"Grief is crippling, walking helps ease the pain," says Lorrain Taylor, founder of 1,000 Mothers to Prevent Violence. Taylor started the organization after losing her 22-year old twins sons to a drive-by shooting in Oakland in 2000.
On the Saturday before Mothers Day, hundreds of grieving mothers and other family and friends will take part in a 3k walk for healing. San Leandro Mayor Pauline Cutter will welcome families and friends of homicide victims during the opening ceremony and present a Proclamation declaring May 13th “Mourning Mothers’ Day of Healing” for the City of San Leandro.
What: The 8th Annual Mourning Mothers Walk 4 Healing
When: Saturday, May 13, 2017: 9am- Registration; 10am - Walk; 11am -Program
Where: San Leandro Marina (Heron) 13801 Monarch Bay Dr., San Leandro, CA
Who: Sponsored by 1,000 Mothers to Prevent Violence in partnership with The Oakland A’s
The program will include testimonials from victim-survivors, live entertainment by Juan Escovedo & FLO. Also performing: Grammy Award winner, Tony Lindsay formerly of Santana, Bill Ortiz (Santana) and Richard Beans. There will be Free Blood Pressure Screening, food, give-aways, information and referrals. Individual Grief Counseling will be available upon request.
1,000 Mothers to Prevent Violence is a 501(c) 3 dedicated to alleviating the detrimental impact of violence through direct, practical and compassionate outreach services to victim-survivor families in the San Francisco Bay Area.
For more information, call (510) 581-0100
Registration donation: $10 (includes lunch)