Dear Friends of Mary's Place,


For a time such as this…we find happiness in recalling our memories, we find gratitude in the moments we have today and we look forward to what lies ahead.

In this season of Thanksgiving, we are thinking of you... ALL of you who make our lives so abundantly blessed:


To our guests, we recall with a smile the experience of walking into Mary’s Place and hearing the chatter and laughter of all of you around the dining room table. We are grateful to see you on a virtual session or as you enter our home for a visit, one that is a little quieter and more intimate than before.  We know that in time the sounds of laughter and conversation will fill our home once again. 


To our donors, we remember fondly the times we have gathered for galas, walk-a-thons and third-party fundraisers, to celebrate the mission that you so deeply believe in. We are thankful to all of you for sticking by our guests with your donations, big and small. We know that Mary’s Place will not only survive but will continue to rise to the occasion and thrive, because of you. 


To our volunteers, we treasure the times when we could catch up with you daily, passing you the baton as our guests arrived, knowing that they would be pampered and well-loved in your care.  We are grateful for each of you who has been able to volunteer during this time and have accepted the challenge of helping us to create an even safer space for our guests.  We cannot wait to be reunited and back in full swing with three volunteer shifts a day. 


To our practitioners, we think of all the times when our services were booked to capacity, or when there was a cancellation and we needed you in a pinch. You were always there, and you still are today. When we made the calls back in the spring to ask if you would be interested in providing virtual services, the response was resoundingly “yes”. Our Virtual Program brings Mary’s Place into the homes of over 400 women each month, because of you. We are humbled to know that you will answer the call again when we can expand our in-home services one day soon.


Wishing you ALL a Very Happy Thanksgiving filled with LOVE and LAUGHTER!

Much love and gratitude,

The Team of Mary’s Place by the Sea

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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.