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Welcome to our Mother's Day Walk for Peace Fundraising Page!

Beth Israel Lahey Health is proud to be a sponsor of the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace for the 5th year in a row!! Dr. Kevin Tabb, President and CEO, Beth Israel Lahey Health is co-chairing the Walk again this year, and both Dr. Tabb and Pete Healy (President, BIDMC), will serve as our hosts and lead Team BILH on Mother's Day. The Peace Institute and BILH's Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery consistently collaborate to serve families of murder victims in the Boston area. We have an innovative hospital-community partnership that ensures families are provided with continuity of care, not only while at our medical center but when they return to the community as well. BILH understands that in addition to medical and mental health care, families of homicide victims often require emotional and practical support to deal with the physical, emotional, and financial stress they face as a result of their loss. That kind of compassionate and coordinated response not only helps to interrupt cycles of violence but also helps families heal from generational trauma. The work that the Peace Institute does in the community is invaluable, and Beth Israel Leahy Health is proud to be both a community partner and corporate sponsor of the walk.

As of May 1,2019, we have 80 registered Team BILH walkers – join us as we RISE UP!


To Register to Walk:

  1. Click on the purple "Register to Walk" sign at the bottom of this page, it will take you to the registration page.
    • Select 'register now' on the far right.
    • List the number of friends/family you hope to have walk with you in the "number of attendees" count. 
    • Please remember to select TEAM BILH from the "credit this registration to..." drop down so that your name can appear on our team page.
    • Complete the waiver and hit submit, you will be able to list attendees names on the next page.
    • Note: The $10 registration fee is optional.
    • All donations are appreciated and if you would like to make a donation, in addition to registering to walk, continue to follow the prompts on the registration page.
    • NOTE: We are asking all BILH employees to share which BILH organization they are representing at the walk, for example, Mt. Auburn Hospital, Lahey Medical Center, etc. PLEASE ADD name of organization and your T-shirt size in the comments section. 

To Donate to Our Team: 

  1. If you are unable to walk, but would like to donate to our team click the green donate button on the right side of this page and complete the online donation form.
    • Your donation will be reflected in the list of supporters below.

On the day of the walk, BILH will have a check-in table - look for BILH balloons and people in blue BILH t-shirts.

Questions about registration should be directed to: or Deb Melnikas at 

Thank you for joining us as we walk for a more peaceful Boston.

“Violence is not the problem of one neighborhood or group, and the response and solutions are not the responsibility of one sector of the community or of one agency, professional group, or business. Coming together and owning this problem and the solutions are central”

ABOUT 2019 Mother's Day Walk for Peace

Every year in the United States, approximately 15,000 people are murdered. For every homicide victim, there are at least 10 immediate people directly impacted by that loss. It is safe to say each year there are at least 150,000 new survivors of homicide victims dealing with the emotional, physical and financial stress of losing a loved one to a traumatic death such as murder. This is not including extended family members, classmates/colleagues, teachers/students, entire communities. Nor does this number include families who are impacted by a loved one committing a murder. Together we can heal and have an impact. 


Rise Up! Walk with us.  The Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace started in 1996 so mothers of murdered children could receive support and love from their neighbors. Twenty-three years later, the Mother’s Day Walk continues to be a powerful way to honor our loved ones who have been murdered and embrace our partners in peacemaking. The Mother’s Day Walk is also the Peace Institute’s most important fundraising event. We hope you will help us raise our goal of $400,000 so we can continue to work to tip the scale toward justice for families and communities that are stigmatized by murder. 


All walkers must register. Registration cost this year is $10 per walker, however no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Registration fees go to help us reach our goal of $400,000 to sustain our programs and services.

