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Post-Race Celebration with J. Alain Ferry and Phil Lipof

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.

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at the Hyannis Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay Race Expo on February 21 and 22nd. Mary will be signing copies of her book, "Journey Well." She donates 50% of book proceeds to AccesSportAmerica which has played a vital role on her journey to health and wellness.

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!

 Mary volunteered at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater New England Chapter's Annual Fashion Plates fashion show and luncheon to benefit the MS Society. Her post Raise Your Glass to Fashion Plates captures the inspiration and radiance of the day.

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

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, "Coming Home:A Memoir of Healing, Hope and Possibility" and the soon to be released, "Journey Well."

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

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