My name is Shaun and I'm thru-hiking the AT. I do my best to keep everyone updated so anyone can follow along and read about the hike towards Maine. I will write, shoot video, and share photos at the same place but be sure to check out my other "social profiles" to keep track if you want to.
No one has to hike for a cause but I chose one that just hit home for me. Mental illness is a problem that isn't readily seen with the eyes. Sometimes it shows itself and sometimes it stays dormant for years.
I know there are others that are worse off that deal with more severe forms of mental illness and I figure that it's best to do what I can for others that cannot . I chose HikeForMentalHealth.org as my charity in order to bring more research and awareness to field.
I set a goal of $2,200 which is the rough length of the Appalachian Trail. It works out to be around $1 per mile.
The mission of HIKE for Mental Health is:
HIKE for Mental Health distributes 100% of funds raised from its hikes:
1 in 4 families is affected by mental illness, so I ask you to consider donating to this worthy cause.
You can do this by clicking the "Give Now" button.
Thanks in advance for your generosity.
|Shawn Collins||2013-04-30||$100.00||John||2013-04-20||$25.00||I wish I could conjure a soundtrack as amazing as Grizzly Man's to show how much I love what you're doing. Thanks for EVERYTHING.||Daniel Goff||2013-04-19||$100.00||Thank you for your service! Good luck and have a wonderful thru hike. Thank you for inspiring others to get out there.||rocky||2013-04-16||$100.00||you go groomez!||airin||2013-04-16||$100.00||Awesome cause! Keep it up!||John Ernesto Harks||2013-04-16||$250.00||I can't control my feels right now||Amanda||2013-04-14||$100.00||All the way to Mount Katahdin!||Jon Fisher - WickedFire||2013-04-14||$500.00||WickedFire loves you Shaun... Would have donated sooner had I known! Hope it goes well and easy for ya.. but not too easy of course.||aaron||2013-04-14||$100.00||good cause. don't get lost. hey that rhymed. I'll come save you if you do.||Nick Fasci||2013-04-14||$101.00||Beware Of Bears.||Stealth Media||2013-04-14||$250.00||consider this your severance pay|