Susan Simon

What drew Susan to the Maurer Foundation was her mother, who is a 13-year breast cancer survivor. Susan uses her background in public speaking and advertising to educate people of all ages about early detection of breast cancer, and because of her mother, this is a very personal issue for her. Before joining the Maurer Foundation, Susan worked in advertising at Foote, Cone and Belding and was a public speaker and educator for Wood Tobe Coburn College in Manhattan, NY. When she’s not educating, she loves to Samba and Jazz dance, and travel with her husband.

Eastern Suffolk Boces Raises Money for The Maurer Foundation

Happy New Year everyone!  I wanted to share a great story from one of the events we attended in support of some amazing students who raised money for The Maurer Foundation’s cause.  Eastern Suffolk BOCES recently had a Student Council Induction Ceremony at Patchogue Medford High School.  Judge Patricia K. Romeo resided over the event. [...]

Students at the School For Human Rights Raise Money For Breast Cancer Awareness

  The support we’ve been getting from schools all over New York has really been amazing!  In October, students in health teacher Steven Cavalli’s classes at the School for Human Rights in Brooklyn, NY, organized a walk to raise money for The Maurer Foundation.  The students walked on their high school track and invited some staff [...]

Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness

The following is an excerpt from one our new volunteer’s blogs, Jane Gewant.   She is a breast cancer survivor and we’re very happy to have her support! When I think of the color pink I think of my bedroom growing up in Riverdale, cotton candy, the pink panther and breast cancer. This October I had [...]


  Nassau County is making great strides in breast cancer prevention.  The first ever 3D mobile breast cancer clinic was revealed at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, NY on October 3rd. Nassau County Presiding Officer Norma L. Gonzalves, Nassau County Medical Center President and CEO, Dr. Victor F. Politi and cancer survivor and [...]

The 1st Annual Long Island Wellness Challenge

June 22, 2010 marked the Kick-off Event for the 1st Annual Long Island Wellness  Challenge, presented by Action Long Island and the American Heart Association.  The event was held at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. The Long Island Wellness Challenge will encourage people to focus on being healthier and fit by participating in [...]

7th Annual Health and Fitness Fair

Saturday, May 15th was the 7th Annual Health and Fitness Fair, run by Senator Carl L. Marcellino and the Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce.  It was a perfect day for the Fair that had health and fitness demonstrations, live entertainment, health screenings, rock climbing and many other fun filled activities! The Maurer Foundation had a [...]

Corporate Wellness

We have been very busy spreading the word about our Corporate Wellness Program.  As we network, more and more executives are realizing the important part that wellness and healthy lifestyle choices makes in lowering your risk of breast cancer.  Our 45 minute program has been well received at companies like Capital One and Boehringer Ingelheim. [...]


For the past few months, our program staff has been busy networking with corporations throughout Long Island and New York City.  Last month we went to an American Business Associates (ABA) event at the Venetian Yacht Club in  Babylon, NY.  It was a fabulous event and we were able to connect with executives from companies [...]

Reaching People Through Our Breast Health Programs

During our breast health seminars, people sometimes confide in us about their personal stories, mostly related to breast cancer, and sometimes not. All these people’s stories make us feel we are really reaching people with our message.

Diversity in Education, and the importance of Mammography, CBE and BSE

Being able to educate people of all ages and ethnicities about breast health is very rewarding. This week, I went from presenting to ten 40-50 year old Caucasian and African American women at YWCA of NYC, to one hundred Asian high school students at Lower East Side Prep High School. People of all ages and [...]