Read Out for a Cure


Contents of Read Out for a Cure

To order your link to download this inspiring production to benefit cancer research, send $10 via Paypal to or Venmo at @Mary-Mcmanus-21 Be sure to include your email!

“I think your poetry book would be great as an audio book version with each one read by a different person and music under them. Have you ever considered that?” Dan Thibeault, Owner and Founder of Fast Twitch Media and podcast producer extraordinaire asked me in an email. I meditated on the idea.

Greg Chastain. President and Founder of Voices of Hope Boston said during our conversation at the Cardinal Café podcast that my poems “hit every note that Voices of Hope puts out there." Since Voices of Hope Boston did not have their performances to generate funds during COVID,  I was inspired to make this project a novel fund raiser for Voices of Hope. Everyone donated their time and talent to make this project a success. "Read Out for a Cure: Hope is a Garden - Forty Poems From the Pandemic to Uplift and Inspire" is a collection of my poetry set to music by Dan Thibeault, read by an incredibly talented and illustrious group of individuals who gave us their hearts and voices to read out for a cure.

Follow this link to hear the lovely and talented Karen Nascembeni read "The Gardener." Karen is the Manager of the North Shore Music Theater, Director of Communications and Community Relations at Theater by the Sea and Manager of Cape Live Shows.

Hear Tony nominated actor, Sean Allan Krill read Fear or Faith by following this link.

To order your link to download this inspiring production, send $10 via Paypal to or Venmo at @Mary-Mcmanus-21 Be sure to include your email!

***Remember all proceeds will be donated from VoH Boston to the The Henri and Belinda Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies at Massachusetts General Hospital.***

Follow this link to my Hope is a Garden blog post sharing the back story to Read Out for a Cure and for more information about Voices of Hope Boston and the Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies.

Audrey Constant, award winning on air radio host said, "So proud to lend my voice to this project! It's a collaboration of inspiring poems, voiced by Boston radio/media pros, all to benefit Voices of Hope Boston."

Hope is a Garden book cover
You can purchase Hope is a Garden on Amazon