7575 Cold Harbor Rd Ste 2, Mechanicsville, VA 23111 | steppingstoneswc@aol.com
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About Us

Stepping Stones Women's Center is a women's health facility and breast cancer boutique meeting the needs of cancer survivors in Mechanicsville, Virginia. We have been accredited by the American Board of Certification. Initially awarded a three-year accreditation, the highest honor that can be achieved by a facility, we continue to maintain the highest standards required for our facility. Our facility is also H.I.P.A.A. compliant and we treat all your personal information with utmost confidentiality.

History of Our Center

Stepping Stones Women's Center, LLC was born in 2005, but the vision for creating a caring, compassionate breast care facility had been long anticipated by our owner Leigh Thurston and her mother Peggy Norris, following their own personal experiences with breast cancer.
Women walking with bicycles - Cancer recovery in Mechanicsville, VA

A Shocking Diagnosis

Peggy was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2002 at the age of 54 with no family history of the disease. It was quite a shock to Peggy and her family... but she bravely went through her surgery and treatment. Peggy is doing great and is excited to be able to provide a positive experience to her survivor sisters. She teamed up with her daughter, Leigh Thurston, to create Stepping Stones Women's Center. Prior to retiring from the business in 2014, Peggy dealt with the business issues and customer service. While enjoying the flexibility to travel and spend time with her husband, Peggy is still involved in the heart of Stepping Stones.

Joining Her Mother

After her mother's diagnosis, Leigh left her corporate sales job and went to work for the prosthetics company that Peggy went to for her post-mastectomy supplies. After working there for a couple of years under the supervision of a highly-qualified mentor, Leigh and Peggy decided to create an facility of their own in which a woman can restore her balance and image and replenish her spirit.

Our Staff

Meet Patty
Patty Wallace, CMF, is registered with the (BOC) Board of Certification. Not only is she a certified fitter of bras and breast forms, but she also has more than 30 years of experience in lymphedema and compression as a former LPN. She is committed to our patients' overall health and happiness.
Meet Leigh
Leigh Thurston, CMF, is registered with the (ABCOP) American Board of Certification of Orthotics and Prosthetics. She has many years of experience in fitting our clients not only with bras and breast forms, but also with compression garments and beautiful wigs, as well.

Community Groups We Support:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • The Sisters Network
  • Massey Cancer Center
  • Beyond Boobs
Contact us in Mechanicsville, Virginia, to find out more about our cancer survivors boutique.