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If true peace is to be achieved it will be up to my generation, regardless of which side of the streets they come from." --LDB

This year marks the 24th anniversary of the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace. It is hard to believe that we have made it this far.  This year marks Louis’ 41st birthday (April 13th). Our family’s fundraising goal is $2,400 in honor of 24 years of the walk. We invite you to join us and make an investment to LDB Walks With Me fundraising page. You can also set up your own walk team page, and/or make an investment to one of the many other teams.

ABOUT 2020 Mothers 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 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.
Register today!


Name Date Amount Comments
Jennifer Marves 07/27/2020 $1,000.00  
Robin L. Galvin 07/13/2020 $50.00  
Phyllis M. Phillip 07/13/2020 $25.00  
Donna Reizovic 06/22/2020 $50.00  
Lucille Beliss 06/22/2020 $25.00  
Winifred A. Pickett 06/22/2020 $50.00  
Julia Thompson 06/16/2020 $100.00  
Julia Thompson 06/15/2020 $103.30  
Giles Li 06/15/2020 $150.00  
Kimberly Haskins 06/15/2020 $450.00  
Julia Thompson 06/02/2020 $100.00  
Eve Odiorne Sullivan 06/02/2020 $20.00  
Lyn Levy 06/02/2020 $200.00  
Anonymous 05/27/2020 $80.00  
Deena Zakim 05/22/2020 $118.00 May Zoila's memory be a blessing. Thinking of you and your family.
Graves Family Fund 05/22/2020 $350.00  
Gloria Phillip 05/22/2020 $200.00  
Alina G. Castillo 05/22/2020 $50.00  
Cindy Diggs 05/18/2020 $79.00 79 Purple Roses for my Peace Institute family in memory of Nana Zoila. You will remain in our hearts and our footsteps as we continue to walk in peace. Love, The Peace Commissioner Peace Boston
Cindy Diggs 05/18/2020 $79.00 To my dear friend and mentor Tina, her sisters Julia and Betty and all of their families, please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Nana. She was an amazing woman and will be remembered as the kind, caring person that is personified in all of you. Love Always, Cindy
Ann Haaser 05/18/2020 $40.00 In memory of lovely Zoila
Catherine Fine 05/18/2020 $50.00  
Mark Scott 05/18/2020 $26.00 Thanks for coming to Boston.
Laura Maltby 05/18/2020 $100.00  
Kaine Nicholas 05/17/2020 $500.00  
Bob and Caryl Donovan 05/17/2020 $50.00 Heard what a beautiful person Zoila was from our daughter Bethany who worked with Zoila in the sicu
Gary Buseck 05/15/2020 $100.00  
Hermina Peters 05/15/2020 $150.00  
Natalie Fritz Austrian 05/15/2020 $100.00  
Deborah Wheatley 05/13/2020 $100.00 God Bless my hero, mentor and most of all my friend
Bethany Bauer 05/12/2020 $50.00 I had the privilege of working with Zoila in the sicu for many years. She was an amazing person, we were all better for knowing her.
Donna Wald 05/12/2020 $25.00  
Kelly Bates 05/12/2020 $50.00  
Mr. & Mrs. Smart 05/12/2020 $50.00 Nana, I just ran into you and aunty Julia last month... if I knew that was gonna be the last time I saw you, I would have brought the spare ribs (inside). Heaven is so much better now that you are there. Rest Easy!
Thomas A. Gannon 05/12/2020 $100.00  
Rachel Fagen 05/11/2020 $250.00  
Erin Cuddy 05/11/2020 $100.00  
Janet Orf 05/10/2020 $100.00  
Elizabeth Dill 05/10/2020 $50.00 May she rest in peace. So sorry for your loss.
Kayla Delsoin 05/10/2020 $50.00 Today, I chose to lead with love
Kim Chagnon 05/10/2020 $100.00  
Marcia Hulley 05/10/2020 $18.00  
Margaret Evans 05/10/2020 $20.00 Thinking of Zoila today as her amazing daughter Tina and her team carry on the mission of the LDB Peace Institute. Love and Healing for all!
Margarita Johnson 05/10/2020 $50.00  
Jeffrey Borgard 05/10/2020 $100.00  
Jennifer Nugent 05/10/2020 $50.00 In memory of Zoila and in memory of Bryan Levine.
