Libby Zimmer

Libby’s knowledge of health care and development make her a unique leader in the field of philanthropy. She has held senior leadership positions with organizations such as the March of Dimes, St. Marys Foundation for Children, St. Marys Hospital for Children and Baylor University Medical Center Foundation. At the Maurer Foundation, Libby truly enjoys seeing the mission fulfilled by expanding the organization’s outreach through building meaningful long-term relationships and partnerships with those who care about breast health. When not being one with the pavement, Libby is currently training for a 100 mile bike ride to Montauk, Long Island.

Confusion about Cancer Screenings

A recent article by Gina Kolata in the New York Times has led to some confusion about the benefits of cancer screening, particularly in the case of screening for breast cancer. The American Cancer Society has recently stated in a journal article that the benefits of detecting many cancers (especially breast and prostate) have been [...]

Real Men (Apparently Can’t) Wear Pink

Recently, a Springfield Massachusetts man was penalized for wearing a pink tie to work to show support for breast cancer awareness. William Jones, 46, faced a one-day suspension for breaking the Springfield MA Transit District’s dress code. St. John’s Hospital and the American Cancer Society have been promoting the  “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign, encouraging [...]

Shop Pink! Shop For a Cause!

Hey there fashionistas! As you may already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and there are lots of great shops donating to the cause—that’s right, you can look fabulous AND contribute to a very worthy cause. Stores like shopbop.com and Bloomingdale’s have some great offers going on right now. Here are our picks for [...]

How DO We Save the Boobs?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there are lots of public service announcements and advertisements out, and some are very catchy and controversial. The advertisement below, titled “Save the Boobs” created by Canadian MTV host Aliya-Jasmine Sovani and sponsored by Rethink Breast Cancer caught my attention. For a public service announcement, it is pretty [...]

Philanthropy Makes Our Whole Community Stronger

At The Maurer Foundation, we are blessed to be part of a community of supporters and friends who are connected to many other wonderful organizations who enrich our lives and make Long Island a wonderful place to live.  This week a number of my board members and I were fortunate to attend a dinner for [...]

Welcome To Our Blog!

Hello Everyone! Welcome to The Maurer Foundation Blog! We are so grateful for your interest and support and welcome any questions or comments you may have.  The purpose of this blog is to provide women and men of all ages with up-to-date news and information about breast health and breast cancer. Dr. Maurer, professionals in [...]