Making a Difference One Step at a Time

 In 2002, four friends — Jo Edmunds, Tina Flaherty, Sarah Mitchell, and Noreen Beck — committed to making a difference in the movement to fight breast cancer began a special venture together. After some serious discussions on how to improve on the original “Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day”, the “Just ‘Cause Breast Cancer 3-Day” was born. Unlike similar walks, 100% of the money goes to breast cancer. The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden and The Gillette Center for Women’s Cancers are our recipients. With tremendous support from family, friends, the community, and our corporate sponsors, the Just Cause Breast Walks will bring us even closer to a cure. Please watch a brief, inspiring interview with our Just ‘Cause Walk founders.

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

The Center for Breast Cancer at Mass. General Hospital focuses on the medical research aspects of breast cancer. The Center’s primary emphasis is treating and eradicating women’s cancers. Funds raised by Just ‘Cause are earmarked for specific research projects.


Virginia Thurston Healing Garden

Incorporated in 2010, the Healing Garden is an educational non-profit organization. Our objective is to provide a healing environment that provides a range of complementary therapies, psychosocial support, educational programs and access to nature for those experiencing breast cancer and other forms of cancer. All therapies are integrated with and complementary to standard medical treatment for cancer. They are located within 10 acres of stunning gardens and woods, with meany seated ares for reflection.