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 7,000 women with cancer have stayed at Mary’s Place by the Sea

 Mary's Place by the Sea is a place for women with cancer to heal: mind, body and soul.

 Guests are welcome to stay at Mary's Place before, during, and after treatment for cancer. 

 Guests of Mary's Place can state for up to three days and enjoy holistic, integrative services, all at no cost to the guest. 

 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

 In June of 2016, Mary's Place by the Sea opened the doors to its new, custom built, state-of-the-art, ten-bedroom home in Ocean Grove New, Jersey. Mary's Place can now serve more women with cancer than ever before.



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.