Jessica and Bruce Ridge 05/10/2020 $75.00 In honor of our Moms Juliet and Carol
Theresa Latson 05/10/2020 $50.00 I pray that you reach your goal this year. I'm going to miss Ms. Zoila. Peace and Love!!!
Maureen Hanley 05/10/2020 $250.00  
Eric Esteves 05/10/2020 $250.00 On behalf of the Lenny Zakim Fund board and staff.
Eve Chayes Lyman 05/10/2020 $25.00 In honor of your mother your son, and more than anything YOUR courage and love
Gail Granville 05/10/2020 $25.00  
Julia Mejia 05/09/2020 $60.00  
Kelly Matthews 05/09/2020 $20.00  
Darlene Lombos 05/09/2020 $20.00  
Tricia Brennan 05/09/2020 $20.00  
Alethea Pratt 05/09/2020 $50.00 In loving memory of Zoila
Julie Balasalle 05/09/2020 $25.00  
Donna Dixon 05/09/2020 $100.00 Forever in my heart ❤️
Stacey Attanasio 05/09/2020 $30.00 For my Grams that I lost to COVID 4/30/20 and all those lost to violence in Boston! God Bless
David Waters 05/09/2020 $50.00 In honor of Tina Chery with heartfelt condolences
Candelaria Silva-Collins 05/09/2020 $25.00  
Pamela Leins 05/09/2020 $50.00  
Alfredo Steward 05/09/2020 $50.00  
Darlene Lombos 05/09/2020 $230.00  
Kelly Matthews 05/09/2020 $50.00  
Judith Graham 05/09/2020 $50.00  
Melanie Brown 05/08/2020 $20.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/08/2020 $50.00  
Peter P Coghlan 05/08/2020 $250.00  
Joyce Zakim 05/08/2020 $100.00 In memory of Zoila
Kathy Peltier 05/08/2020 $50.00 In honor of Zoila. I had the pleasure of working with her for many years at BMC. Her smile and kindness were contagious. May she rest in heavenly peace.
Jacques Jean 05/08/2020 $200.00 In memory of Zoila!
Leslie Middleton 05/08/2020 $20.00 Blessings and continue your program, until the violence of our family cease to exist.
Janice Johnson 05/08/2020 $50.00 In memory of Nana. I’m fighting through tears writing this message. What a beautiful and humble a women. Her smile, her hugs and her soothing accent will always be forever in my heart
Broderick Whitaker 05/08/2020 $50.00  
Lindsay Ralston 05/08/2020 $25.00  
Michael Jacoby Brown 05/08/2020 $100.00  
Gabriel Hedemann 05/08/2020 $50.00  
Colleen Squires 05/08/2020 $100.00  
Karen Joyce 05/08/2020 $50.00 From Karen Joyce and Ann Labbe in honor of our friend Zoila. Had the pleasure of working with her in the SICU. She will be missed.
The Children's Room 05/08/2020 $100.00 Your friends & colleagues from The Children's Room were so sorry to hear about "Nana". May her memory be a blessing.
Jeannie Hanlon 05/08/2020 $50.00 In memory of Zoila, a woman with a kind soul who cared for so many at BMC. I was blessed to have known her and worked with her. Rest in Peace
Portia Williams 05/08/2020 $50.00 In honor of Ms. Zoila a friend that always included me in her life. She will always be in my heart with Joy and love. Our Father has a Jewel.
STEVE HAWKESWORTH 05/08/2020 $50.00  
Genna McManus 05/08/2020 $50.00 I will always cherish the years I worked with Zoila in the SICU. I looked forward to the scrubs she would make for us on every holiday. I will miss her big smile and heart. Sending lots of love to her family during this difficult time. Genna McManus
Suzi Kaitz 05/08/2020 $150.00 In memory of Zoila Weddborn, and in honor of all the wonder and goodness she brought into this world. May her memory be a blessing to those who knew and loved her and inspire those who will hear about her. Sending love to Tina and family.
Paula Spies 05/08/2020 $60.00 Our prayers and thoughts are with your entire family - Paula, Beth, and Elizabeth
Lorna Flowers-Miller 05/08/2020 $80.00 In honor of Mrs. Zoila!
Shella Vetiac 05/08/2020 $75.00 Through your nephew I've learned so much about all you do in honor of your son. God bless you!
