Kelsey Gaffigan's Fundraising Page
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Kelsey Gaffigan's Fundraising Page
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Hello Friends and Family,

Some of you may know that I am attempting a PCT thru-hike this summer. I want to use my thru-hike as an opportunity to raise money for two causes that I believe are important: mental health research and conservation. 80 cents of every dollar goes to mental health research and 20 cents of every dollar goes to conservation. Please consider donating if you feel that this speaks to you, and feel free to come hike a section of the trail with me this summer!



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
Anonymous Friend 06/25/2018 $31.00 I'm stoked to be your friend!
Emily Taylor 06/13/2018 $20.00 Happy trails! Thanks for all the beta!
Evan Kolosna 06/11/2018 $20.00  
Barbara & Preston Thomas 05/14/2018 $454.00 Happy Birthday, Kelsey!!! We are so proud of your effort and love you very much❣️❣️Hope your 22nd year is full of great adventures and wonderful friends! Mom and Preston
Lisa Franklin 05/14/2018 $100.00  
Suburban Lions Club Inc. 04/24/2018 $150.00  
Katie Warren 04/24/2018 $100.00 Keep it up, Kells! ‘Love what you’re doing !
Robert Kunz 04/11/2018 $50.00 Great idea.
Sam Taylor 04/11/2018 $25.00 Stoked for your journey!
Susan Muncey 03/24/2018 $50.00  
  Total $1,000.00  
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