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Welcome to the BILH Mother's Day Walk for Peace Fundraising Page!

Beth Israel Lahey Health is proud to be a sponsor of the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace for the 6th year in a row!! Dr. Kevin Tabb, President and CEO, Beth Israel Lahey Health is co-chairing the Walk again this year. The Peace Institute and BILH's Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery’s Homicide Support Services Project consistently collaborate to serve families of homicide victims in the Boston area. We have an innovative hospital-community partnership that ensures families are provided with continuity of care, not only while at our medical center but when they return to their communities as well. BILH understands that in addition to medical and mental health care, families of homicide victims often require emotional and practical support to deal with the physical, emotional, and financial stress they face as a result of their loss. That kind of compassionate and coordinated response not only helps to interrupt cycles of violence but also helps families heal from intergenerational trauma. 

Important COVID-19 Pandemic Update:

The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace will still take place as a virtual walkathon. The walkathon will commence with a live 45-minute broadcast on Facebook at 9AM on May 10, 2020. To access the live broadcast please visit the 2020 Mother's Day Walk for Peace website  at 9AM and a link will be posted to view this event. You will need a Facebook account to watch this event.  Please visit Facebook for directions on how to create an account.

Beacause BILH is a sponsor of the Mother's Day Walk for Peace, BILH employees can register for this event at no charge (please see directions below) and a full team roster can be found at the bottom of the page. Employees will also have the option to make a donation, if they choose. 

To donate:

  • Click the green donate button on the right side of this page and complete the online donation form.

To join our team without donating:

  • Visit the registration page 
  • Fill out the first page and select the Beth Israel Lahey Health team under Credit this event registration to a fundraiser at the bottom of the page
  • On the second page of the registration form, select "Fee waived" and you can register for free
  • With following these steps, your name will appear on BILH's team page


For Questions please email : or Piper Derenoncourt at

Thank you for joining us as we walk for a more peaceful Boston!!



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
Joanne Pokaski 05/12/2020 $42.00  
Myra Ackerman 05/11/2020 $18.00  
Regina Small 05/10/2020 $20.00  
Joan Balaban 05/10/2020 $150.00  
Amanda Harman 05/10/2020 $25.00  
Vallente Romasanta 05/10/2020 $50.00  
Christine Dwyer 05/09/2020 $.00  
Laurie Sparks 05/09/2020 $.00  
Miryim Shortlidge 05/09/2020 $.00  
Jo-Anne and Kurt Ochalla 05/09/2020 $100.00  
Catherine Cline 05/09/2020 $20.00  
Miryim Shortlidge 05/09/2020 $50.00  
Sarah Hart 05/09/2020 $25.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/09/2020 $25.00  
Barbara Sarnoff Lee 05/09/2020 $100.00  
Christine Dwyer 05/09/2020 $50.00  
Sandhya KC 05/08/2020 $.00  
Cara Merski 05/08/2020 $20.00  
Anna Spier 05/08/2020 $20.00  
Cara Merski 05/08/2020 $50.00  
Robert Torres 05/08/2020 $50.00  
Carolyn Whiting 05/08/2020 $50.00  
PHILLOMIN LAPTISTE 05/08/2020 $100.00  
Caroline Moore 05/07/2020 $.00  
MARY LOUISE C ASHUR MD 05/07/2020 $.00  
Tamara Galloway 05/07/2020 $80.00  
Jane Matlaw 05/07/2020 $20.00  
Tamara Galloway 05/07/2020 $20.00  
MaryEllen Talbot 05/07/2020 $100.00 Tks Cynthia & Lisa for all that you have done!
Liz Marshall 05/06/2020 $.00  
Jim Doolin 05/06/2020 $20.00  
Simone Charpentier 05/06/2020 $100.00 We need your presence more than ever! Thanks for being there.
Liz Marshall 05/06/2020 $30.00  
Cynthia Kennedy 05/06/2020 $50.00  
Debra Melnikas 05/05/2020 $.00  
Katie Scalzulli 05/05/2020 $20.00  
Babak Bagheral 05/05/2020 $.00  
Bridget Gardner 05/05/2020 $20.00  
Babak Bagheral 05/05/2020 $20.00  
Abby Flam 05/05/2020 $100.00  
Katie Scalzulli 05/05/2020 $30.00  
Debra Melnikas 05/05/2020 $25.00  
Shanti Serdy 05/05/2020 $50.00  
Myra Anderson 05/05/2020 $500.00  
Jane Matlaw 05/05/2020 $100.00  
Andrew Blake 05/04/2020 $20.00  
Nora Blake 05/04/2020 $20.00  
Lorie Spencer 05/04/2020 $20.00  
Lorie Spencer 05/04/2020 $25.00  
Nora Blake 05/04/2020 $100.00  
Andrew Blake 05/04/2020 $100.00  
Piper Derenoncourt 05/03/2020 $20.00  
Nicolla Bulato 05/02/2020 $.00  
Sarah Pearson 05/02/2020 $5.00  
Lynda McNeil 05/02/2020 $5.00  
Joanne Pokaski 05/01/2020 $20.00  
Joanne Pokaski 05/01/2020 $80.00  
Joan Simpkins 04/30/2020 $40.00  
Lisa Lachance 04/29/2020 $20.00  
Lisa Lachance 04/29/2020 $80.00  
Diane Valentine 04/28/2020 $25.00  
Jodi Dean 04/28/2020 $50.00  
Eileen Stuart-Shor 04/23/2020 $20.00  
Brenda Gutierrez 04/23/2020 $.00  
Eileen Stuart-Shor 04/23/2020 $100.00  
  Total $3,000.00