Hiking for Hope and Healing

A personal campaign sponsored by Staci Anderson

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About Me

My name is Staci "Artemis" Anderson, and I am excited to announce my further participation with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in 2019, as I thru-hike the 800 mile Arizona Trail & 1200 mile Pacific Northwest Trail.  In 2018, I successfully raised over $3000 for AFSP National while southbound thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Canada to Mexico, blowing past my goal of $1 per mile walked on trail.

I'd like to give a huge thanks to everyone who contributed & supported my PCT campaign in 2018; my heart is full. You're all incredible, selfless human beings.  Much love.

AZT 2019

This year, I'm taking on the 800 mile Arizona National Trail, and I'm hoping to increase my $3000 funds raised for AFSP to $4000.  It should take me about 5 weeks to hike this trail in its entirety, and in this short period of time, over 4500 Americans will take their own lives.  

Let's be the change we want to see, by ending the stigma surrounding mental health issues & helping those in need.  

Donate to help keep me motivated as I'm trucking along across that lonely stretch of desert, and to be a voice that says it's ok to ask for help when you need it.

Ways to Help

1. Donate!

The AFSP is a fantastic organization that provides important funding to improve interventions, train clinicians in suicide prevention, and advocate for policies that will save lives.  They aim to find better ways to reach those who suffer, and encourage schools, workplaces, and communities to make mental health a priority.  They also bring hope to those who are struggling themselves, and help those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Please consider donating on my behalf to help prevent suicide and to provide assistance to those who have been affected by a loved one's suicide.  Any amount is appreciated and will certainly help.  All money raised goes directly to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  My thru-hikes are funded by me, myself & I.

  • The "I Support You" Donation = $3 Flat Donation
  • The "Get It, Girl" Donation = $5 Flat Donation
  • 1 cent per mile = $8
  • 2 cents per mile = $16
  • 3 cents per mile = $24
  • 4 cents per mile = $32
  • 5 cents per mile = $40
  • 10 cents per mile = $80
  • 20 cents per mile = $160
  • 'The Saguaro Special'=$17.70 ($1 per mile of the AZT thru Saguaro NP
  • 'The Grand Canyon Special' =$40.20 ($1 per mile of the AZT thru Grand Canyon NP)
  • NEW! 'The Superstition Special' =$29.40 ($1 per AZT mile thru the Superstition Wilderness)
  • 'The Halway There Special' = $4 (1 cent for the 400 mile mark)

2. Like, Share & Care

Like and share my posts on social media to help spread the word regarding my campaign & fundraising goal.  Every little bit helps!  It's ok if you can't make a monetary donation, but sharing is a great way to make a difference! 

Thru-hiking any long distance trail is a huge undertaking:  I'm usually obligated to hiking over 20 miles a day to complete it, and sometimes even up to 30+ miles!  I need lots of moral support, as the trail is often more mentally exhausting than it is physically.  I'll be writing updates of my journey on my website blog at ArtemisHikes.com and posting regularly on my social media accounts.  You can visually follow my adventure on Instagram and Facebook.

Thank you for your continued support! 

-Artemis