Watertown Residents Invited to Join Mother’s Day Walk for Peace

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On Sunday, May 10, Watertown citizens are invited to walk with others from across greater Boston in support of the Mothers’ Day Walk for Peace in Dorchester.

Now in its 19th year, the walk was founded by Tina Chery, whose son, Louis, was killed in 1993 on his way to an after-school Christmas party for Teens Against Gang Violence. Proceeds from the walk will benefit the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute (www.ldbpeaceinstitute.org), which provides support to bereaved families, and serves as a model for peace education in Boston.

Watertown neighbors and community organizations are invited to join in this 3.6 mile walk. A bus will be leaving from the First Parish of Watertown, 35 Church St., at 7:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 10. Transportation and participation in the walk are free, but all donations to the Louis D. Brown Institute are gratefully accepted. The Walk for Peace is the major annual fundraiser for the Institute.

Walkers are asked to pre-register at http://www.mothersdaywalk4peace.org/register.html. If you’d like to join Watertown’s team, go to the address above, and then click on Watertown Walks for Peace from the drop down menu. Donations may be made online, by going to the above web site.

Anyone interested in riding on the bus should reserve a space by contacting Rev. Mark Harris at minister@fpwatertown.org, or by calling him at 617 924 6143. Bus reservations should be made by noon on Wednesday, April 29.

The Mothers’ Day Walk for Peace will begin at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, May 10,  from Town Field Park, 1520 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester.

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