Press Kit

  • For general inquiries, please contact Kara Grimes:
  • Mailing address:
  • P.O. Box 86
  • Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
  • Office: 732-455-5344
  • Fax: 732-361-0135




  Mary’s Place by the Sea was founded in April 2009 by Michele Gannon and Maria McKeon

  To date, more than 5,600 women with cancer have stayed at Mary’s Place by the Sea

  In 2014...Mary's Place by the Sea served:

  • - 894 guests who walked through our doors
  • - provided close to 300 highly-specialized, oncology massages
  • - held over 100 nutrition education sessions
  • - prepared 400 nutritious breakfasts and lunches for our guests



Mary’s Place offers a wide range of complimentary services to our guests.  We work with you to customize your visit so that you can take advantage of as many, or as few, of these services as you want.  We can also develop customized services if you let us know what you need in advance.  All of our services are provided by experienced, highly-qualified practitioners. Some services include: Oncological Massage, Reiki/Healing Touch therapy, Integrative Self-Care Therapies, Nutritional counseling, Journal Writing, Social Worker/Counseling, Gentle Yoga.