Donna Pacheco

Donna joined The Maurer Foundation after working in the not-for-profit world for almost 10 years. She is extremely proud of the work the Maurer Foundation is doing and strongly believes in the mission to save lives through early detection. In her free time she enjoys going to the movies, eating out and spending time with her family and friends.

Please Wear Your Sunscreen

Yesterday was the official start to summer. Please remember to wear your sunscreen. Below is a list of the best sunscreens listed in a recent internet article on About.com. Things to look for that would indicate that you are buying one of the ‘best sunscreens,’ include that it:  provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. has [...]

Study Suggests Adding Spices to Meat Cuts Cancer Risk

As Memorial Day weekend approaches us here are a few safe grilling tips from AOL health.  

Recipes from the Anti Cancer Cookbook

Click on the link below for anti-cancer receipes from  Dr. Oz’s website. These delicious recipes are packed full of the best secret-weapon ingredients to prevent cancer. http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/anti-cancer-cookbook

Flamingo Bowl’s Sweet Success!!

The Maurer Foundation’s March 14th Flamingo Bowl event raised close to $20,000 to benefit breast health education.   The first time Sunday afternoon event held at 300 Long Island was well received by 91 amateur kingpins. Happily all the participants enjoyed two games of bowling and many laughs. The overall consensus from the majority was they forgot how [...]

22 Ridiculous Health Rumors

In a recent article in Prevention Magazine, there is an interesting article that tries to separate a few facts from fiction……….. Between e-mail forwards, the Internet, and misinformed friends and relatives, it’s become harder than ever to separate health fact from fiction. Whatever their origin, misleading health “hearsays” can cause unnecessary anxiety and distract you from [...]

My Left Breast Put Fancy TSA Scanner to the Test

Click on the link below…this is an article that was on AOL the other day. http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/02/06/my-left-breast-put-fancy-tsa-scanner-to-the-test/?icid=main|main|dl3|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.politicsdaily.com%2F2010%2F02%2F06%2Fmy-left-breast-put-fancy-tsa-scanner-to-the-test%2F

5 cancer pains

Pain is the body’s warning system that alerts us that something is not right. On Dr. Oz’s show he talks about the 5 pains that could suggest a serious illness is underway. http://www.doctoroz.com/   Donna

Men and Breast Cancer

Recently Dr. Oz did a show about shocking diseases men get. One of the topics he spoke about was breast cancer in men. Breast cancer occurs in women because they have breast tissue. But men have breast tissue too, just much less of it. While less than 1% of breast cancers occur in men, the incidence [...]

Happy New Year

A New Years toast to love and laughter and happily ever after. Health to you, wealth to you, and the best that life can give to you.  Raise your glass to The Maurer Foundation, make your final 2009 tax deductible donation, and toast to a cause that saves lives.     Click here to make [...]

The Anti-Cancer Diet As Seen On Dr. Oz.

Recently Dr. Oz did a show on foods that will help you reduce your risk of cancer. By making smart decisions every time you visit the grocery store, you can greatly reduce your risk of hormone dependant cancers like breast, ovary, uterus and prostate. This simple daily diet contains foods rich in antioxidants, fiber and [...]