Just 'Cause Walk

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May 30 - June 1, 2014

This walk is unique and incredibly rewarding. The Just 'Cause organization pulls together enthusiastic and loving volunteers from all surrounding communities who provide walkers with:

  • Delectibles through-out the day, homemade lunches, and special treats
  • Body massage for midday or end of the day relief
  • Water stops which can include Brownie and Girl Scout troups providing iced coffee and tokens of encouragement
  • A potluck celebration with music and good company

The Just 'Cause Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk - now in it's 12th year - and has raised over $1,000,000. We are so grateful to this remarkable event where 100% of the money raised goes to two beneficiary organizations; The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, and breast cancer research at the Gillette Center for Women's Cancers at Massachusetts General Hospital.

We hope that you will join the Just 'Cause Walk in whatever way your body and your schedule will allow. As a Just 'Cause walker you can walk:

  • 60 miles in 3 days

  • one or more sections of the walk (Friday morning or afternoon, Saturday morning or afternoon, Sunday morning or afternoon)

  • "virtually" where you make the fundraising commitment but do not walk

  • or, participate in the "Just 'Cause We Can-- 3.5 mile Breast Cancer Walk" on Saturday May 31, 2014

Register through the Just 'Cause website: http://www.justcausewalk.org/walk.html


The following is a statement from a participant in the Just 'Cause Walk:

“There are many layers to participating in the Just ‘Cause Walk. The first is asking for money—I had not expected such a benevolent response from my friends and family, who, I learned, had long been awaiting an opportunity to 'do something' for me since my sister died of cancer in 2012. The second is solidarity—to be surrounded by others similarly affected by the wake that cancer leaves in your life. The third is the walk itself—what occurred for my mother and I was nothing less than transformative. In the first few miles, we literally “tread ground” that we had not dared enter with one another before. The walk kept our toes to the fire, and as more and more road was behind us, so were all of the leftover pieces of our trial with my sister's cancer. The walk made us feel strong in the face of cancer, rather than weak and vulnerable as we had felt so pervasively before. The walk placed my mom and I in camaraderie with a team of heroic others—and I know that my sister was there too—all creating a force of change, positivity and resolution. And for this, I am so personally, deeply grateful to those who have lovingly and selflessly fostered this remarkable event.”


You are a person, not a disease, and you can live well with cancer, and beyond. We are here to help you.

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