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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 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:

  • Increase awareness of the challenges and suffering faced by those afflicted by mental illness and their families
  • Increase public appreciation for and responsible use of wilderness trails
  • Raise funds to prevent and alleviate the pain caused by mental illness and to maintain and preserve wilderness trails

HIKE for Mental Health distributes 100% of funds raised from its hikes:

  • Eighty percent to scientific research to prevent, cure, or treat mental illness
  • Twenty percent to preserve wilderness trails

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.

ABOUT HFMH 2013 Thru Hikers

HIKE for Mental Health (HFMH) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization born of a single vision: a world in which everyone, including those who suffer from mental illness, can find the simple joy of living.

Sharing the joy of hiking, while helping those who battle mental illness – that is what motivates us.

All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS. And all funds received from our hikes go to our mission causes.

To see more about our mission, visit us at

Name Date Amount Comments
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
  Total $1,726.00  
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