My mother-in-law Ruth Anna Putnam died on May 4 at the age of 91. Ruth Anna was deeply committed to civil rights, human rights, and peace, from Boston to Palestine and everywhere in between. We found a necklace with this Another Mother for Peace pendant in her jewelry and my brother-in-law now wears it proudly. I've been planning to do the Mother's Walk for months, but, being me, hadn't gotten around to signing up until this morning. Now I'm seeing my belatedness as an opportunity to honor Ruth Anna by raising money to support the walk and the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, which are a perfect match with her ideals and the way she lived her life. I hope you will join me in giving - and if you'd like to join me in walking, please be in touch. Love, Becca
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.
|Addy Robarge||05/12/2019||$50.00||What a wonderful thing you’ve done here. Thinking of you all today.||Toni Elka||05/12/2019||$54.00||Kelly Hambly||05/12/2019||$25.00||Thank you for the opportunity to make a small difference!||Bing Broderick||05/12/2019||$50.00||Carl Steinitz||05/11/2019||$1,000.00||Jenny Hansell||05/11/2019||$25.00||Glad to be able to join you in honoring your mother-in-law’s memory.||Elise Marks||05/11/2019||$50.00||Cheering you on from the West Coast. Get this bread!||Sarah Cole||05/11/2019||$100.00||Kirsi Allison-Ampe||05/11/2019||$28.00||May Ruth Anna's memory be for a blessing.||Elizabeth Steiner Hayward||05/11/2019||$72.00||RUTH NISSE||05/11/2019||$100.00||Abby Gillman||05/11/2019||$36.00||In memory of a great woman||Blakey Vermeule||05/10/2019||$100.00||Ruth Anna Putnam||05/10/2019||$100.00||What a perfect way of honoring your mother-in-law’s memory||Anonymous Friend||05/10/2019||$500.00||Anonymous Friend||05/10/2019||$100.00||Peter Necheles||05/10/2019||$50.00||Sorry that I can’t join you. The donation is in part my mother’s day gift to my lovely wife Marlissa who will be on the walk. Thank you for doing this.||Marlissa Briggett||05/09/2019||$10.00||Robin Kutner||05/09/2019||$50.00||Jenny Davidson||05/09/2019||$100.00||Very nice that you're doing this!||Rebecca Givan||05/09/2019||$36.00||Suzanne Larsen||05/09/2019||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||05/09/2019||$409.00||From a male fan of Ruth Anna and Hillary and Becca and Sam.||Ann Mackey||05/09/2019||$50.00||With love and respect for all that you do.||JANET ENCARNACION||05/09/2019||$36.00||Jennifer Lewis-Forbes||05/09/2019||$20.00||Lovely. Happy Mother's Day.||Erica Rabins||05/09/2019||$25.00||Lovely. I have the very same necklace from my own Mother for Peace.||Anonymous Friend||05/09/2019||$100.00||Kenneth R. Manning||05/09/2019||$100.00||Paul Benacerraf||05/09/2019||$100.00||A small token of remembrance for a very fine person ...||Tamar Diesendruck||05/09/2019||$20.00||Happy to give in honor of Ruth Anna Putnam and to provide something to further her important ideals.||Marlissa Briggett||05/09/2019||$50.00||Happy Mother's Day! xoxo||Marlissa Briggett||05/09/2019||$40.00||Nina Schulman||05/09/2019||$100.00||In loving memory of our fierce peace activist Mothers In Law||Sue Rock Tully||05/09/2019||$25.00||Neil Fisher||05/09/2019||$75.00||Great cause. Wonderful organization and tribute to Ruth.||Julie Dunn||05/09/2019||$10.00||Cathleen Cavell||05/09/2019||$36.00||Thank you to Becca and Sam for this fine way to honor their extraordinary mother--her memory is a blessing.||Corinna Snyder||05/09/2019||$100.00||Lauren Muller||05/09/2019||$50.00||Kathy Schultz||05/08/2019||$100.00||This is such a wonderful thing to do!||Polina Sabinin||05/08/2019||$50.00||Wishing you peace.||Rachel Rosenbloom||05/08/2019||$25.00||Zevey Steinitz||05/08/2019||$100.00||Inspired by Ruth Anna’s activism and sense of justice.||Kristin Webb||05/08/2019||$25.00||Norma Anderson||05/08/2019||$50.00||Bless Becca for making this walk in memory of Ruth Anna, a beautiful soul.||Jim Morgan||05/08/2019||$50.00||May Ruth Anna's memory be for a blessing...||Julia Halperin||05/08/2019||$50.00||Thank you, Becca, for honoring Ruth Anna this way. She will be greatly missed.||Alyson Bardsley||05/08/2019||$25.00||Dear Becca, such a scrappy peacenik, as all the best ones are. May the sun shine gently on your walk.||Erika Chin||05/08/2019||$100.00||In honor of Mom for the example she set, the life she lived, and the impact she had.||Vicky Steinitz||05/08/2019||$100.00||Margaret Miller||05/08/2019||$50.00||Francis Ganong||05/08/2019||$360.00||A lovely way to honor Ruth Anna||Elisabeth Gruner||05/08/2019||$50.00||wish I could come walk with you. Peace and love.||Amy Ellentuck||05/08/2019||$50.00||How perfect to walk in memory of your activist mother-in-law.||Rachel Cantor||05/08/2019||$20.00||Thanks for doing this and good luck!||Jeffery Anne Tatum||05/08/2019||$100.00||Inspired by Rebecca Steinitz|