First Parish Dorchester UU
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First Parish Dorchester UU
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
Chris Montani 05/16/2020 $250.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/11/2020 $100.00  
Frank Sweetser 05/10/2020 $20.00  
Melissa Wender 05/10/2020 $50.00 In honor of Zoila and everyone in her wonderful family.
Nancy Inghilleri 05/10/2020 $25.00 Thank you Myles
Susan Lush 05/10/2020 $50.00  
Frank Sweetser 05/10/2020 $30.00  
Dorothy Dwyer 05/10/2020 $50.00 Go Myles Crowley!
Angela Locknar 05/10/2020 $50.00  
Owen Crowley 05/10/2020 $50.00 Good luck Myles
Patrick Spellman 05/10/2020 $25.00  
Tom Genereux 05/09/2020 $50.00  
Charles Swift 05/09/2020 $25.00  
Melissa Nussbaum Freeman 05/09/2020 $75.00 Remembering Zoila and how much she cared for us and LDB Peace Institute
Mary Fernandez-Buehrens 05/08/2020 $80.00  
Jane Lindsay 05/08/2020 $20.00  
Laura Maltby 05/08/2020 $100.00 May we at First Parish Dorchester works to keep Zoila's loving spirit alive.
J Darcy Duke 05/08/2020 $25.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/08/2020 $10.00  
Ece Turnator 05/08/2020 $30.00  
Katherine Hamilton 05/08/2020 $75.00 Best of Luck Myles!
Catherine Gallivan 05/08/2020 $50.00 Thank you, Myles. xoxo Cate & Julia
Stephen Skuce 05/08/2020 $50.00 Thank you Myles!
Maria Rodrigues 05/08/2020 $20.00  
Jane Lindsay 05/08/2020 $80.00  
Mary Fernandez-Buehrens 05/08/2020 $120.00  
Bruce Shatswell 05/07/2020 $20.00  
Bruce Shatswell 05/07/2020 $30.00  
Liz Andrews 05/07/2020 $25.00  
Patty & Julie Hart & Simmons 05/07/2020 $100.00  
Lucas Gonzalez Milliken 05/05/2020 $20.00  
Lucas Gonzalez Milliken 05/05/2020 $10.00  
Laurie Martinelli 05/03/2020 $20.00  
Emily Lichtenstein 05/03/2020 $50.00  
Myles Crowley 05/01/2020 $20.00  
Myles Crowley 05/01/2020 $80.00  
Tammy Tai 04/29/2020 $100.00  
Mary ELLIFF 04/28/2020 $20.00  
Katherine Jenkins Djom 04/27/2020 $20.00  
Peter Gilmartin 04/27/2020 $20.00  
Peter Gilmartin 04/27/2020 $30.00  
Betsy Miessner 04/26/2020 $250.00 In honor of Louis and all of the people whose right to tell their own story has been taken from them.
Laura Maltby 04/23/2020 $100.00  
Ardis Vaughan 04/22/2020 $100.00  
Chris Montani 04/21/2020 $100.00 Thank you for all you do to promote peace! You are helping build the Beloved Community!
Althea Smith 04/18/2020 $100.00  
  Total $2,725.00