"It is incredible to be a part of this grassroots mission that is growing exponentially every month and touches so many lives on a daily basis. I am committed 150% to growing this mission even further as a team member of Mary's Place by the Sea. I am grateful to be on this journey with Michele and Maria, supporting women with cancer; mind, body and soul.”
Clare began as a volunteer for Mary's Place by the Sea when they opened their doors in 2009. She organized and facilitated a monthly Rosary as a way to gather supporters and provide a group prayer for the newly-founded mission. As momentum grew, so did the need for increased financial support. As a mother of two sons, both with Cystic Fibrosis, Clare has become well-schooled in fundraising for a cause. She created the first Walk-A-Thon for Mary's Place by the Sea in 2012. This event is a major fundraiser for Mary’s Place by the Sea each year.
In 2013, Clare began working part-time in the office, sharing her expertise as an office manager and bookkeeper. She was able to alleviate some of the duties from the founders, allowing them to focus on community outreach and program development. Clare is currently a full-time Office Manager at Mary’s Place by the Sea. Being in the house each day, interacting with the guests of Mary’s Place by the Sea has impacted her life in ways she would have never thought.