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Our Take on the Kardashian Genetic Testing Episode

While general information on breast cancer shows up in mainstream media all the time, it's pretty rare that genetic testing and the breast cancer gene BRCA are discussed. That's why we were excited when we heard that the reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians dedicated a whole episode to it last year. In the [...]

Why I am walking in the LI2DayWalk

Why am I walking at the LI2Day Walk on June 10th? I am walking in honor of my mom who was diagnosed over a quarter of a century ago. I still remember my dad driving her every day for weeks from their home in Nassau County to Manhattan for her radiation treatment. The thought of her [...]

Do Dairy Products Increase Risk For Breast Cancer?

Mainstream health news about dairy is conflicting. Between scary data about recombinant bovine growth hormones (rBGH), estrogen, fat and antibiotics on one end and on the other end the health benefits of vitamin D, calcium, minerals, and protein, it's hard to know if dairy is considered healthy these days. And what about breast cancer? Is it a risk [...]

Registered Nurses at Molloy College Further their Education on Breast Health

In February, twelve Registered Nurses who are taking coursework to attain their Baccalaureate degree at Molloy College participated in a training course offered through the Maurer Foundation to expand their knowledge of breast health.  This daylong training program covered vital areas such as breast cancer diagnosis and staging, risk factors affecting breast cancer development, and an [...]

East Islip High School’s Medical Academy Students Train to Become Junior Breast Health Educators

Twenty-five students from the Medical Academy, established by East Islip High School, participated in the Maurer Foundation’s Peer Education program.  The students in the Medical Academy have expressed the desire to pursue a career in the medical field, and all had to be selected to participate in this rigorous academic track. Eileen Pillitteri, the Maurer Foundation’s [...]

The Maurer Foundation Welcomes New Board Member Amanda Sexton

The Maurer Foundation is extremely excited to announce the appointment of Amanda Sexton to our Board of Directors. Ms. Sexton currently serves as an Accountant and Valuation Analyst with Markowitz, Fenelon & Bank and brings more than 10 years of public accounting experience, in the areas of business valuation, litigation support, accounting, and auditing.  Her [...]

Night Work and Breast Cancer: Updated

Here’s good news for the 15 million Americans who work night shifts and other irregular or rotating schedules. A new review that compiled data from over 1.4 million women challenges the 2007 World Health Organization (WHO) assertion that breast cancer risks increase for those working nights. The study “Night Shift Work and Breast Cancer Incidence: Three [...]

Join The Maurer Foundation at Mpower 2017

The Maurer Foundation is proud to participate in A Mighty Lass’ Mpower 2017 on Saturday, March 11th at LIU Post. “A Mighty Lass” is a foundation that promotes learning strategies that educate, inspire and empower women of all ages. Mpower is a half day event with nationally renowned speakers providing interactive workshops, educational panels, and motivational movements [...]

Pink Bowl Raises Over $10,000 For Breast Health Education

Nineteen teams of enthusiastic bowlers braved the wintry mix of snow and sleet and heated up the lanes with their competitive spirit at The Maurer Foundation's 8th Annual Pink Bowl on Sunday, February 12th. The bowling fundraiser held at Bowlmor Lanes in Melville, was once again sponsored by Sperry Federal Credit Union and raised over $10,000 for breast [...]

Cocktails for a Cause Raises Over $1,500

A huge thank you to the 50 attendees who took part in The Maurer Foundation’s Cocktails for a Cause event on January 31st at Havana Central in Garden City. The evening raised more than $1,500 to help support breast health education here on Long Island. Organized by our dedicated Young Professional Committee, the evening featured [...]