Carl "Professor" Stanfield's Fundraising Page
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Carl "Professor" Stanfield's Fundraising Page
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After a life-changing experience thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2018, I am thirsty for another major adventure. Though I went out expecting many solitary encounters with the wilderness in its most natural state, I instead found myself surrounded by fascinating vulnerable people from all walks of life. My hike turned out to be an exhilerating way to meet people in their most natural and genuine states, people with incredible stories and backgrounds setting out on a pursuit much like my own. I loved learning about people in such a way, and I hope that my future hikes continue to provide me with similar opportunities. Along my path, I hope to serve a greater purpose than just my own well-being, and that's why I am teaming up with Hike for Mental Health. Mental Illness and issues with overall mental well-being have plagued so many loved ones in my life, across friendships, relationships, and family members. It is my hope to combine my passions of adventuring and genuinely helping people: I am aspiring to raise a dollar for every mile that I hike on this journey to go towards benefiting mental health. 

ABOUT Pacific Crest Trail

1 in 4 families is affected by mental illness.

I chose to make HIKE for Mental Health a part of my Pacific Crest 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
Clare Rachwalski 10/11/2019 $20.00 Carl congrats!!! Get yourself some well-deserved rest and brews
Ralphene Rathbone 10/11/2019 $44.40 It's all about the journey. Happy trails.
Anonymous Friend 10/10/2019 $50.00  
Dawson D'Atre 10/10/2019 $20.00 Awesome job, Carl! It's super cool that you're doing this, especially braving the cold and snow to finish out your trip. Good luck!
Bailey Grigsby 10/09/2019 $25.00  
Mary Toapha 10/09/2019 $30.00  
Jim Wall 10/09/2019 $25.00 Finish out this last 50 with a bang! Ready for a cousin night to hear all about this thru hike!
Rebecca Livingston 10/09/2019 $25.00 Congratulations!
Betty Grigsby 10/09/2019 $100.00  
Michal & Janet Stanfield 10/09/2019 $265.30 So proud of Carl Stanfield!
Philip & Leslie Franklin 10/09/2019 $200.00 Life is a journey - thanks for sharing yours with us! It’s an honor to celebrate your accomplishment with a gift to support others along their own journey.
Shuffles Shuffles 10/09/2019 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 09/09/2019 $50.00  
John Grigsby 07/13/2019 $100.00 I hope you reach all your goals!
Peggy Schlemmer Schlemmer 05/06/2019 $25.00 Taking good care of your car, Carl You are in my prayers for a safe, exciting adventure.
Louan Stanfield 05/06/2019 $100.00 God be with you.
Benjamin Delikat 05/04/2019 $10.00 Well, that’s all the time I have for now! Good luck Prof
Clyde Carter 04/13/2019 $26.53 Looking forward to working with you in the fall!
Skye Gonzalez 04/09/2019 $25.00 So excited for you Carl aka Mary! It’s been a pleasure watching you live life to the fullest. I could never hike the AT, and I can’t wait to see what you do next! I’m so happy I met you at John Knox 10+ years ago. You are awesome!!!
Heather Hubbard 04/07/2019 $10.00 Starl Canfield!!! You know how much you mean to Nic and myself. You’re a great pal and I’m so proud of your adventures so far and what is yet to come. Thank you for finding a way to spread love and support about mental health awareness in our world. Best wishes to Professor Carl!!! We’re always rooting for you
Val Cummings 04/06/2019 $50.00  
Nikki Denton 04/05/2019 $5.00 Good luck and thank you for this amazing project!
Bruce Lancaster 04/05/2019 $50.00 Happy for you as you step out on this new adventure!
Nathan Franklin 04/05/2019 $10.00 What an awesome cause, so stoked for you to come hike with me and Sarah in 2021 ;).
Anonymous Friend 04/05/2019 $25.00 Safe journey!
Price Taylor 04/05/2019 $50.00 Godspeed,Carl!
Joyce Cole 04/05/2019 $25.00 Way to go Karl! The AT and PCP are on my bucket list! Knowing those goals can be further enriched by adding on a purpose such as you have done makes me even more excited for the adventure! Thank you!
  Total $1,416.23  
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