Upcoming Events - Mary`s Place by the Sea
Providing a place for women with cancer to heal: mind, body, and soul
LETTER FROM CLARE FREDA, WALKATHON CHAIR
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank
everyone who participated in this years "Let's Walk Together"
event. There were over 800 participants gathered to celebrate the
day together and we are grateful to each one of you for joining
us! We raised...drum roll please...over $150,000.00!
Thank you to our Team Leaders, Sponsors and Vendors. Each
and every person who donated from $10.00 to $5000.00; you've
all made an impact on our mission of Mary's Place and the
women we serve who are battling cancer. To all the volunteers
who helped to keep things running smoothly and on schedule,
we couldn't do it without you. We are so grateful!
We would like to thank Team Wegmans for serving a nutritious
lunch, snacks and drinks for the day and for your continued
support throughout the year. We are so honored to work with
To Dean's Natural Food Market, thank you for sponsoring the
kids activity table and providing Kind Bars and bottled water.
We are grateful for your support each and every day since we
opened our doors 5 years ago!
To the entire community, thank you for embracing Mary's Place
we couldn't do it without you!
To the women with whom I spoke and the family members I
meet, please know we are committed to supporting those who
cross our path. "And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in
due season we will reap, if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9
We have some exciting ideas for next year, as we grow and learn
so save the date for Saturday, May 9, 2015!
Love, Clare Freda
Thursday, June 26th - Alex
and Ani Come support
Mary’s Place while buying
Alex and Ani accessories.
Sunday, June 29th - Johnny
Mac’s Row, Row, Row your
boat ... and raise money for
Mary's Place. More Info
Saturday, July 5th McLoone’s Pier House Bob
Bandiera Seafood Buffet Call
732-923-1006 for a reservation.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and Bob
Bandiera plays at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 16th
Mom’s Rock Stand up Paddle
Board Register by clicking
Tuesday, August 26th - US
OPEN bus trip with a
breakfast, boxed lunch, and
gift auction on the ride home!
Saturday, September 6th Let’s Build it Together End of
Summer cocktail party to help
I t t a k e s m a n y h e a r t s a n d h a n d s t o h o l d o u r m i s s i o n t o g e t h e r. . . .
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to t he outside fundraisers t hat held benef its.
Exhibit no. 9
Thank you to Tom and Lois White and all those who joined us at
the Silent Auction for Mary's Place in the Spring. They raised
$2100 for our mission and donated a beautifully framed original
print for our future home!
B i k r a m Yo g a i n We s t f i e l d 3 0 d a y c h a l l e n g e
Westfield Thank you to Robert and all our friends at Bikram
Yoga in Westfield. They raised $801 for Mary's Place during the
month of April!
Roseann Osterkorn for hosting a registration at the Monmouth
Mall. Her continued support of Mary’s Place by the Sea is
appreciated by all of us!
Big Beat Music Studio
Annual Showcase performed three shows with proceeds
benefiting Mary’s Place by the Sea. They raised $584 thanks to
Joe and ALL our friends at Big Beat.
Wo m e n ’s E x c h a n g e o f M o n m o u t h C o u n t y
At their 80th Anniversary Luncheon Mary’s Place was presented
with a donation of $1,000. It was an honor to be recognized by
other volunteers and such an established local non-profit.
Thank you to Martha Mary Guild of St. Mary's in Colts Neck
for knitting beautiful prayer shawls for our guests and your
generous donation! We are grateful!
Thank you to Mary Anne McCabe for the unique, hand-crafted
jewelry you bring to us to share with our guests!
Spring Lake 5
$2,500 raised from our team who ran together for the 3rd
American Legion Unit 129 from Toms River, NJ stopped by
recently to present a check to Mary's Place for $400
Thank you to Terry Yack of Lakewood for knitting beautifully
soft knitted hats for our guests!
Monmouth Barracudas Swim Club
Thank you to Coach Paul Buerck and all those who supported
Mary's Place by the Sea at their Spring Banquet and gift auction.
The Barracudas raised $600 and now Olympic swimmers Katie
Ziegler and Jimmy Feigen know about Mary's Place!
Thank you to MILES OF SMILES for honoring Mary’s Place by
the Sea at their 1st event with a complimentary day to use their
bus. Debbie Marini has been part of the Mary’s Place
community and we appreciate her continuous spirit and
Thank you to Tim McLoone for helping us spread the word and
raise money for Mary's Place. Visit one of his many locations
today, have a great meal, color a picture and join us in our
mission to Raise the Roof!
O N C O L O G I CAL NUT RIT IONIST
Linda M. Jensen
Certified Cancer Support
& Nutritional Educator
Healing Arts Practitioner
Linda Jensen brings a deepseated, passionate motivation
to her profession as a fully
certified Cancer Support &
Nutritional Educator Health
Coach, and Healing Arts Practitioner. The diagnosis of
her 33-year old husband to a very rare form of cancer,
propelled her down a path of learning about pH-balance
nutrition and holistic treatment, which she used to
compliment the traditional medical therapy he received.
Following his passing, years of self-study in nutrition
and the holistic approach led her to becoming a
Certified Wellness Consultant and Health Coach in
2000. Then, in 2004, caught up in the stresses of life,
having left her own wellness on the back burner, she
found herself facing a Stage-3 diagnosis of breast
cancer. This aggressive malignancy would require
surgery, chemo- and radiation therapy, and a strong will
to survive. She knew it was time to learn more about
integrative health, nourishing the body, spirit and mind,
to heal and treat herself - simply to survive.
