence I will surpass this goal. I am sure there is more information on their website than you would ever care to know, but what I found most impressive is 100% of their funds are given away. Eighty percent is put towards grants to fund mental health research while the other twenty is used for trail restoration and maintenance of public lands.
I knew I wanted to partner with an organization to help raise money as I completed my journey, but choosing one was no easy task. Where do you look when there are so many worthwhile options out there? Shout out to my Skimmbassador friends for helping me find an organization that touched on two things I am passionate about! I am so thankful for all the support I have received already, and am glad my steps are going to be having much more impact than just a few footprints on a trail!
|Rachel Schillo||07/18/2018||$50.00||Congrats on your achievements and I love his cause!||Lori Gerlach||07/12/2018||$25.00||Carol Cucurullo||07/12/2018||$5.00||Good luck!||Joseph E. Taney||07/11/2018||$200.00||Hey Kellikens, Here's a few to help get through your great endeavor. I'm very proud of you and your doing great. Love you Your Pop Pop||Phoebe Call||07/09/2018||$50.00||Rick and I very much enjoyed meeting you and hearing your AT stories. Keep on trekking!||Emma Hurlbert||07/09/2018||$25.00||Keep up the incredible work!||Chef Rob Anderson||07/07/2018||$50.00||Amanda Deisenroth||07/07/2018||$25.00||Get it girl! You’re amazing!||Colleen & Joel ODonnell||07/01/2018||$25.00||What a wonderful cause! You got this Kelly!||Elizabeth Cook||06/25/2018||$10.00||You got this! Your Skimm fam is behind you||Morgan Sinclair||06/24/2018||$5.00||Cristen Heavens||06/24/2018||$5.00||Hike on, girl! You're going great!||Anonymous Friend||06/24/2018||$10.00||Goodluck! -Skimm Friend||Ashley Ellis||06/24/2018||$36.00||Good luck from a fellow Skimmbassador!||Karli Wood||06/24/2018||$15.00||Go Skimm Girl, Go!||Beth McMillan||06/24/2018||$5.00||Keep up the good work! You have the Charlotte SB’s supporting you back home||Rachel Roffman||06/24/2018||$10.00||You're amazing!!||Anonymous Friend||06/08/2018||$23.00||Let's put you over $1,800. Keep going!||Michael Ridgeway||04/02/2018||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||03/21/2018||$100.00||You’re amazing Kelly and don’t ever forget it!||Anonymous Friend||03/19/2018||$40.00||Thank you for getting the word out and helping to reduce stigma.||Chris Martin||03/16/2018||$25.00||You got this Kelly, You're going to have a blast. I'm jealous!!||Chris Harker||03/15/2018||$200.00||Funds raised at Triple C Brewing on 3/14||Kevin and David||03/14/2018||$60.00||Hike on!||Melanie Schnurbusch||03/07/2018||$200.00||Karin Pierson||03/07/2018||$35.00||So proud of you for living your best life and going after your dreams! You’re such an inspiration, and I’m so happy to call you my friend.||Michael Baker||03/05/2018||$22.00||Be good. Do good.||Nancy Suslowitz||02/21/2018||$20.00||Kelly, I’m so grateful to you for doing this. I suffer from mental illness and plan on doing my AT thru-hike March of 2019. Hiking is the one thing that truly heals me. I plan to do my hike for “Hike for Mental Health” as well. Do you know, do they make T-shirt’s or other merchandise for promotion of their cause? You have a wonderful hike- you deserve it!! Nancy||Bruce Kerschner||02/16/2018||$40.00||Great that you have this chance in your life to go and do what you want to do and yet still thinking of others that struggle with Mental Illnesses. #GoHike#ThruHikeKelly#Success#AchievetheDream.||Susan Kerschner||02/16/2018||$60.00||What a great way to make awareness of Mental Health Illnesses. Enjoy the walk through the woods. Love you, Mom Your Grandparents Kerschners' will walk beside you.||Anonymous Friend||02/16/2018||$35.00||A lot of determination and solo time with yourself calms the special spirit you share with others. Great Organization to Walk for.||Lucy Hensley||02/15/2018||$20.00||Best of luck- I know you'll learn a lot about yourself and others in this trip. Hope we can tear up Charlotte together when you're back||Joy Williams||02/14/2018||$75.00||Marsha Smith||02/13/2018||$50.00||Read your story, and so impressed. I sing in all church choir sometimes, and know what a great group it is.||Badal Gandhi||02/12/2018||$10.00||Great cause ! Good luck||Choir At Southpark Church||02/11/2018||$400.00||Pender Ibach||02/11/2018||$20.00||Your strength is so inspiring, I wish you so much luck roomie! I'll miss ya!||Michael Lutz||02/09/2018||$65.00||Leigh Ann Sells||02/06/2018||$100.00||Thanks Kelly for working to reduce the stigma for those who suffer from Mental Health issues! Love you, be safe!||Linnea Crowther||02/05/2018||$25.00||Jordan Pingitore||01/31/2018||$10.00||You are one bad ass girl Kelly! Stay safe out there!||Aleena Cuillard||01/31/2018||$40.00||I support your hike to encourage those family members and friends of mine who valiantly struggle for better mental health.||DaNae Currington||01/31/2018||$50.00||I wish you much success and remember "Hike your own Hike"||Rick Besterman||01/29/2018||$25.00||Anonymous Friend||01/26/2018||$10.00|