Jessica Lang Wright's Fundraising Page
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I'm doing it again! I'm participating in #hikeOctober for the second year and I've got some lofty goals this time around. This year I'm challenging myself a little more by having a "no pavement" rule. Last year I did many of my miles on the Manchester Rail trial which is located out my back door. While that was great, I want to challenge myself to be off pavement the whole way this time. I will probably still do local trails (a girl has to work afterall!), but I think the no pavement rule will add an interesting twist. My goal is 108 miles this year, a slight increase given the challenge of not using pavement to get to that goal. Here's hoping it doesn't snow too much!

I'm also upping my fundraising goal significantly. I was blown away by the generosity of my friends and family and my yoga community last year and I'm betting we can do it again. So my goal this year is $600.

I'm so looking forward to this challenge! Let's do this and take the stigma out of mental health challenges for all!

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
Jan Achterhof 10/31/2019 $20.00 Loved hearing about you hike, Jessica!
Marianne Lang 10/30/2019 $100.00  
Manise Hinds 10/30/2019 $200.00  
Larry Balestra 10/30/2019 $20.00 Good job Jess! Proud of you!
Ashley Peck 10/30/2019 $20.00  
David Goldsmith 10/30/2019 $50.00 Anne and I support and admire your efforts.
Tracie Whitelaw 10/30/2019 $20.00  
Sandra Plocharczyk 10/25/2019 $50.00  
Leslie Dowst 10/23/2019 $108.00 One foot in front of the other girl! You rock!
Linda Levesque 10/18/2019 $35.00 In memory of my brother.
Linda Bakaian 10/11/2019 $150.00 108 miles!!You go girl!!
Marla Sacks 10/03/2019 $50.00 Way to go Jessica. So many things to support. This one is super big. Love it and especially love how you open your heart and share your visions!!
Micheline Receputo 09/24/2019 $25.00 Go Jessica, you have such a beautiful giving heart! Thanks for doing this, raising more awareness and taking action. Truly inspiring <3
Deborah Heller 09/21/2019 $25.00 Go for it, Jess!
  Total $873.00  
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