Linda specializes in the alkaline/acidic effects on the
body (pH balance nutrition and trophology - food
combining), truly defining 'healthy' eating, all the more
crucial for those having been diagnosed with cancer.
Her practice incorporates Integrative Lifestyle
Counseling, and the Healing Arts techniques of Jin Shin
Jyutsu, Healing Touch, and Raindrop, all driven by the
notion that optimal health is achieved by bringing
balance and harmony to mind, body and spirit. She is
presently studying the effects of sound therapy at a
cellular level with the use of tuning forks. Her practice
includes offering nutritional seminars for healthcare
professionals; involvement in initiatives to bring
healthy eating to local communities; an association with
Frost Valley in Claryville, NY where she participates in
the Survivors Program in conjunction with the YMCA
and Livestrong Foundation; she consults before, during
and after treatment, by appointment, in Red Bank, and
is available for on-site sessions to ensure the proper
protocol in the home.
At Mary’s Place by the Sea, Linda is a frequent
volunteer and sought-after expert in both of her fields.
Attributing her own state of good health to having
managed to “survolve” (survive and evolve) every day,
she coaches each guest on an individual basis, sharing
her vast knowledge depending on the specific
diagnosis. Her passionate commitment rings loud and
clear: “Often referred to as the ‘Cliff Notes of
Nutrition’, my role is to guide and support our guests to
be self-sufficient once they leave. Critical to this point,
I provide a valuable network of professional resources
in the alternative, holistic and medical communities,
and make every attempt to reduce ‘information
overload.’ In addition to touch treatments, I am able to
offer ‘self-help’ instruction specific to everyday need,
with the goal of preventing recurrence: just as I am,
and will determinedly remain, cancer-free, thanks to
these practices and choices, for our guests, I help them
to set the 'stepping stones' to a healthy, positive lifestyle
Born and raised in New York, NY, Ms. Jensen raised
her daughter and two sons in Monmouth County, NJ,
where she has lived for over twenty years; she currently
resides in Rumson.
Ms. Jensen is the author of “Survolve” A guide to Nutritional
Alkalinity and holds the following certifications:
Health Coach/Trivita, Scottsdale AZ, 2000
Study of Macrobiotics/Kushi Institute, NY/2005
Healing Touch and Raindrop Technique/ Institute of Spiritual
Healing & Aromatherapy, Aveda, CO 2008
Jin Shin Jyutsu/Morristown Memorial Hospital and ongoing
studies Scottsdale AZ/2009
Center for Advancement of Cancer Education, Philadelphia, PA by
Dr. Susan Silberstein/2012
732. 687. 2121
BREAKFAST…From A to Z, well, at least up to Q…
AVOCADO AND EGG
1 Avocado, organic….do not peel, slice lengthwise, remove pit
1 tsp lemon juice, optional
2 organic eggs
Fill pan with ½ in. water. On low heat, place sliced avocado in pan, drizzle with
lemon juice, if desired. Crack and add egg. Cover to ”steam” unitl soft boiled.
Remove from pan. Top with extra virgin olive oil
Avocado, cubed, raw
1 cup, 240 cal.
Glycemic Index….very low
The ability of avocado to help prevent unwanted inflammation is absolutely
unquestionable in the world of health research. Cancer risk factors almost always
include excessive inflammation (related to lack of anti-inflammatory nutrients) and
oxidative stress (related to lack of antioxidants).
In cancer cells, avocado works to increase oxidative stress and shift the cancer cells
over into a programmed cell death cycle (apoptosis), lessening the cancer cell
The avocado appears to selectively push cancer cells "over the brink" by increasing
oxidative stress, which in turn, increases the cancer cells likelihood of dying. At the
same time, it is actively supporting the health of non-cancerous cells by increasing their
supply of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients.
Lest not to forget the egg, soft boil or poach will maintain the benefits of soy lecithin, a nutrient
found in the yolk as well as protein needed to get your daily metabolism in gear. Only when
oxidized does it become a cholesterol.
Avocados and Latex Allergy and why its ok to steam the avocado….Like bananas and chestnuts, avocados
contain enzymes called chitinases that are associated with latex-fruit allergy syndrome. There is strong
evidence of the cross-reaction between latex and foods that naturally contain high amounts of chitinase
enzymes. If you have a latex allergy, you may very likely be allergic to these foods as well. Processing the fruit
with ethylene gas increases these enzymes; organic produce not treated with gas will have fewer allergycausing compounds. In addition, cooking the food may deactivate the enzymes.
Reference: Ding H, Chin YW, Kinghorn AD et al. Chemopreventive characteristics of avocado fruit. Semin Cancer
Biol. 2007 May 17; [Epub ahead of print] 2007. 2007.Ding H, Han C, Guo D et al. Selective induction of apoptosis of
human oral cancer cell lines by avocado extracts via a ROS-mediated mechanism. NutrCancer. 2009;61(3):348-56.
Providing a place for women with cancer to heal: mind, body and soul
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$2 MILLION needed for Our NEW HOME
“Cancer strikes at the very core of an individual. Your wonderful organiza:on allows a person to feel alive again with future possibili:es and provides the utmost of dignity.” L.B.
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F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n c o n t a c t M e l a n i e a t 6 4 6 -‐ 4 9 6 -‐ 8 4 5 8 o r M e l a n i e @ K n o b e l w o m a n . c o m A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been
washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up,
and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.
She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl,
why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin
to make a difference!”
The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down,
picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked
up at the man and replied, “Well, I made a difference to that one!”
The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and
said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others
joined, and all the starfish were saved.
— Adapted from The Star Thrower
by Loren C. Eiseley
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