Kate Benjamin

My walk is dedicated to the memory of Peter Towerton

Total Raised

$932

Total Distance

0

Distance Goal

100km

Support My 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, I’ll be taking part in One Foot Forward to show people living with mental illness that they are not alone.

I'm 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.

It would mean so much to me if you'd support my walk this October.

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

My Updates

What’s the back story?

One for the Dad’s


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…….

My Achievements

Thank you to my Sponsors

$315

Kate Benjamin

$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

Mum And Bruce

Very proud of you xx

$68.25

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

$52.50

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

$52.50

Mel Dunn

$42

Tash T

Am thinking of you and your family during this challenging time

$40

Dianne Bell

$30

Glenda Towerton

$26.25

Breanna Laferla