Virginia Benzan 05/08/2020 $25.00 In honor of Jenn Carter
Lawrence L’Italien 05/08/2020 $200.00 I always looked forward to seeing Zoila at First Parish and was excited to going to Honduras with her this summer with Habitat for Humanity. I’ll remember always her welcoming.
Susan Pritchard 05/08/2020 $25.00 Thank you for all the years you have been walking. I am donating in honor of your Grandmother. Peace.
Carol and Emanuele Genovese 05/08/2020 $50.00 Sending love and prayers for Tina ,Alexandra and their whole family and the Peace Institute staff and friends on the death of Tina's Mom May God hold you all in comfort ,peace and love .She must be so proud of you all .
Trystin Johnson 05/08/2020 $100.00  
Norma Hie 05/08/2020 $100.00 sending my love and prayers to the family From Franceen Johnson
Christina Stone 05/08/2020 $100.00 Rest In Peace Zoila, thank you for being such a dear friend to my Mom (Donna Dixon) and for being such a dedicated nurse for so many years.
Thomas Convery 05/07/2020 $100.00 Keep up the good work!
Alejandra StGuillen 05/07/2020 $250.00  
Mallory Hanora 05/07/2020 $100.00 In loving memory of Zoila. In gratitude for Louis’ legacy. And with so much love and respect and celebration for the peacemaking your family leads!
Chardline Chanel 05/07/2020 $50.00 Seeing Nana at City Hall was the highlight of my days. Some days she wouldn’t remember me from back in the day but when I reminded her, she treated me like family. She had the same light I missed in my grandma. Warm, funny and comforting. She will be missed and is joining the league of Super Nana’s. Much love, family ❤️.
Lydia Rodman 05/07/2020 $50.00 In honor of your mother, your whole family, for all that you do for so many.☮️
Sandra Cotterell 05/07/2020 $100.00 In loving memory of your mother
Alfrida Woodson 05/07/2020 $50.00 thanks for being a support system for all sending prayers and condolences
Erica Barbosa 05/07/2020 $100.00  
Ana Sandoval 05/07/2020 $100.00 It’s very difficult to express my sadness to a painful reality. I will always keep dona Zoila in my heart. I love you all. Ana Julia.
Anita Coleman-Coleman 05/07/2020 $20.00 For my sister Pamela Jordan who went home May 5th, 2020, due to complications from COVID-19. RIP Baby Sister. I love you
Natalie Gill-Mensah 05/07/2020 $80.00 In honor of her years in this world with us. God bless you all.
Lino Solis 05/07/2020 $100.00 God bless your beautiful mother and family. We are here with you.
Eileen Reynolds 05/06/2020 $20.00  
Julia Thompson 05/06/2020 $200.00 In honor of our mother and nana Zoila Weddborn. Who will be missing her first Mother's Day Walk for Peace, although virtual this year, she looked forward every year to joyfully walking with all, rain or sun, representing all grandmother's and those who could not fisically participate. Currently at BMC critical unit, where she worked for 40+ years until her retirement. Being lovingly cared for by friends and co-workers whom she love. Much love to all and we hope to see thousands and thousands participating.
Maria Dominguez Gray 05/05/2020 $75.00 Thank you for the light you carry for all of us.
Jessica Ridge 05/04/2020 $50.00  
Tricia Brennan 05/03/2020 $30.00 In memory of Louis, in honor of his family and all peace warriors.
Marisa Luse 05/03/2020 $100.00 In memory of Herman Taylor III
Toy Burton 05/02/2020 $25.00 In memory of my stepson Chaz Burton.
Carolyn Edwards 05/02/2020 $25.00 Thank you for your incredible strength and commitment to the community
Wendy Cook 05/01/2020 $100.00  
Cindy Diggs 04/28/2020 $60.00 Thank you to my Peace Institute family for providing services and hope for so many families including my own for the past 24 years! "We gon' be alright!"
Paulette Bowes 04/28/2020 $100.00  
Elizabeth De Lima 04/11/2020 $20.00  
Elizabeth De Lima 04/11/2020 $300.00  
Julia Thompson 04/10/2020 $200.00 Always keeping hope and faith alive.
Christine Jacksonc 04/09/2020 $20.00  
  Total $11,968.30