Dear Friends of Mary's Place,



As we approach the end of this unprecedented year, we encourage you to take a moment, as we have, and reflect on all that has brought you JOY in 2020. While this has been an extraordinary year in terms of challenges for us at Mary’s Place, we have made amazing strides to fulfill our mission and expand our reach to even more women with cancer amid a global pandemic. We have had to measure our JOY in different outcomes.

This year, we found JOY in:   

  • Creating a virtual services program, providing our guests with healing services and meaningful connections, during an extremely isolating time

  • Dropping off care packages to our local guests

  • Reopening our home to guests in October, after nearly seven months of closure

  • Greeting our volunteers and practitioners once again and watching them give selflessly of their time and talents

  • Hosting our Virtual Walk-A-Thon & 5K Run

  • Feeling the support of our community through donations, sponsorships, third party fundraisers, and notes of encouragement

  • Expressions of gratitude from countless guests and their families



As we kick off our year-end fundraising with Giving Tuesday
TODAY Dec. 1st
we need your support to continue to bring our cancer community together virtually and in person. Please consider a donation to Mary’s Place by the Sea on Giving Tuesday, or at any point throughout this holiday season.


Thank you for your part in GIVING the gift of JOY to women with cancer, in a time when they need it most. We wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a year ahead full of good health and JOY!


Michele Gannon
Executive Director/Co-Founder

22 Main Avenue
Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
About us:
Mary’s Place by the Sea is a respite home for women who are receiving treatment for cancer. We provide services that complement their medical treatment, including oncology massage, nutrition education, individual counseling, Reiki, guided meditation and yoga.