Welcome to my fundraising page! Having suffered from depression in the past and having used wilderness hiking as an effective recovery tool, I felt this was the perfect charity to support during my current 2018 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. I often refer to the trail as my 'therapist'. Eighty percent of the hike 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.
As an added incentive, I will match all donations dollar for dollar up to my $500 fundraising goal at the conclusion of my hike.
Thank You for your support!
Rob "Starbucks" Small
|Ann Kimberly||08/05/2018||$50.00||Congratulations on your thru hike. Amazing accomplishment—and thanks for keeping your fans updated throughout your journey. Well done.||Robert Small||08/02/2018||$500.00||Thank You to all who have donated. This matching donation brings the total to $1,270!||Robert Barg||07/26/2018||$50.00||Rob, Congratulations! Best Regards, Rob and Patty||Char Carle||07/09/2018||$50.00||I so Admire what You are doing. You are also helping me cope by sharing your adventures and providing some stress relief. Way to GO ROB!!!! You are on the home stretch- Unbelievable......||Barbara Reinke||06/30/2018||$50.00||Eric Small||06/24/2018||$100.00||Gary Aguilar||06/09/2018||$40.00||Anonymous Friend||06/09/2018||$20.00||Congratulations, Rob, for making the 2/3 trail mark. Enjoy the rest of the AT in good health, and in good spirits.||Donna Ponte||06/08/2018||$10.00||You're lookin mighty slim, Rob. You gonna cook up that rattler?||Heidi Hanson||05/02/2018||$25.00||What a terrific way to help others as you hike, and a great choice of charity. So impressed with your determination and continued progress toward this goal. Happy trails!||Susan Olofson||05/01/2018||$50.00||How fantastic, to hike in such a beautiful setting AND in support of mental illness research! Thank you, Rob.||MaryAnn Greenwood||04/30/2018||$50.00||Peggy Bluemer||04/30/2018||$25.00||Keep on truckin'!||Joseph Lulves||04/30/2018||$50.00||LIsa Ruhland||04/18/2018||$25.00||Have a great journey on the AT!||Joe and Rachel Matuch||04/17/2018||$50.00||We're supporting you all the way as we pray for a successful hike! We love you!||Steve Raseman||04/12/2018||$25.00||Rob, Congrats on your adventure and the great cause! Enjoy the miles! When you get back would love have you to share your story at one of our "Hike the Appalachian Trail Meetups" in Chicago. Steve (Trail name: Wedding Walker)||Rick Patterson||04/11/2018||$25.00||Looking forward to having a burger and beer when you get back home!||Toni Whalen||04/09/2018||$25.00||Keep oup the good work, Rob! You're doing great!||Liz Patterson||04/07/2018||$25.00||Great job Rob! Keep on the trail and thanks for sharing your adventures!||Tom Matuch||04/07/2018||$25.00||What a wonderful opportunity to see the natural beauty of God's creation along the Appalachian Trail. Praying for your health, safety, and a successful journey. Best wishes Rob.||Anne Woenker||04/07/2018||$50.00||Thank you. Hiking and supporting important research, awesome.|