Mark Schatz
1  year  Mo Bro

$825

Target: $5,000
raised $1,350 since 2021
My motivation

Hey, my name’s Mark Schattenberg and I’m climbing for Expedition Mustache Madness in 2022 on Denali, where our goal is to help men who struggle with mental health problems.

Recently in my life I’ve personally struggled though the highs and lows that come with getting hit by a car during a morning jog. In a moments notice how I coped with life was gone, a void in my life appeared and my identity vanished. I was a runner and paddler turned couch potato with a broken leg and a bruised rear to show for it.

Our goal is to show men there is a light in the middle of every struggle. Through movement and brotherhood we can be there for one another. Personally experiencing this with my brothers, I thank those that have held me in times of extreme lows and have helped me see the peaks.

Denali is a perfect metaphor for our journey as men with its constant uphill climb, long hauls, hardships and brutal cold. Men are drowning is this world that’s more and more focused on what we are intuitively designed to do. Academia takes center stage where trades use to thrive. Less and less men are graduating from college and struggling with suicide and depression. I want this climb to be an example for one simple thing: a place where men can be men! Through that, hopefully we can help others understand there is hope and there are healthy outlets for coping with mental health issues!

Brotherhood, movement and talking more, can bring someone back from the depths of despair.

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Donating again to help with this important cause. Uncle Dale & I are happy to support you! Love, Aunt Judi

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Donating again to help with this important cause. Uncle Dale & I are happy to support you! Love, Aunt Judi

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Kyndel Bennett
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Love the cause. Good luck buddy!

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Love the cause. Good luck buddy!

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Judi Sims
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Happy to support you! Love, Aunt Judi

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Donation from:
Judi Sims
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Happy to support you! Love, Aunt Judi

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Kathryn Bramble
$100

Mark,
Your journey through your difficult and lengthy recovery is remarkable in so many ways. To rise above the pain, both physical and mental, has shown such strength of character and determination. Your journey may not be at its end, but you are stronger and wiser from it.
Our hearts and prayers go with you as you climb Denali, and always!
Ron and Kathryn

33 Week(s) Ago
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Kathryn Bramble
$100

Mark,
Your journey through your difficult and lengthy recovery is remarkable in so many ways. To rise above the pain, both physical and mental, has shown such strength of character and determination. Your journey may not be at its end, but you are stronger and wiser from it.
Our hearts and prayers go with you as you climb Denali, and always!
Ron and Kathryn

33 Week(s) Ago
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Steve Simmons
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Inspiring story. Good luck to you.

33 Week(s) Ago
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Steve Simmons
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Inspiring story. Good luck to you.

37 Week(s) Ago
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Anita van Hengel
$50

Good luck, Mark. Your perserverance in your way to recovery is admirable. You'll get there! I wish you and the other guys joining Expedition Mustache Madness all the best in climbing Denali.

37 Week(s) Ago
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Anita van Hengel
$50

Good luck, Mark. Your perserverance in your way to recovery is admirable. You'll get there! I wish you and the other guys joining Expedition Mustache Madness all the best in climbing Denali.

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