HIKE HOPE HEAL is our annual event benefiting the Mental Health Fund, promoting mental hygiene and connecting our community to the mental health resources in the valley.
7:30am – Participants gather at Herron Park (103 Neale St. Aspen CO 81611)
8:00am – Morning warm up by Shakti Shala’s Jamie Butemeyer.
8:30am – Hike to Smuggler Mountain
10:30am – Picnic at Herron Park
DJNAKA, a silent auction give-away in town, and booths hosting the Valley’s mental health resources.
Cost: $30. Kids under 12 are free. Dogs are invited, but must be registered!
This will benefit the Mental Health Fund to offset the cost of mental health services for individuals in the Roaring Fork Valley including areas to Parachute.
Jimmy’s Bodega $100 Gift Card Jimmy’s Aspen $100 Gift Card Aspen Snowmass 2 ski day passes Heidi Hat clothing Aspen Music School gift card for 2 tickets any show Kenichi Gift Card Ulherof gift card Campo de Fiori gift card Sammy’s Hair Cuts The Aspen Clinic (TAC) Nutrition Consult The Aspen Clinic (TAC) Silver Monthly Pass Four Mountain Sports 2 day Bike Rental Four Mountain Sports D&E Gift Card Kiwi Adventures Raft Trip for 2 Alex Leddy Acupuncture session Alpine Body Mechanics Massage
$5 a ticket – also included in every Hike registration
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!
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.
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.
We felt that mental illness is under-addressed by society and Aspen Strong fills this gap locally. Your mind is an organ like any other and deserves treatment and resources. One single point of contact and coordination is especially helpful for the most in need, the young and the poor.