Sara Gates


As a freelance writer and health-and-wellness geek, blogging for The Maurer Foundation is a natural fit for Sara. Her background in psychology and writing leaves her equally obsessed with both following the latest studies and translating their findings so they might actually help people better their daily lives. Her other areas of interest include food, hiking, her golden retriever, and really good television.

LI2Day Walk Donates $17,500 to Maurer Foundation

At a recent luncheon, Long Island breast cancer non-profit The Maurer Foundation was awarded ,500 in proceeds from the 12th annual LI2Day Walk. The funds will help support the Maurer Foundation’s mission of educating young Long Island women and men on the importance of breast cancer prevention and early detection. More than $400,000 was raised [...]

Digital Tomosynthesis: A New Kind of Mammography

What is Digital Tomosynthesis? Digital tomosynthesis is one of the newer methods of breast imaging used for breast cancer screening. This technology, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis, is essentially a three-dimensional kind of digital mammography. What is a Mammogram? In a traditional mammogram, a low-dose x-ray is used to produce an image of compressed breast [...]

The Maurer Foundation Helps Women Plan for the Future at Long Island Career Fair

The Maurer Foundation always welcomes the opportunity to educate young women in our local communities on how they can play an active role in their own breast health — and on January 29th, we had a chance to do just that! The Maurer Foundation was welcomed as a special presenter at the Long Island Beauty School [...]

Support Long Island Breast Health at the Triumph Valentine’s Shopping Fundraiser

Help support The Maurer Foundation at a special Valentine’s Day shopping event at Triumph Lingerie on Saturday, February 8th. The early afternoon fundraiser will be held 11 am-2 pm at the Triumph Lingerie store at Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, NY. Evening shoppers can join us 4-7pm at Triumph Lingerie in The Walt Whitman [...]

Early College High School Students Sell Breast Cancer Pins For The Maurer Foundation

On October 29th, Early College High School students sold breast cancer pins and raised over $200 to support our breast health education programs.

November is National Diabetes Month

We at The Maurer Foundation are deeply concerned about the rising rates of diabetes across America, and the apparent links between diabetes and breast cancer.

Schreiber High School Celebrates Pink Day With The Maurer Foundation

On October 18th, students at Paul D. Schreiber High School in Port Washington, NY celebrated their annual “Pink Day,” raising funds for The Maurer Foundation.

Brighton’s Power of Pink Bracelet to Benefit The Maurer Foundation

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, throughout October, The Maurer Foundation will receive a portion of sales of Brighton Collectible’s new 2013 Power of Pink bracelet.

The Maurer Foundation Supports National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

As educators who regularly present breast health programs to teenagers and young women, National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is of the utmost importance to us.

Breast Density & Your Breast Cancer Risk

Research shows that breast cancer is up to four to five times more likely to occur in a woman with very dense breasts than one without.