Please join the Beacon Hill Friends Meeting team and support the Mother's Day Walk for Peace! Funds raised will aid the work of healing for families and communities impacted by murder, trauma, and loss.
We believe that every violent death is a tragedy. To intentionally harm one another is the opposite of God’s plan for us. There is no sequence of events leading up to an act of lethal violence, and no “truth” about either the perpetrator or the victim, that diminishes the sorrow or the horror of this outcome. The damage to every person involved is profound, rippling out into our communities and our world family.
The Mother's Day Walk for Peace is a celebration of our potential to create more peaceful communities and this year is no different. Please join our team and support the 2020 Virtual Walk-a-thon!
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 or 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.
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-four years later, the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace 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 for Peace is also the Peace Institute’s largest fundraising event. We hope you will help us raise our goal of $400,000. This way toward healing!
Important COVID-19 Pandemic Update:
The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace will still take place, as a virtual walkathon. While we may not be able to gather physically on Mother’s Day, you have proven year after year how deeply you care about the communities we serve -- Survivors of Homicide Victims, their families, and neighbors. Your help ensures that the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute’s critical services, advocacy and training continue to meet the immediate and evolving needs of survivors. When you reach your goal it ensures that the Peace Institute has the financial resources necessary to transform society’s response to homicide during this unprecedented crisis.
Registration cost this year is $20 per person, 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 services, advocacy and training.
|Paul Wagoner||05/15/2020||$100.00||Miriam Swartz||05/12/2020||$50.00||Alana Parkes||05/11/2020||$75.00||Julia Knowles||05/10/2020||$20.00||John Fuller||05/10/2020||$100.00||Julia Knowles||05/10/2020||$50.00||Scott Smith||05/10/2020||$100.00||Joan Deppe||05/10/2020||$25.00||Lucy Meadows||05/10/2020||$100.00||Lisa Graustein||05/10/2020||$200.00||Brad Leonhardt||05/10/2020||$100.00||Tracy Dyke-Redmond||05/09/2020||$100.00||Robin Carpenter||05/09/2020||$40.00||Helen Carpenter||05/08/2020||$20.00||Dave Pippin||05/08/2020||$25.00||In honor of Steven and John and Ahmaud||Kathleen Koplik||05/08/2020||$50.00||Helen Carpenter||05/08/2020||$20.00||Suzanna Schell||05/07/2020||$20.00||Suzanna Schell||05/07/2020||$60.00||Katie Bond||05/06/2020||$35.00||Joan Deppe||05/06/2020||$50.00||Margy Carpenter||05/05/2020||$20.00||Doris Tennant||05/05/2020||$20.00||Susan Loucks||05/05/2020||$100.00||social solidarity while physical distancing!||Doris Tennant||05/05/2020||$80.00||Margy Carpenter||05/05/2020||$100.00||Charlotte Hett||05/04/2020||$.00||Charlotte Hett||05/04/2020||$30.00||Bunny Meyer||05/03/2020||$20.00||Bunny Meyer||05/03/2020||$80.00||Beth and Carl Nagy-Koechlin||04/29/2020||$100.00||Laura SYLVAN||04/28/2020||$50.00||Jennifer Higgins-Newman||04/28/2020||$50.00||Lynda Banzi Sponholtz||04/27/2020||$25.00||Patricia Huff||04/27/2020||$25.00|