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.
|Mary & Kathy McElroy||05/29/2019||$100.00||Mary & Kathy McElroy||05/29/2019||$100.00||Christine McElroy||05/29/2019||$50.00||Rashid A. Shaikh||05/29/2019||$150.00||First Parish Cambridge||05/29/2019||$1,546.25||Nancy Lazear||05/15/2019||$150.00||In honor of Chris and Marianne McElroy. Thanks to all the walkers for supporting such an important cause.||Peggy Lynch||05/12/2019||$10.00||Peggy Lynch||05/12/2019||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||05/12/2019||$50.00||Jennifer Britton-Colonnese||05/12/2019||$100.00||Jennifer Fitch||05/11/2019||$10.00||Jennifer Fitch||05/11/2019||$50.00||LINDSAY LUCKE||05/10/2019||$10.00||Susan Nye||05/10/2019||$25.00||Beth Reagan||05/10/2019||$10.00||Grier Merwin||05/10/2019||$200.00||Margaret Drury||05/10/2019||$50.00||LINDSAY LUCKE||05/10/2019||$90.00||Evelyn McElroy||05/09/2019||$50.00||Gloria Korsman||05/08/2019||$10.00||Gloria Korsman||05/08/2019||$25.00||Mathis Bauchner||05/08/2019||$100.00||Lots of love to my mom Christine and my aunt Marianne! And best of luck to the whole team on your walk. Thank you all so much!||Stephanie Florez||05/08/2019||$25.00||In support of Chris & Marianne McElroy! Sending my love on this special day, thank you for supporting such an important cause <3||Mary Jean Farrington||05/08/2019||$30.00||Heidi Burgiel||05/07/2019||$10.00||Cynthia Hibbard||05/07/2019||$20.00||Nancy Gilman||05/07/2019||$100.00||In support of Marianne McElroy. Thank you to all participating.||Cynthia Hibbard||05/07/2019||$180.00||Monica Bueno||05/06/2019||$10.00||Ginger Ryan||05/06/2019||$100.00||Monica Bueno||05/06/2019||$10.00||Lois Josimovich||05/05/2019||$100.00||For my mother, for all mothers, fathers and children. May your soles and souls be light. :)||Howard Bauchner||05/05/2019||$500.00||This one is important and was easy. And honoring 2 wonderful people.||Rachel Coyne||05/04/2019||$50.00||In support of Chris and Marianne McElroy. Thanks to everyone for walking for such an important cause!||Karin Lin||05/04/2019||$100.00||Catherine and Eric Haines||05/02/2019||$100.00||Thank you for all you do to promote peace in our community. We will be with you, and all peace-loving mothers and fathers, in spirit on May 12.||The Tucker-- Galarneau Fund||04/30/2019||$200.00||Irene Merwin||04/29/2019||$200.00||Cheers to the FPC team and this great organization!||Carolyn White||04/28/2019||$100.00||Valerie Fullum||04/28/2019||$25.00||Many thanks to the FPC Team !!!||Jory Agate||04/27/2019||$25.00||Go First Parish Walkers!!!||Allegra Heath-Stout||04/26/2019||$18.00||Sharon Holewinski||04/26/2019||$40.00||Eileen Sullivan||04/26/2019||$100.00||Marianne McElroy||04/25/2019||$10.00||Marianne McElroy||04/25/2019||$150.00||Mary Floyd||04/25/2019||$50.00||Good luck Marianne and Chris||Sylvia Wheeler||04/24/2019||$100.00||You are inspiring! Thanks for making a difference with your efforts.||Rae Simpson||04/24/2019||$50.00||Thanks to Chris and everyone for supporting this important cause!||Robert J Bauchner||04/22/2019||$100.00||Eda Spielman||04/21/2019||$50.00||So admiring of your ongoing commitment!!||Sandra Knight||04/19/2019||$15.00||Thanks for doing this, Chris!||Gene McElroy||04/19/2019||$50.00||WONDERFUL WOMAN / NURSE AND GREAT MOM !!!||Anna Rosenquist||04/19/2019||$50.00||Camden Bauchner||04/18/2019||$50.00||Keep up the good work!||Joanne Glover||04/17/2019||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||04/17/2019||$50.00||Liz Granfort||04/17/2019||$25.00||Marcia Yousik||04/17/2019||$50.00||Marcia Hams||04/17/2019||$50.00||Blessings to all the families remembering their cherished loved ones and working to end violence in our communities.||Quinn Knopp||04/17/2019||$200.00||Nancy Bridges||04/17/2019||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||04/16/2019||$100.00||Such a wonderful cause! ❤️||Julie Duncan||04/14/2019||$25.00||Linda West||04/13/2019||$100.00||Elizabeth Kline||04/11/2019||$50.00||Christine McElroy||03/28/2019||$10.00||Christine McElroy||03/28/2019||$200.00|