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Please join Mary on June 14th at 10:00 am at the first (but not last) Arredondo Family Foundation fundraiser at the Gardner Fish and Gun Club where she will be signing copies of "Journey Well" and sharing her inspirational story of healing from paralytic polio and trauma recovery. It's a motorcycle ride/cookout and raffle to benefit the Foundation whose mission is to provide a helping hand to those experiencing a tragedy and to provide education on matters relating to military, veterans, military families and the issue of suicide. Motorcycles are $20 and riders $10 including cookout. Attendance is free with live music and food is available for purchase. Mary hopes to see you all there!

On April 15, the City of Boston marked the two year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings. Mayor Walsh declared it as One Boston Day. Mary signed copies of "Journey Well" from 10-1 pm at Old South Church to participate in this Day of Resiliency. Mary shared her inspiration and helped to celebrate the runners, resilience, strength, courage and community that is Boston Strong. All of book proceeds sold were donated to the Massachusetts Resiliency Center to help Boston Strong Survivors. Copies of "Journey Well" will be available at the Resiliency Center. Mary donates 50% of all of her book proceeds to help Boston Strong Survivors continue to heal and move forward in our lives.

Mary was interviewed by Tovia Smith of NPR's All Things Considered:

Mary ran a PR since her return to the roads on 5/25/13 at the Bill Rodgers 5K and Prostate Cancer Walk. Race Director J. Alain Ferry of RaceMenu was so inspired by her run, that he asked WCVB co-anchor man Phil Lipof to share her story at the awards ceremony. Here's the surprise post race celebration:

Mary was featured as a volunteer on the Boston Athletic Association website. Read about why she volunteers by following this link.

Visit Mary's Author's Page on Amazon to purchase her books of inspirational poetry, "Coming Home:A Memoir of Healing, Hope and Possibility" and "Journey Well." 50% of all proceeds are donated to the Massachusetts Resiliency Center to help the 4/15/13 Boston Strong survivors and their families.

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