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Breast Implants Linked to Rare Form of Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a blood cancer. The cancer linked to breast implants, known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), is a rare form of lymphoma that is classified as a non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). According to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), late-onset symptoms of ALCL, as it relates to breast implants, include breast pain, swelling due to [...]

Maurer Foundation Receives Generous We Care Grant

Thank you to the Nassau County Bar Association for providing The Maurer Foundation a WE CARE Fund grant of $5,000! We would like to express our utmost gratitude to Co-Chairs, Marc C. Gann and Sarika Kapoor, and the WE CARE Fund advisory committee! The WE CARE funding will assist us in presenting our breast health education program to more high school students [...]

Melanoma’s Link To Breast Cancer: What You Can Do

With the first days of summer upon us, now is the time people start thinking about beaches, barbecues, boating, working on tans and hopefully, sun protection. But what does sun exposure have to do with breast cancer? While tanning and sunburns don’t increase breast cancer risk, it does increase risk for melanoma, a type of [...]

Pink Aid’s Generous Funding Helps to Extend our Reach to Vulnerable Communities

 For the third year in a row, the Maurer Foundation has been awarded funding by Pink Aid of Long Island.  Pink Aid’s grant will support the Foundation’s Bilingual Outreach Program, promoting breast health awareness to uninsured and lower socioeconomic populations across Long Island. The Maurer Foundation has been committed to sharing life-saving information about breast [...]

Another Great Year Participating in the 14th Annual LI2Day Walk!

The Maurer Foundation was thrilled to once again partner with LI2Day to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer right here on Long Island. Walkers, volunteers, supporters, and breast cancer survivors converged on Smith Point Park in Shirley on June 10th, 2017 to participate in a day celebrating those who have battled breast cancer or [...]

Breast Cancer Rates Increasing Among Asian Americans

Researchers examined breast cancer incidence rates among seven Asian American ethnic groups in this new study. FREMONT, CA (April 10, 2017) — In contrast to other US racial/ethnic groups, Asian Americans have experienced steadily increasing breast cancer rates over the past 15 years. To better understand potential contributors to this increase, researchers at the Cancer [...]

Golfers Tee Off For Breast Health Education at The Maurer Foundation 22nd Annual Golf Classic

Long Island Non-Profit Raises Over $250,000 To Support Local Breast Cancer Education Initiatives MELVILLE, NY, May 17, 2017: The Maurer Foundation’s 22nd Annual Golf Classic, held at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho, NY on May 16, 2017, was a hole-in-one success, selling out all of its golf foursomes and raising over a quarter million dollars in support of Long Island breast health [...]

The Maurer Foundation Extends its Reach Across the Country

California resident, Yim Ping Mo has become the most recent person to become certified as a Maurer Foundation Breast Health Educator.  Ping is a Nurse Practitioner who is currently working at the Chinese Hospital Outpatient Center located in Dale City, California. Her practice is centered on Family Medicine, offering primary care services to her patients. [...]

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 [...]