Jersey Shore Running Club event to benefit Mary’s Place by the Sea
The Jersey Shore Running Club will host its 41st Hashathon event on November 14. The 6-mile run through Cheesequake State Park at Old Bridge will benefit Mary’s Place by the Sea, a retreat in Ocean Grove that serves women who have been diagnosed with cancer. .
Race Director Joe Iovelli said the Nov. 14 event “benefits a charity, that’s what’s important. … I’m very excited to help the charity because Mary’s Place doesn’t get as much credit as it deserves.
“Mary’s Place provides a safe haven for women who have been diagnosed with cancer so they can spend time in a support group and get wellness care. … Cancer is such a debilitating disease and we do all we can to help those who are suffering. Mary’s Place is at the forefront of this, ”he said.
Michele Gannon, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Mary’s Place by the Sea, established the retreat in June 2009 after battling a short illness.
While at home, Gannon wondered how women who had been diagnosed with long-lasting illness could find clarity and comfort in the harsh realities of cancer.
Gannon concluded that illness shouldn’t prevent someone from finding peace, and she subsequently created an organization that provides outreach services to women battling cancer.
“Mary’s Place by the Sea is a respite home for women who have been diagnosed with cancer. (He) provides services, both in person and virtually, that complement their medical treatment.
“Services include oncology massage, nutritional education, individual counseling, Reiki, guided meditation, expressive writing, yoga and more.
“We offer integrative services to women with all types of cancer and at all stages. We provide rest and support during this difficult time in their lives, ”said Gannon.
Gannon credits fundraising events and community donations for making the program possible.
“When Mary’s Place by the Sea opened in 2009, the team made a commitment to work diligently on fundraising so that they could provide everything for free to guests. Mary’s Place is able to accomplish this through the fundraising efforts of the organization as well as in the community, ”said Gannon.
For more information visit www.marysplacebythesea.org
Mary’s Place by the Sea has been collaborating with the Jersey Shore Running Club since 2014.
“The Jersey Shore Running Club has supported Mary’s Place by the Sea since 2014. There have been several races along the Jersey Shore and club members have held fundraisers that have helped build a relationship over the years. years. Mary’s Place is truly grateful for everything the club has done to help support its mission, ”said Gannon.
Iovelli said about 300 people have registered for the Hashathon. The final number could approach 400 participants. Registration before November 13 is $ 35. Late registration will be $ 40.
On November 14, t-shirt pickup will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the race will begin at 11 a.m. Rewards, raffles and prizes will be presented at the end of the event. A post-race party with free food and drinks will be organized for the participants.
For more information, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Matawan/Hashathon