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.
|Mary and Kathy McElroy||05/15/2020||$50.00||Anne Smith||05/15/2020||$25.00||Susan Leslie||05/11/2020||$50.00||Beth Reagan||05/10/2020||$20.00||Amy Stein||05/10/2020||$100.00||Eda Spielman||05/09/2020||$50.00||thank you Chris for participating every year!||Anonymous Friend||05/09/2020||$100.00||Susan Nye||05/09/2020||$25.00||Sharon deVos||05/09/2020||$50.00||Howard Bauchner||05/08/2020||$250.00||Love you much.||Sylvia Wheeler||05/08/2020||$100.00||Thank you for your dedication to this important effort.||Christine Cambria||05/07/2020||$100.00||Rachel Coyne||05/07/2020||$50.00||For Chris and Marianne McElroy. Love to you all!||Anne Fishel||05/07/2020||$100.00||Arnie Bauchner||05/07/2020||$50.00||Mathis Bauchner||05/07/2020||$100.00||Stephanie and Mathis sending our love and support to Christine and Marianne McElroy and everyone else participating this year. Thank you all so much!||Mara Vorhees||05/06/2020||$50.00||Marcia Hams||05/06/2020||$100.00||Susan Shepherd||05/06/2020||$100.00||Hannah Stites||05/06/2020||$25.00||Jennifer Fitch||05/06/2020||$120.00||Quinn Knopp||05/06/2020||$150.00||Abby Magee||05/06/2020||$20.00||Anonymous Friend||05/06/2020||$100.00||Elizabeth Greig||05/06/2020||$75.00||Thank you for supporting Peace for all!||Anonymous Friend||05/06/2020||$100.00||Nancy Bridges||05/06/2020||$60.00||Go Chris||Marianne McElroy||05/05/2020||$200.00||Robin M. Brown||05/05/2020||$35.00||Margaret Drury||05/04/2020||$50.00||Thank you for the work you do. I look forward to next year's walk.||Rob Moir||05/03/2020||$85.00||In support of gun violence victims and their families. Building safer neighborhoods for us all.||Anonymous Friend||05/01/2020||$20.00||Kate Johnsen||05/01/2020||$100.00||Thanks to First Parish and LDB Peace Institute for all you do!||Kathy McElroy||05/01/2020||$50.00||Valerie Fullum||04/30/2020||$50.00||Karin Lin||04/30/2020||$100.00||Don Tucker||04/29/2020||$40.00||Ellen Mass||04/29/2020||$25.00||Love and Best Wishes for high returns.||Lois Markham||04/29/2020||$50.00||Mary Anne Carlson||04/29/2020||$20.00||Nancy Witwicki||04/29/2020||$25.00||Thank you for doing this very important work.||Grier Merwin||04/29/2020||$100.00||Michael Wiggins||04/29/2020||$25.00||Don Tucker||04/29/2020||$60.00||Don Tucker||04/29/2020||$200.00||Jeannette McInnes||04/29/2020||$100.00||Peter Lowber||04/29/2020||$50.00||First Church of Cambridge||04/29/2020||$500.00||Janice Ellertsen||04/28/2020||$50.00||Marcia Yousik||04/27/2020||$20.00||Marcia Yousik||04/27/2020||$75.00||Beverly Gleason||04/27/2020||$50.00||Jean Farrington||04/26/2020||$75.00||Eileen Sullivan||04/26/2020||$100.00||Rae Simpson||04/25/2020||$25.00||Thank you for doing this!||Janis Puibello||04/24/2020||$20.00||Peter Lowber||04/24/2020||$50.00||Elizabeth Kline||04/24/2020||$50.00||Camden Bauchner||04/24/2020||$50.00||Stay safe everyone!||Janis Puibello||04/24/2020||$100.00||Carita Anderson||04/24/2020||$25.00||Julie Duncan||04/24/2020||$100.00||Joanne Glover||04/24/2020||$25.00||Christine McElroy||04/22/2020||$20.00||Ginger Ryan||04/19/2020||$100.00||Catherine Aho||04/17/2020||$20.00||Catherine Aho||04/17/2020||$100.00||Irene Merwin||04/16/2020||$300.00||Lois Josimovich||04/14/2020||$50.00||Grace Hall||04/10/2020||$100.00||Christine McElroy||02/27/2020||$250.00|