The Maurer Foundation’s mission is to save lives and prevent breast cancer through breast health education that focuses on risk reduction, early detection, and healthy lifestyle choices. Our outreach effort are primarily done in seminar, conference, and public-speaking formats in schools, corporations, and other community groups and events. Our highly trained educators help dispel myths, fears and inhibitions regarding breast cancer. By the end of the lesson, we have planted a seed of knowledge that will help save lives.
Breast Health Seminars For Youth
Designed specifically for high school juniors and seniors, this forty-minute program promotes the role of lifestyle changes in reducing the risk of breast cancer. The program reinforces regular exercise and proper nutrition and encourages students to pay attention to food choices, fat intake, portion sizes and information contained on food product packaging. Students are also given the unique opportunity to practice proper breast self examination on silicone breast models.
Being Breast Smart Clubs
(formerly known as the Peer Education Program)
BBS is a club run by high school students under the supervision of a school staff member. We understand that enduring habits may be developed early in life. We also know that young people often respond more effectively to peers than to adults. When it comes to delivering the Maurer Foundation’s lifesaving message, we believe that students make excellent teachers. Our two-week training course for student club members can be held during or after school hours. Equipped with the latest breast health knowledge, BBS members are ready to empower their classmates with proven methods of early detection, risk reduction and healthy lifestyle choices all year round. BBS club members also learn another valuable lesson from our educators: when it comes to getting the Maurer Foundation’s message across, energy and creativity can be contagious!
The Maurer Foundation’s Peer Education Program was introduced in 2006 at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, NY. Twelve female students attended the 15 week Peer Education Program under the supervision of health teacher, Paula Boyd, a trained Maurer Foundation health educator. On March 14, 2007, the program graduates delivered their first presentation to Murrow High School’s Principal and administration cabinet. These Peer Educators provided comprehensive information on breast health education, including risk factors and early detection methods. After the success of their first Peer Education presentation, they were asked to return in April 2007 to present the program to Murrow High School’s leadership council and its Parent Teacher Association. By the end of the 2007 school year, Murrow High School’s Peer Educators reached 316 participants. The Maurer Foundation continues to train junior and senior students at Murrow High School.
Breast Health Seminars For Campus & Community
The Campus and Community Breast Health Education Program is a more mature version of the traditional youth breast health program. The Maurer Foundation offers our unique breast health program to student clubs on college and university campuses. Our instruction on proper breast self-examinations (BSE) features the MammaCare method, involving the use of the fingertip pads, three different pressures, and an organized search pattern. All program participants have the opportunity to practice this technique on silicone breast models. Risk factors discussed include use of birth control pills and alcohol consumption.
Breast Health Seminars For Corporations
The 45 minute curriculum clearly and persuasively explains how nutrition, biology and lifestyle can contribute to development of the disease. Employees will receive instruction in the most advanced and effective form of breast self-examination. Through the use of extremely lifelike silicone breast models, certified instructors present a tactile learning experience, building essential skills in detecting tumors in their earliest stages.
Breast Health Webinars For Corporations
Via a 45 minute live web conference, the Maurer Foundation is now delivering webinars for those companies who have such technological capabilities. Employees will learn the importance of early detection, risk reduction, and healthy lifestyle choices as it pertains to breast cancer. Our Corporate Wellness Breast Health Seminar and Webinar helps your business to reduce expenses related to medical care, health insurance and lost worker productivity. Workplace health education programs have proven to be some of the most cost-effective management policies in existence. Our Corporate Wellness Breast Health Seminar and Webinar can be specially tailored to the size and needs of your particular office or business.