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Hike Hope Heal

Let’s Stomp out the Same! August 17th, 2019

Join us for our 6th Annual Hike Hope Heal

HIKE HOPE HEAL is our annual event each August benefiting Aspen Strong & the Mental Health Fund. Aspen Strong founded their organization on the basis of HIKE HOPE HEAL to connect our community and promote good mental hygiene.

 

Each year during this event our community comes together to give a voice to mental health in the Roaring Fork Valley. Participants and volunteers take place in a morning yoga session and then hike up Smuggler Mountain.

Since 2014, 271 hikers have helped raise $89,224.47 with an estimated 1,051 miles hiked to support mental health awareness.

In 2018, Aspen Strong contributed $20,000 to the valley’s mental health fund. The fund distributed $31,895 throughout the valley supporting 189 therapy sessions and 53 psychiatric sessions.

SCHEDULE

LOCATION: Herron Park, 109 Neale Ave, Aspen, CO, 81611

SCHEDULE:

  • 7:30am Sign-in at Herron Park.
  • 8am Thug Yoga with Courtney Smith
  • 8:30am Participants will hike from Herron to Smuggler Lookout deck
  • 9:30am Top of Smuggler Photo!
  • 9:45am hike back to park

Parking is limited please bike or walk

REGISTRATION IS FREE      SUGGESTED DONATION $30

HIKE HOPE HEAL WILL CONTINUE TO HONOR THE LIVES AND PASSION OF RYAN MARCIL & CARLIN BRIGHTWELL, BOTH LOVED MEMBERS OF THE ASPEN STRONG TEAM WHO WORKED EFFORTLESSLY TO SHARE OUR MISSION WITH THE COMMUNITY.

2019 SPONSORS

Louis Swiss

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Accommodations can be booked at the Gant for a discounted rate

Check out pictures of HIKE HOPE HEAL 2018

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    "This was a very effective presentation and helped numerous employees connect to local resources and improve their mental hygiene. We will want to do it again," 2018 Workplace Partner

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    "In Aspen we spend so much time talking about and working on our physical and spiritual fitness, but for some reason we completely ignore our mental wellness. Its as if we believe mental illness is reserved for those far removed from us, as if we are too "fit" for that type of thing. I would argue there is a fine and precarious line between mental wellness and illness. It is our duty to all of the parts of ourselves to keep our minds strong. Aspen Strong aims to do just that through ensuring that valley wide there are resources available to each of us that assess and support our mental hygiene, our mental fitness and our mental wellness. We can't be well in our physical and spiritual realms if our mental selves are not part of the equation. We truly are as great as the sum of our parts."

    Lady Fuller, International Gifting Company

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    "Aspen Strong plays an essential role-- increasing awareness of community resources, decreasing stigma, and advocating for the most vulnerable.  Their annual symposium empowers professionals in the community, and their year-round efforts educate and connect people to mental health resources in order to reduce substance abuse, mental health crises, and suicide.  By focusing on mental health hygiene and emotional literacy, as well as supporting the front line professionals, and promoting connections and various resources, Aspen Strong’s commitment to health wellness is inspiring."  

    Tina Payne Bryson, PhD; Co-author of The Yes Brain, and bestsellers The Whole-Brain Child, No-Drama Discipline; Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Connection & The Play Strong Institute

  • Lawrence Altman, CBD Trading & ASF donor.

    I realized younger in life that it was important to help other people any way I could. I have been involved in many causes that I thought were important, but mental health as dominated my interest. My own mental health struggles led me to a wonderful doctor and through him I started the Aspen Mental Health Fund which lead me to an amazing young woman Christina King. Christina brought the Aspen Strong Foundation idea to me. I was so impressed with her incredible energy and determination to make a difference in the world of mental health that it had become my passion as well. I believe we help many people who desperately need it. We are determined to rid people of the stigma of getting help for mental health issues. I am proud to be involved with Aspen Strong!

  • Ericka Anderson, MA LPC, Trauma Specialized Psychotherapist in Roaring Fork Valley & ASF Provider

    Because of Aspen Strong there is a place to turn to when someone needs help. I am deeply appreciative of their commitment to mental health in our valley.

  • Amanda Friend, Valley Settlement Project (2015 Symposium)

    I am so grateful to the Aspen Strong Foundation for bringing such amazing information and experts to our valley. I walked away from this symposium with a toolbox of strategies for immediate implementation that I use with my students, my children, and myself. I am a better parent, better teacher, and better self after this amazing experience.