This one is for the Dads

Team Members

11

Total Raised

$6,750

Total Distance

7km

Distance Goal

980km

This one’s for the Dads

We are two mates - Kate Benjamin and Luke Dawson. We have known each other for a long time, well over 10 years. What we didn’t know until a few years ago, because really it doesn’t get spoken about, is that we have a shared experience. 


And it’s not an experience you would wish on anyone. 


Both our Dad’s died by suicide. This year marks the 20th anniversary for both of us and our families since we last saw these much loved men. We are on a mission to raise awareness and raise funds in honour of our Dad’s who left us far too soon. Too soon to meet our kids, too soon to come to our weddings and sadly too soon to get the help they needed to recover from the black dog. 


Did you know that 1 in 5 people experience symptoms of mental illness each year?


In fact, every day in Australia, 8 people will die by suicide.


How can you help? We have set a target for this October to clock up some km’s and raise funds for the Black Dog Institute to support crucial mental health research and support services to help Australians impacted by mental illness and suicide.


August is recruitment month. We are looking for an army of friends and supporters who would like to walk in our team - “One for the Dads”. Km’s are tracked individually, and we will aim to get together whenever we can. 


Join our Team…….


Support Our Walk for Mental Health Research

Did you know that 1 in 5 people experience symptoms of mental illness each year?

In fact, every day in Australia, 8 people will die by suicide.

Mental illness can be debilitating and can have a devastating impact on not only those living with it, but those around them. 

This October, our team is taking part in One Foot Forward to show people living with mental illness that they are not alone.

We're walking to raise funds for the Black Dog Institute to support crucial mental health research and support services to help Australians impacted by mental illness and suicide.

Please support our challenge by making a donation through this page... it would really mean a lot.

Together, we can create a mentally healthier world, for everyone.

Our Achievements

Thank you to our Sponsors

$315

Kate Benjamin

$263

Mark Jordan

Good luck mate.

$250

Tracie Mowbray

Kate & Luke you guys are amazing, so happy to see you getting together for this cause! Sending love & support to you both as you did for me over the years xxx #Gone but not forgotten

$250

Suzanne Myers

It’s heartbreaking for anybody to experience a loss through suicide. Hugs to you.

$200

Paul Everest

He's be very proud of his son brother. Men need so much support we don't get. Stoked to help out.

$147

Sarah Dawson

$147

Mamta Bhatt

Love you. Smash that goal! x

$113

Ally Murray

Big love Bec! Very proud of you x

$105

Harold O’brien

$105

Wayne Houston

Great work Luke

$105

Denise Abood

Proud of you for doing this, well done on the amazing effort xx

$105

Riannon Dawson

$105

Joanne Houston

Proud of your constant effort and care for others who are struggling. Keep up the great work.

$105

Lauren Kirk

$105

Josephine Harvie

$105

Jimmy

$105

Ali Fortuna

$105

Tamara Wikaruk

$105

Amy Casson

I love you Kate and my gosh I loved your dad. Spending time at your house and around your family was the highlight of my early teen years XOX

$105

Helene

A worthy cause guys, hope you reach your goal xx

$105

Chelsea

Go Luke! Love this cause ❤️

$105

Asset Plumbing Solutions

Well done Luke. 🙌

$105

Marina And Luke Watson

Dear Kate, I'm so sorry I wasn't aware of your dad's tragic passing, after all these years we've been friends...Just by looking at you I can say he must have been a great human and a wonderful father! Sending you and Tarlee lots of love xxx

$100

Bruce And Janine Strowe

Thank you for doing this. Good luck

$100

Janine Strowe

Well done Tarlee. Thank you for doing this

$100

Adrienne Ingram

You are an inspiration Luke!!

$100

Robert Castellano

All the best mate. Great cause your helping

$100

Mum And Bruce

Very proud of you xx

$100

Mum And Bruce

Very proud of both of you xxx

$100

Anonymous

$100

Bonnie Ewer

Kate & Luke you are two of the biggest powerhouses I know

$100

Facebook Donation

$77

Jess & Dane Stoffberg

$70

Karina Blackman

$68

Gareth Wynne

$68

Laura Collins

$68

Tyrone Bain

Peter was a legend. All the best x

$68

Carina

I feel so stupid - I had no idea how your dad passed Kate after all of these years. I’m so sorry. Such an amazing cause and one close to our hearts to. I wish I could walk with you, but I’ll be heavily pregnant with no 2 sending loads of love xxx

$68

Adam Duncombe

$68

Kathy

Good on you bec! That’s a lotta walking

$53

Kristin West

We had some good times growing up Kate, I looked up to you like a big sister. I still think of you often. You’re such a strong woman, your dad would be so proud of you xx

$53

Dee Gawne

You are amazing Luke!! What a great cause!!! I love how passionate and open you are about your journey, you are always checking in and caring about others, your Dad would be so proud! Thanks for always cheering me on. Means a lot❤️

$53

Tegan Baird

Great cause Kate :) I’m sure he’ll be watching you every step of the way xo

$53

Abbey-rose Rywak

💙💙

$53

Lauren Manaog

$53

Kel

Hope you meet your target Tarls

$53

Anonymous

Your strength is something that should be admired!! Stay strong you are AMAZING

$53

Lyn Spencer

Good on you Luke. A great cause.

$53

Jeanette Nunez

Good luck mate, what a great cause ❤️

$53

Mel Dunn

$50

Kellie

K x

$50

Rob Lindsay

Mate, we have known each other for a short time. But I read your story and hope with each donation, you get to your goal. It's a dark issue that needs all the help it can, to bring light.

$50

Margaret & Grant Oostendorp

Good on you Luke, great cause x

$50

Noddy

$50

Kimin Barrett

$50

Erin

$50

Facebook Donation

$50

Levy Tree Services

Go girl!!

$42

Brad Housto Houston

Go you good thing. Better you than me! 😉

$42

Sally Greener

Hope you’re well x

$42

Laura Collins

👏🏼👏🏼

$42

Tash T

This is such an important cause! Thinking of you X

$42

Elvira

Hope to stop that no one else goes through pain of losing a family member

$42

Tash T

Am thinking of you and your family during this challenging time

$42

Haley Calford

$42

Gavin

$40

Bec Weeden

$40

Dianne Bell

$40

Dianne Bell

$40

Toni Walker

$32

Kirstie Mcelwaine

xxx

$32

Marion Mapham

$32

Anonymous

Good luck Luke, I’m so sorry you had to deal with that ,unfortunately it happened to a young family I know of last year 😢

$32

Anonymous

$30

Glenda Towerton

$30

Sarah W

$30

Glenda Towerton

$30

Debbie & Robert Collins

$30

Tracey

Well done Luke. Good luck with your goal.

$26

Kristina Wall

<3

$26

Breanna Laferla

$26

Micka

Good luck mate

$21

Jacqui Walker

$21

Anonymous

$21

Fiona Peters

Well done Bec! Xx

$21

Jeannine Araghi

$21

Baz

🤍🤍

$21

Rica Bonnici

$21

Loz

Well done legend!

$21

Wood Family

A topic that should be more readily spoken about. Sending love to you both Kate and Luke XO

$20

Anonymous

$20

Facebook Donation

$20

The Cross Family

$20

Facebook Donation

$11

Kissle

Hey Bec! Have a good walk! Mad respect and positive energy for you. Love and Peace. Miguel....aka Mike...ake Kissle