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