Matt Talley's Fundraising Page
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The stigma affecting those of us who suffer from mental health related challenges is very real.  This makes things infinitely worse.  When we finally muster the courage to share our story, or ask for help, we are often met with skepticism and even outright derision.  This does not have to happen. Mental health challenges are as real as any illness, and can have devastating impacts that extend beyond the individual to their families and communities.

I'll be logging as many trail miles as possible during the month of October and will be updating this page periodically.  You can also follow me on AllTrails by going here:

Please help me raise money for mental health awareness and research. The majority of your donation goes directly to helping improve the lives of those suffering. Part of your donation also goes toward trail conservation, as the the outdoors can have a profoundly positive impact.  I urge you to donate whatever you can. Every little bit helps.    

ABOUT hikeOctober 2019

1 in 4 families is affected by mental illness.

I chose to join #hikeOctober to raise awareness of the challenges of mental illness, fund mental health research and conserve wilderness trails with our #hikeOctober campaign.

To learn more about #hikeOctober, click here.

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 programs to alleviate the suffering of mental illness including 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

Name Date Amount Comments
Erin Petty 10/27/2019 $25.00 Looks like an awesome organization!
Jason Farrell 10/24/2019 $25.00 Thanks for the hiking!
Carla Beckford 10/10/2019 $25.00  
Priscilla Smith 10/08/2019 $100.00 Keep it going! Can’t wait to see your post about your 100th mile hiked.
Ashley Burch 10/07/2019 $25.00 Thank you for bringing light to this cause!
Michael Hagen 10/07/2019 $100.00  
Jennifer Allen 09/30/2019 $50.00 Thanks for hiking for a great cause!
Priscilla Smith 09/28/2019 $25.00  
Matt Talley 09/27/2019 $50.00  
  Total $425.00  
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