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Support The Maurer Foundation With Holiday Shopping at Americana Manhasset & Wheatley Plaza

Join us in celebrating Champions For Charity Thursday, Nov. 29–Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. 25% Of Your designated purchases will be donated to the participating organization of your choice! Help support our organization by doing your holiday shopping at participating Americana Manhasset and select Wheatley Plaza stores on Thursday, November 29 to Sunday, December 2 during [...]

Bikers Raise Awareness To Fight Breast Cancer: The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education Fifth Annual Motorcycle Ride

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BABYLON, NY— The Maurer Foundation hosted their fifth Annual Motorcycle Ride on Long Island on Saturday, September 29th. More than 70 bikes revved up at the Oak Beach Inn (OBI) and enjoyed a scenic ride to The Maples in Manorville, NY. This year’s event drew more bikers than ever before, raising over [...]

2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Month Fundraisers

Photos from our 2017 October fundraising events. Here’s just a few of the fun and unique fundraisers that are planned for this October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Looking for some great ideas for your own breast cancer fundraiser? How about a pink and and white cookie fundraiser? Or, check out last year’s fundraisers or contact [...]

How Do Breast Cancer Vaccines & Immunotherapy Treatments Work?

At our hospital, we get a lot of questions about immunotherapy treatments for breast cancer. Immunotherapy is one of latest, most promising lines of research in breast cancer, part of a growing breed of biologic therapies. Immunotherapy is often mentioned in the same context as the coveted “breast cancer vaccine.” Although immunotherapy and cancer vaccines are still in the research phase, many believe immunotherapy alone, or [...]

Intensive Training for Nurses Staffing the Newest Mobile Scan Van on Long Island

Breast cancer is the one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers and the second leading cause of cancer death among women living in the United States. Mammograms can detect cancer at early stages, when it is often the most treatable. However, many women are unable to benefit from this method of early detection due to [...]

Cocktails For A Cause Oct. 23

Join the Maurer Foundation Young Professionals Committee on Tuesday, October 23th for Cocktails for a Cause during breast cancer awareness month! This fun evening will be held 6–8pm at Havana Central Restaurant, located at 630 Old Country Road in Garden City at the Roosevelt Field Mall. Please register by October 18th using the form below to reserve your spot. [...]

The Maurer Foundation For Breast Health Education Awarded a Grant of $20,000, Thanks to Senator Carl L. Marcellino

For Immediate Release Melville, NY, August 2018 – The Maurer Foundation, a non-profit organization, recently received a legislative grant of $20,000 in support of their mission to save lives. Senator Carl L. Marcellino of the 5th District was instrumental in helping to secure this grant. The funds will be used to maintain and expand The [...]

Subpectoral vs. Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Implant-based breast reconstruction remains the most common form of mastectomy reconstruction after breast cancer. Breast implant surgery represents approximately two-thirds of all breast reconstructions. The remaining reconstructions are autologous or “flap” reconstruction, which uses tissue from your own body to reconstruct the breast. Subpectoral Breast Implant Surgery While new technology allows some women to receive [...]

Does Breastfeeding Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

Research indicates that moms who breastfeed their babies for at least one year lower their risk of developing breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.   Nursing moms do not necessarily need to nurse a child for 12 consecutive months to benefit; a combined duration of at least a year for all of her children [...]

At-Home DNA Kit is Approved To Test Breast Cancer Risk and BRCA Gene Mutations

In March 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first direct-to-consumer genetic test that could identify an increased breast cancer risk. This kit, offered by 23andMe, is administered without a physician’s prescription. How Does 23andMe Test For The BRCA Gene? With 23andMe, consumers mail their saliva sample for laboratory analysis, and their reports [...]