Hi! Thanks for checking out my page. I will be hiking the Appalachian Trail this summer 2018, 2200 miles from Georgia to Maine. It should be quite an adventure. I have decided to use the opportunity to raise some money for mental health. I doubt a single one of us has not been effected by Mental Health Issues, from depression to dementia and schizophrenia and everything in between. I have chosen BBRF because they are highly regarded and work directly with the scientific community. There is more info on them below.
You can donate a lump sum, or you can try and motivate me by donating per mile completed, (although I am pretty stubborn and will do whatever it takes to finish, so...)
Once again Thank you!! If you have any questions please message me!
Here is content to help explain why you may have chosen to support the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation:
Since 1987, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) has awarded more than $380 million to fund more than 5,500 grants to more than 4,500 scientists around the world.
According to the Rand Corporation, BBRF is the nation’s top non-governmental funder of mental health research grants.
The mission of the Foundation is to alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.
100% of contributions for research are invested in research grants to neuroscientists thanks to the generous support of two family foundations which cover BBRF operating expenses.
The Foundation only funds scientists whose research is reviewed and recommended by a world-renowned Scientific Council including Nobel Prize winners and chairs of psychiatric departments.