Maddy's Pacific Crest Trail Hike for Mental Health
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Maddy's Pacific Crest Trail Hike for Mental Health
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Hello everyone!

This year I'm hiking the Pacific Crest Trail! As I was planning, I found this organization, HIKE for Mental Health, and it made me want my hike to be about more than just my bucket list. It could be a great way to raise awareness (and money) for an issue that touches every person. As I walk the trail, I'll have this donation page to help fund grants for scientific research and programs for those with mental illness, as well as funding preservation of wilderness trails. Anything you can give will help and 100% of the hike donations go towards these causes!


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
Mark O'Brien 09/10/2018 $50.00  
Margaret Westrick 08/22/2018 $50.00 Godspeed Maddy ❤️ in memory of Joe Otto
Florian Eggert 07/25/2018 $20.00  
Anonymous Friend 07/25/2018 $50.00  
Tony, Colleen, Daniel and Isabelle Brumley 04/22/2018 $50.00 Good Luck Maddy! Safe climbing to Canada. Love you.
John O’Brien 04/21/2018 $50.00 Enjoy your quest Be safe. Love you
Marcia Marks 04/20/2018 $25.00 Sending our love, Maddy.
Catherine Marks 04/18/2018 $50.00 This is from Tom and I both. We're proud of you!
Erin Ipsen-Borgersen 04/18/2018 $10.00 Best wishes for a safe journey and an amazing result....
Holly Bielecki 04/18/2018 $20.00 Amazed and inspired you're doing this, mental health is very near and dear to my heart (and brain)
Leanne Fahner 04/18/2018 $40.00 Make sure you have good first-aid items!! Best wishes.
Alonna Mertz 04/18/2018 $55.00 You are flipping amazing! Way to be a true Gryffindor and head out on this meaningful adventure! LAHVE YOU!!
Kathryn OBrien 04/17/2018 $25.00 FIRST. Love you girl this is such a cool idea! Thank you!
  Total $495.00  
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