Dr. K Marchman's Tour de Mont Blanc Hike for Mental Health!
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Dr. K Marchman's Tour de Mont Blanc Hike for Mental Health!
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Back packing on backcountry trails, my new found passion, helps me re-connect with nature and with places within myself that gets obscured in the daily hustle and bustle. A few days in the solitude of the trail helps ground me and preserve my overall mental well being.

For people battling mental illness, however, the path to mental health is rarely so simple. Mental illness affects more families than you probably realize, leaving those who suffer from it, and their families, searching for answers, cures and treatments that will allow them to experience the simple joy of living. In my own life, at the beginnign of this year, I lost my father to complications associated with Alzheimers Disease. He was a life-long sufferer of depression as well before being diagnosied with Alzheimer's approxiamtely 8-years ago. The more we know about the brain and mental illness the better we unsderstanf prevention and treatment, and that is why I'm asking you to join me in contributing to brain reasearch for mental health.

In a few short weeks, on August 17th, 2019 I will begin an 8-day Hiking trip around Mont Blanc. The Tour du Mont Blanc or TMB circles the Mont Blanc massif, covering a distance of roughly 170 kilometres with 10 kilometres of ascent/descent and passes through parts of Switzerland, Italy and France. This is another adventure of a lifetime for which I feel blessed and fortunate that I'm physically and mentally capable of such an experience. 

ABOUT My HIKE for Mental Health

1 in 4 families is affected by mental illness.

I am taking a HIKE for Mental Health so I can raise funds for a great cause, reduce the stigma of mental illness, and help preserve wilderness trails.

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 www.hikeformentalhealth.org.

To register your own hike with HIKE for Mental Health, click here.

Name Date Amount Comments
Jacquelyn Mertens 07/09/2019 $50.00 In memory of Leonard Michiels and to help my daughter reach her goal.
Anonymous Friend 07/08/2019 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 10/11/2017 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 10/10/2017 $25.00  
Anonymous Friend 10/10/2017 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 10/09/2017 $25.00 proud of you Krista..making a difference with every step you take to raise awareness of mental health xo
  Total $350.00