Welcome to the BILH Mother's Day Walk for Peace Fundraising Page! Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) is proud to be a sponsor of the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace! Please join Dr. Kevin Tabb, BILH’s President and CEO, your colleagues and their families as we walk in support of peace. This will be Dr. Tabb’s 9th year serving as Co-Chair and supporting this event and the important work of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute (LDBPI).
Working across the Commonwealth, the LDBPI provides support, tools, education and assistance for families and communities impacted by violence, murder, trauma, grief and loss. Since 1996, the Mother's Day Walk for Peace has been a beloved tradition and celebration of our potential to create more peaceful communities. This year’s theme is Cultivating Cycles of Peace with the aim of empowering survivors of violence, supporting citizens returning from incarceration and their families and investing in Generation Peace.
BILH understands that in addition to medical and behavioral 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.
For over ten years, the partnership between the LDBPI and the Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery (CVPR) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has developed into a national model on effective responses to survivors of homicide victims. Grounded in racial justice and equity, the LDBPI and CVPR work together to strengthen communities, prevent violence and advocate for more compassionate and equitable health care, criminal justice, and societal responses to homicide. The partnership’s innovation stems from both organizations’ deep investment in reflective practices and intentional teamwork to meet the needs of survivors of homicide victims.
Because 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). Employees will also have the option to make a donation, if they choose. To join Team Beth Israel Lahey Health:
• Visit the registration page at https://www.mothersdaywalk4peace.org/Account/Register • Enter your email and follow the steps to create an account. • Under Goal Amount please enter a dollar amount to continue registering. You are not obligated to any kind of fundraising minimum for team participation. • Under Registration Fee, select “Fee waiver” to waive the fee to register at no charge. • Under the t-shirt size drop down menu, please select your t-shirt size. We will be using this information for our team BILH t-shirts so this is very important. • Under “Join a team,” please select “Beth Israel Lahey Health” from the dropdown menu for teams. Click “Continue” or “Register another member” if you would like to register another walker. Click “I agree to this waiver” to complete registration.