Emmerson's Dunedin Marathon

$100 donated
Given by 4 generous donors in around 3 months

Please help me raise funds for Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa (PADA). Your donation will enable PADA to support young families.


My name is Cherie McKinnon. I have a lovely hubby Duncan, and a very tall wee man, Josh. Plus a cat, Suzy.

I am doing the half marathon this year to help Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa (PADA) provide advocacy and awareness through their training seminars and resources. They have great connections and tools for care providers who are supporting families with anxiety & depression due to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting.

After having my delightful son 14 years ago, I ended up having postnatal depression. I ended up slipping through the cracks as it was not picked up quickly enough. My dream is to set up a Mums and Bubs place to support mums, their new born, and their families.

As I was returning to Polytech part-time to continue my studies as an Enrolled Nursing student, I had some spare time up my sleeve so I decided to get back into walking. I keep track of my walks by using the app, Map my Walk. I will be walking the Emerson’s Dunedin Half Marathon for my mental health and wellbeing. It is a stress release from student work and study.

I was at a PADA seminar earlier this year and as I was looking through their booklet, I saw that money has been raise for them. This gave me the idea to do the same. Two ideas came together. Walking the half marathon and fundraising. Since the end of February, I have been, ‘pounding the pavement for PADA’ and for every 10km I walk $1.00 goes towards this charity.

About us

We work to eliminate the stigma around perinatal mental health by championing awareness and facilitating best practice in perinatal mental health and wellbeing to ensure all families have access to appropriate information and support.

Use of funds

$25 helps provide vital information & resources to parents

$50 helps PADA organise training seminars and events

$75 helps PADA educate care providers

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Good luck Cherie
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This page was created on 28 Jul 2021 and closed on 28 Oct 2021.