Welcome to Mary's Place by the Sea

Mary's Place by the Sea, established in 2009, is a mission to support women during and after cancer treatment. Located in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, currently in a beautifully renovated home, one block from the Atlantic Ocean, guests are invited to stay with us from one to three days, at no charge. During their stay, we offer a variety of supportive holistic services to help women cope with the stresses of cancer.

Through oncology massage, guided meditation, nutritional counseling, restorative yoga, journaling, psychotherapy and most importantly unconditional LOVE, women are able to relax, rejuvenate and release.

Due to the overwhelming response to our program, we are building a new home, also in Ocean Grove, which we look forward to opening in early 2016!




We are overwhelmed by the love and support from everyone who joined us at our 2nd Annual Oceanfront Bash. It was an amazing night filled with generosity and inspiration with over 300 in attendance and $130,000 raised!
We are grateful to our incredible Bash Committee: Ginny Whipple-Berkner, Eileen Bolan, KC Dempsey, Vito Gadaleta, Donna Gordan, Laurie Gowen, Jane Hughes, Melanie Knobel, Felicia Levine, Nan MacMorris, Malin Mumford, Jane Murphy, Beth Sarre and especially Tease Gould, Maggie Simon and Clare Freda for giving of themselves tirelessly to create such a successful event.

To our event sponsors: EISAI, SASS Associates, Green Room Communications, Gannon Building & Remodeling, All In The Family Dental, Meridian Health, Ansell Grimm & Aaron, Ocean Medical, Ray Catena, Ocean First Bank, Air Care, Inc. for your financial inspiration.  The Berkeley OceanFront Hotel for the beautiful venue and Falco Brothers for the delicious food. Quincy Mumford and The Joe Baracata Band in providing us fabulous entertainment, Jeff Basset for your Auctioneer talents and reassurance, Marissa Brahney for sharing your courageous story and grace as the emcee for the evening. To our photographers Stephen Lacko,Tracey James and McCarthy Productions who captured the memories. For all of the gift auction items from countless vendors and finally to all of our guests and your generous spirits! Together you created our evening's success!

We are grateful to our honorees Dr. Peter Mencel, Shore to Help, and Loretta and Dean of Dean’s Natural Food Market for their heartfelt words of encouragement and unending kindness. To Marie Madden, a guest of Mary's Place, who reminded us so eloquently why it is important to grow our mission: "At Mary's Place, I am encouraged, nourished, enriched, pampered, and appreciated for who I am. The services provided by Mary's Place, help restore me physically, mentally, and spiritually, so that I can face each new day with strength.

Mary's Place by the Sea started as a mission focused on LOVE and we believe it is now a movement felt by all who have become a part of our world.

With love and gratitude,
Michele and Maria

Love Is On Campaign, which gives charities like us a chance to raise funds online through the crowdfunding site, Crowdrise. Starting today 9/21/2015 at 12pm EST and continuing through to Thursday, October 29 at 1:59pm, the non-profit that raises the most money will be awarded $1million from Revlon!  The second highest charity will receive $250,000 from Revlon!  All participating charities get to keep their online donations no matter what level.