Name Date Amount Comments
Scot B Sternberg 05/12/2019 $20.00  
Scot B Sternberg 05/12/2019 $50.00  
Nora Moynihan Blake 05/11/2019 $20.00  
Marsha Maurer 05/11/2019 $10.00  
Lillian Talesnick 05/11/2019 $10.00  
Marsha Maurer 05/11/2019 $40.00  
Nora Moynihan Blake 05/11/2019 $100.00  
Rachel Trubow 05/10/2019 $10.00  
Charlene Moore 05/10/2019 $20.00  
Linda Arnold 05/10/2019 $.00  
Wanda Flores 05/10/2019 $10.00  
Wanda Flores 05/10/2019 $25.00  
Marcia Fearon 05/09/2019 $10.00  
Eileen DelTufo 05/09/2019 $20.00  
Marcia Fearon 05/09/2019 $25.00  
Shannon Lawson 05/08/2019 $10.00  
Ann Brady 05/08/2019 $10.00  
Katie Rimer 05/08/2019 $40.00  
Joan Balaban 05/08/2019 $20.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/08/2019 $20.00  
Katie Rimer 05/08/2019 $200.00  
Ann Brady 05/08/2019 $40.00  
Sandra Josey Carswell 05/08/2019 $50.00  
Jo-Anne Ochalla 05/07/2019 $10.00  
Yvette Blakney 05/07/2019 $.00  
Jo-Anne Ochalla 05/07/2019 $40.00  
Chelsea Davies 05/06/2019 $30.00  
Dorina Abdulah 05/06/2019 $10.00  
Pamela Donovan 05/06/2019 $40.00  
Ann Koplow 05/06/2019 $40.00  
Dorina Abdulah 05/06/2019 $20.00  
Andrea Goldberg 05/06/2019 $50.00 Honoring the courageous work of Tina Chery at Louis D Brown Peace Institute and the BIDMC Center for Violence Prevention & Recovery.
Peter Healy 05/03/2019 $30.00  
Sandra Diaz 05/03/2019 $.00  
Stephanie Abbott 05/03/2019 $20.00  
MICHELLE HEADLIE 05/03/2019 $10.00  
Phillomin Laptiste 05/03/2019 $.00  
James Parris 05/03/2019 $30.00  
James Parris 05/03/2019 $70.00  
Peter Healy 05/03/2019 $200.00  
Jim Doolin 05/02/2019 $10.00  
Christine Lyons 05/02/2019 $10.00  
Jose Ruiz 05/02/2019 $20.00  
Patricia Dwyer 05/02/2019 $25.00  
Christine Lyons 05/02/2019 $40.00  
Jim Doolin 05/02/2019 $13.00  
Jen French 04/30/2019 $.00  
Shana Sporman 04/26/2019 $50.00  
Tracey Johnson 04/26/2019 $20.00  
Tracey Johnson 04/26/2019 $30.00  
Marcus Lewis 04/25/2019 $.00  
Zoila Ayala 04/25/2019 $20.00  
Sheena Green 04/25/2019 $40.00  
Cynthia Kennedy 04/24/2019 $30.00  
Cynthia Kennedy 04/24/2019 $70.00  
MaryEllen Talbot 04/24/2019 $200.00  
Myra Anderson 04/23/2019 $20.00  
Maureen Conneely 04/23/2019 $30.00  
Victoria Mui 04/23/2019 $20.00  
Christopher Thomas 04/23/2019 $.00  
Somaly Siep 04/23/2019 $.00  
Stanley Ovile 04/23/2019 $.00  
Maria Lalimarmo 04/23/2019 $.00  
Justine Del Priore 04/23/2019 $10.00  
Myra Anderson 04/23/2019 $500.00  
Shanti Serdy 04/23/2019 $50.00  
Abby Flam 04/22/2019 $10.00  
Abby Flam 04/22/2019 $90.00  
Nathan Kaufman 04/22/2019 $50.00 Thank you Jane for walking and fundraising! I hope to join you next year!
Amanda Harman 04/19/2019 $10.00  
Caron Tabb 04/19/2019 $10.00  
Kevin Tabb 04/19/2019 $10.00  
Caroline Moore 04/16/2019 $10.00  
Kate DelTufo 04/16/2019 $20.00  
Kate DelTufo 04/16/2019 $20.00  
Maude Meade 04/15/2019 $10.00  
Maude Meade 04/15/2019 $90.00  
Jane Matlaw 04/12/2019 $10.00  
Jodi Dean 04/11/2019 $10.00  
Shenelle Edwards 04/11/2019 $.00  
Angelina Rivas 04/11/2019 $.00  
Janeliz M. Aviles 04/11/2019 $.00  
Tylina Williams 04/11/2019 $.00  
Jodi Dean 04/11/2019 $20.00  
Cynthia Wagner 04/09/2019 $50.00  
Susan Love 04/03/2019 $10.00  
Susan Love 04/03/2019 $25.00  
Babak Bagheral 04/01/2019 $25.00  
Brenda Gutierrez 03/27/2019 $10.00  
Brenda Gutierrez 03/27/2019 $20.00  
Joanne Pokaski 03/26/2019 $10.00  
Joanne Pokaski 03/26/2019 $100.00  
Jennie Greene 03/21/2019 $40.00  
Taylor Settles 03/21/2019 $.00  
Christine Clark 03/21/2019 $20.00  
Jennie Greene 03/21/2019 $35.00  
Lisa Lachance 03/20/2019 $10.00  
Lisa Lachance 03/20/2019 $40.00  
Deb Melnikas 03/19/2019 $10.00  
Sarah Pearson 03/13/2019 $.00  
  Total $3,343.00  
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