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Dear Family and Friends,

We are gearing up for the 23rd Annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace.

While it's been 11 years since Steven's life was tragically taken by gun violence, it's been 10 years that we have participated in this important unified community call to action.  The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute has been an important healing space for our family and I believe that it has been that for many other families.  Please help us by donating to sustain the work they do to activate the Peace Institutes 7 principles of peace:  Love, Faith, Hope, Unity, Courage, Justice, and Forgiveness.

Thank you in advance for supporting our SPOT for Life Team's efforts to raise $1,000 towards the overall $400,000 fundraising goal.


Ronnie, Kim and the Odom Family

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
Joseph Parham 05/16/2019 $25.00  
Avel Thames 05/16/2019 $25.00  
Matt Poste 05/16/2019 $20.00  
Carol Groomes 05/16/2019 $20.00  
Steve Chan 05/16/2019 $20.00  
Al Mallon 05/16/2019 $20.00  
Samie Smith 05/16/2019 $20.00  
Anthony Hunter 05/16/2019 $12.00  
Pam Matthews 05/16/2019 $10.00  
Darmarie Delvalle 05/16/2019 $10.00  
Selena Rankin 05/16/2019 $22.00  
Yee Hill Lai Pang 05/16/2019 $20.00  
Frank Racine 05/16/2019 $20.00  
2019 MDW Cash Donations Cash 05/16/2019 $102.00  
James King 05/12/2019 $10.00  
James King 05/12/2019 $40.00  
Stephanie Furbush 05/12/2019 $54.00 Great work Emmett!
Jenn Welch 05/11/2019 $40.00  
Jessica Matzkin 05/11/2019 $20.00  
Regina Farrell 05/08/2019 $20.00  
Anne Littlefield 05/08/2019 $36.00  
Kathy Cunningham 05/05/2019 $50.00  
Bayden Ibrahim 05/04/2019 $10.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/04/2019 $72.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/03/2019 $50.00  
Rick Guidelli 05/03/2019 $200.00 Thank you for doing this Emmett
Jean Bellow 05/03/2019 $150.00 Thanks for honoring the Mother's Day Walk for Peace and the important work that Tina Chery and Kim Odom are doing to reduce gun violence in our community.
Thayer Academy OMEGA Club 05/02/2019 $10.00  
Thayer Academy OMEGA Club 05/02/2019 $306.00  
Jeffrey/Suzanne Gould 04/29/2019 $100.00  
Bonnie Bellow 04/29/2019 $90.00 In honor of Emmett and Steven from the Bellow-Handelman Family
Cheryl Burg Rusk 04/29/2019 $50.00 In memory of Steven. Thank you, Emmett, for helping to keep Steven’s legacy strong.
Kim Clay Soucy 04/26/2019 $36.00  
Laurie Dunham 04/26/2019 $36.00 Go, Emmett!
Jenny Littlefield 04/26/2019 $150.00 Thank you, Emmett, for giving us all the chance to honor Steven and his parents' lives.
Donna McIsaac 04/26/2019 $25.00 Emmett Bellow, this is very kind of you. Happy to support you in this endeavor. May God bless you all.
Julie Hickey 04/24/2019 $100.00  
Katherine Leahy 04/24/2019 $36.00 Mazel tov, Emmett. You clearly inherited your mother's passion for the work of justice, which is good news for all of us.
Sammy Sokol 04/24/2019 $36.00 Rest in Peace Steven. Good luck Emmett!!
Katie Hillman 04/23/2019 $36.00  
Loring Hamlen 04/23/2019 $72.00 What an incredible way to memorialize such a tragic loss, Emmett. A life as young as Steven’s should never be lost.
Marc Davies 04/23/2019 $36.00 Nice work Emmet, keep thinking about how to repair the world, such thoughts and actions can only help.
Anonymous Friend 04/23/2019 $36.00  
Douglas Lowenstein 04/23/2019 $50.00  
Wendy and Steve Shenfeld 04/23/2019 $72.00 In honor of Emmett we would like to sponsor him in the amount of $18 x 4 - for Emmett, Steven, Wendy and Steve
KATE LOWENSTEIN 04/21/2019 $40.00  
KATE LOWENSTEIN 04/21/2019 $60.00  
Ronald Odom Sr. 04/12/2019 $22.00 In memory of Steven, this 22 is for you!
Jennifer Queen 04/12/2019 $25.00  
Michele Mallory 04/07/2019 $10.00  
Jenny Moore 04/05/2019 $22.00  
Michelle McCoy 04/05/2019 $22.00 With lots of LOVE
Gloria Mallory 04/04/2019 $10.00  
Sammy Burton 04/04/2019 $22.00 Love you all!
Gloria Mallory 04/04/2019 $22.00  
Jonathan Towslee 04/04/2019 $22.00  
Sasha Smith 04/03/2019 $22.00  
Tiff & Frank Joyal 04/03/2019 $22.00 Always on my heart
Allison Lee 04/03/2019 $50.00 Steven's memory lives on in everyone's life he touched.
Derek & Angie Edler 04/03/2019 $22.00 Miss and love you Steven
Stephanie Gaines 04/03/2019 $25.00  
Susan Wall 04/03/2019 $22.00 Much Respect.
Thaddeus Miles 04/03/2019 $44.00  
Sarah Mausner 03/26/2019 $50.00  
Dianne Mallory-Coble 03/25/2019 $100.00  
Kim Odom 03/22/2019 $10.00  
Ronald Odom Sr. 03/22/2019 $50.00 My Love for you My son Steven, will never die.
Kim Odom 03/22/2019 $90.00  
  Total $3,159.00  
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