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Dear Friends & Family,

Welcome back to team 'Compassionate Cohasst' and to this year's Mother's Day "Virtual Walk-a-thon" for Peace! I know it sounds kind of odd ... but like so many aspects of life in 2020, this year's Mother's Day Walk for Peace has to be different. Although our wonderful team, Compassionate Cohasset, is very "Real" ... as are our tender hearts, our strong beliefs and our advocacy ... we understand our higher calling in 2020, is to stay home ... avoid social gatherings, and in so doing hopefully 'slay the beast'.

The Good News is ... staying home does not preclude your supporting the amazing good works of the Peace Institute! The Mother's Day Walk for Peace is the most important source of revenue for the Peace Institute, and while we would rather be "Walking the Walk" this year we have no choice. At the same time, the important healing work of the Peace Institute is needed even more during these challenging times.  

So, I welcome you to our Compassionate Cohasset team, thank you for your support, and hope you and your loved ones stay safe and well. Many thanks.          

To Donate to Our Team

  1. Please click on the Donate Button on the right side of this page to complete the online donation form.
  2. Checks can be mailed to: (Please be sure to write our team name "Compassionate Cohasset" in the memo line)
    LDB Peace Institute
    15 Christopher St.
    Dorchester, MA 02122
    617 825 1917

Thank you for joining us as we work to create a more peaceful and beloved Boston Community!

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
Suzanne & Ralph Coley Jr. 06/15/2020 $165.00  
Anonymous Friend 06/14/2020 $103.30  
Aryanna Afshar 05/20/2020 $39.00  
Second Congregational Church Cohasset 05/15/2020 $240.00  
Mary Ann Cushing 05/14/2020 $10.00  
Vernita Bryant 05/12/2020 $100.00  
John Flanagan 05/12/2020 $500.00  
Lisa Marder 05/10/2020 $50.00  
Stephen Parnell 05/10/2020 $100.00 In Loving Memory of Louis D. Brown’s Grandmother Zoila Weddborn
Patrick OConnor 05/10/2020 $50.00 In honor of victims of homicide and their families.
Debra Ruskin 05/10/2020 $50.00 Thanks Connie for being an awesome advocate and organizer. Love, Deb
Wendy Badia 05/09/2020 $50.00  
Penny and Art Myles 05/09/2020 $100.00  
Joan Kovach 05/09/2020 $75.00 In memory of Matty Kane
Alix P. White and David Bigley 05/08/2020 $50.00  
Jane Fisher 05/07/2020 $50.00 Health and Peace
Lisa Gates 05/07/2020 $25.00  
Douglas Thompson 05/07/2020 $35.00 Tuyen and I are happy to lend our support.
Nancy Robertson 05/07/2020 $25.00  
Anne Spang 05/06/2020 $100.00  
George Baumgarten 05/06/2020 $50.00 Love your passion and message, Connie. LDB Peace is a great cause
Judith and Robert Kasameyer 05/06/2020 $25.00  
Sarah Davenport 05/05/2020 $100.00  
Jane Ellis 05/05/2020 $20.00  
Beverley Burgess 05/03/2020 $20.00  
Mary Ernst 05/03/2020 $50.00  
Beverley Burgess 05/03/2020 $75.00  
Taffy & Jeff Nothnagle 05/03/2020 $100.00 In honor of Tina
Judy Neer 05/02/2020 $100.00 For the Compassionate Cohasset team.
Karen Kirkendall 05/02/2020 $100.00  
Ken and Selma Ingber 05/02/2020 $25.00  
Sharon Weber 05/02/2020 $100.00  
Susan George 05/02/2020 $50.00 To support a compassionate Cohasset
Meg Wheeler 05/01/2020 $25.00  
Peter Pescatore 05/01/2020 $25.00  
Christopher Senior 05/01/2020 $50.00 Great work!
Mary Ann Svenning 05/01/2020 $15.00 What a courageous, unselfish message from Carla Sheffield!
Eileen Packard 04/30/2020 $25.00  
Susan and Stephen Etkind 04/30/2020 $100.00  
Dennis Roth 04/29/2020 $50.00  
Marjorie Harris Reynolds Foundation 04/29/2020 $7,500.00  
Mary and Peter Parker 04/28/2020 $100.00  
Yasmine Ryan 04/28/2020 $100.00 Proud of you mom! Keep up the great work!
Paula and Irwin Nesoff 04/28/2020 $50.00  
Georgia Carroll 04/27/2020 $30.00 Compassionate Cohasset
Elaine Coyne 04/27/2020 $50.00  
Alia Afshar 04/26/2020 $50.00 So happy to support my awesome mom and a wonderful cause.
Alisha Pollastri 04/24/2020 $100.00 For Peace.
Steve and Margie Brown 04/24/2020 $50.00  
Susan McNamara 04/23/2020 $100.00  
Deborah Shadd 04/23/2020 $50.00  
Margot Cheel 04/19/2020 $75.00  
Stephen Parnell 04/17/2020 $366.00  
Helene Sceery 04/16/2020 $75.00  
Chartis Tebbetts 04/16/2020 $100.00 Thank you, Connie, for organizing once again.
JoAnne Chittick 04/15/2020 $50.00  
Jacqueline Hong 04/14/2020 $25.00 Prayers to all the families and survivors
Gail Collins 04/14/2020 $25.00  
Timothy Davis 04/13/2020 $50.00  
Judy Tedeschi 04/13/2020 $50.00  
Kit & Ava Coffey 04/13/2020 $100.00  
John and Peggy Chapman 04/13/2020 $50.00 Keep up the good work!
Connie Afshar 04/10/2020 $100.00 I do this work to honor victims of homicide and their survivor families.
  Total $12,268.30