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Mary and Tom crossing the finish line of the Spectacle Island Run

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On Thanksgiving, Mary is running the Boston Volvo Village 5K to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Greater New England. She runs for those who can't! When we find the key to one neuromuscular condition, we open the door to many! Please donate to her fundraising page.

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:


On September 6th in the Midnight Hour, Mary returned to The Jordan Rich Show to talk about her memoir, Coming Home: A Memoir of Healing, Hope and Possibility. Click on the Jordan Rich Show tab to download the podcast.

Jordan will be including Mary's poem, "Peace is a Garden" in this year's "For the Children" booklet with all proceeds benefiting Childrens Hospital Boston. It will be out in time to make the perfect holiday gift!

On November 14th, Mary is a volunteer at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater New England Chapter's Annual Fashion Plates fashion show and luncheon to benefit the MS Society. To purchase tickets and learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit the National MS Society website.

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

On June 16th, Mary shared her journey with post polio syndrome, her triumphant 2009 Boston Marathon run and her words of wisdom for those facing challenges in their own lives on the Talking Information Center's Mission Possible Show. You can listen to the interview on the Talking Information Center's website and on Sound Cloud Mission Possible - Mary McManus.

Mary recaps the beautiful moments of her Book Release Party on 5/23 for her memoir, Coming Home: Healing, Hope and Possibility, in her blog, "Everything I Imagined and More." Mary donates 50% of her royalty payments to The One Fund.

Mary was a packet stuffing volunteer for the 2014 Boston Marathon and was part of the Marathon Pre Game Ceremony at Fenway Park on 4/20/14, the 5th anniversary of Team McManus' Boston Marathon run. She was honored and humbled to commemorate and celebrate this year's Boston Marathon representing the 10,000 volunteers who make the Boston Marathon possible.

Visit Mary's Author's Page on Amazon to purchase her books of inspirational poetry and "Coming Home:A Memoir of Healing, Hope and Possibility.

Mary is writing her next book, "Journey Well". Here is a sneak peak preview of the cover

Follow Mary's blog Life is a Marathon-Journey Well