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Families to march on Mother’s Day to honor homicide victims

May 12, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — Elected officials, law enforcement officers and families will walk this weekend in Boston to honor homicide victims and support their loved ones.

The 22nd annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace will be held on Sunday. The group will walk 6.8 miles from Dorchester to City Hall.

The event raises money for the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, which helps families who’s loved ones have been killed. The group hopes to raise $400,000 to expand services and training.

The walk started in 1996 as a way to support mothers whose children had been murdered.

Among those expected to attend the event are Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley.

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