You are using an unsupported browser. Please use the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge.
The one hundred honoree: Just ‘Cause Breast Cancer Walkers

Donor Story

The one hundred honoree: Just ‘Cause Breast Cancer Walkers

Mass General Giving

Walking 20 miles a day for three days, a dedicated group of women have raised almost $750,000 to advance breast cancer research and patient care. Because all expenses are paid by the walkers and volunteers, the annual Just ‘Cause Breast Cancer Walk donates 100 percent of its proceeds to two recipients: the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden in Harvard, Mass., a facility dedicated to promoting the healing process of breast cancer patients, and the Gillette Center for Breast Cancer at Mass General Hospital.

Now in its seventh year, Just ‘Cause was founded by four friends — Jo Edmunds, Tina Flaherty, Sarah Mitchell and Noreen Beck. Noreen lost her 10-year battle with breast cancer on December 15, 2008, a week before her 50th birthday. In Noreen’s place, her husband Mike joined the Just ‘Cause walkers to once more meet their 60-mile challenge on behalf of all breast cancer patients and their loved ones.