Walk for Peace in Memory of Ruth Anna Putnam
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Walk for Peace in Memory of Ruth Anna Putnam

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

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
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
  Total $5,387.00  
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