April Zubko

Between being an organic gardener, martial artist, hiker, kayaker, and cook, April has been interested in health and fitness most of her adult life. She believes strongly in the power of taking charge of your own health and educating others so that they can do the same. Breast health is a great extension of that! As the Maurer Foundation communications manager, she blogs, maintains the website, emails, designs print material, manages social media and generally gets the word out about the foundation. In her spare time, she helps other non-profit clients communicate their vital message through her business Zubko Media, shares her travels with her husband on her YouTube channel Magellan & Greyhound, and gives gardening tutorials and tips on her YouTube channel ReSprout.

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New Study Shows Hair Dye & Hair Straightener Use Increases Breast Cancer Risk

With over one-third of adult women estimated to use hair dye in the U.S. (1), hair dye and breast cancer have been a topic of interest with researchers for some time. A study published in December in the International Journal of Cancer sheds some light on the controversial issue. In the paper, researchers examined women [...]

The Health Benefits of Gardening

Few people think of gardening as exercise, or even think of it as having any health benefits at all. So you might be surprised to learn that not only is it a fantastic low-impact low-intensity exercise, it might be the perfect exercise when it comes to breast health, because it makes a positive impact on almost every controllable breast cancer risk factor.

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How to Enjoy the Benefits of Walking & Running

A fantastic option for fighting cabin fever is to get outside and exercise. Walking and running are workouts that almost everyone can do, at any time, and in any place, and most people already have all the equipment they need: a good pair of shoes. Walk around your neighborhood, a nearby park, a hiking trail, a running track at the local school or even walk to the store instead of driving.

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Zero-Cost Home Workout Ideas

PART OF OUR HOME EXERCISE SERIES Our routines center us. One of the best routines, exercise, also has the amazing benefit of reducing the risk of breast cancer by fighting obesity and keeping down our stress and estrogen levels. If you’re used to visiting your gym or cycle studio after work everyday, you’re bound to [...]

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4 Options For Online Workouts

PART OF OUR HOME EXERCISE SERIES With gyms, fitness centers, schools, and workplaces shut down amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, many of us are getting stir-crazy. While we at The Maurer Foundation know about the breast cancer risk reduction benefits of exercise—we speak frequently about it in our breast health programs—it can be hard to focus [...]

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Important Maurer Foundation Announcements Regarding COVID‑19

The COVID-19 coronavirus has taken our communities, families, and peace of mind by storm in the last few weeks. The mission of The Maurer Foundation is to save lives, so we are taking this development seriously and will be doing our part to limit the spread of the virus and keep our friends, family, and [...]

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Breast Health Then & Now

To celebrate our upcoming 25 Year Anniversary, let’s look at how breast health In the United States has changed since our founding In 1995.

Executive Director Susan Samaroo A Guest On Hofstra University’s WRHU FM 88.7

We are honored to have our very own Susan Samaroo, Executive Director of The Maurer Foundation, be welcomed last week as a guest on the Hofstra Morning Wake Up Call, Hofstra University’s daily two-hour student-run talk show. Since our breast health programs reach out to high school and college students, we couldn’t be more excited [...]

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Sports Cars Raise $1600 For Breast Health Education

We are deeply indebted to Aston Martin Long Island and special guest Laura Schwab, President of Aston Martin The Americas, for hosting this fabulous Cars & Coffee fundraiser in our honor in July. The event kicked off at the Long Island Sports Cars showroom in Roslyn, where we admired and mingled amongst their sleek fleet [...]

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The Maurer Foundation Welcomes New Board Member Greg Schaefer

The staff and Board of Directors of The Maurer Foundation are honored to present the latest member of our Board, Greg Schaefer, Chief Executive Officer and owner of Better Home Health Care Agency, Inc. Greg is a visionary whose leadership and dedication have supported over thousands of recipients of quality health care as well as [...]