Dear Friends of Stad’s Crabfest,
The date is set! Saturday, July 16, 2016, at 6:00 PM will be our 11th Annual Stad’s Crabfest Celebration.
We are excited to announce that this year’s donation recipient is Mary’s Place by the Sea, an ocean-side retreat in Ocean Grove, New Jersey for women receiving cancer treatment. Mary’s Place is a non-denominational, non-profit organization whose mission is to support women battling cancer by providing integrative services, such as nutrition education, oncology massages, counseling, reflexology, journaling, yoga and guided meditation, which complement their medical treatment and empower, educate and support their healing of mind, body and soul. Mary’s Place just built a new, larger facility to accommodate their long waiting list. There is no charge for the women who recuperate there.
Mary’s Place has provided a much-needed respite for many women for the past seven years, including a beloved member of our Crabfest Community, who spent some time recovering at Mary’s Place and introduced us to this wonderful organization. For more information, see:www.marysplacebythesea.org.
With its new, larger facility, the needs of Mary’s Place are significant. We plan to provide a substantial contribution to the organization to help meet some of these needs. Therefore, we are asking everyone to consider increasing their donations this year. In addition to increasing personal contributions, please look into taking advantage of any Matching Gift program that your employer may offer. If you haven’t already done so, please investigate your company’s policy.
As always, we are grateful for your friendship and generous support. We look forward to seeing you for a fun-filled evening on July 16!
Stad’s Crabfest Inc. Board of Directors