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Pink Bowl 2019 raises over $14,000 for breast health education

Melville, NY, February 11, 2019: Over 100 bowlers came out to support The Maurer Foundation’s 10th Annual Pink Bowl event, raising over $14,000 for breast health education. The event was held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Bowlmor Lanes in Melville. For the fifth year in a row, the Pink Bowl was sponsored by Sperry Associates Federal Credit Union [...]

Join Us May 16th For Our Annual Golf Classic

Enjoy a beautiful day of spring golf, raffles, golf contests and awards, a silent auction, plus our Golf Clinic, back by popular demand! Breakfast, lunch and reception included for all golfers. Golf Clinic tickets include reception and golf instruction from a club pro at the putting green and driving range. Reception-only tickets can be purchased [...]

Plainedge High School’s Inaugural Class of Peer Educators

In November 2018,  Plainedge High School hosted our Peer Education training program for the first time.  This program had truly come full circle for Lorraine Amato, a former Maurer Foundation Program Manager who initially drafted the program 12 years ago.  Lorraine, who volunteers her time on the Foundation’s Educational Advisory Council, invited us into her [...]

We Care Awards Maurer A Generous Grant

Once again, we offer our sincerest thanks to the Nassau County Bar Association who has generously awarded The Maurer Foundation a $2,000 grant through their We Care Fund.  The goal of the We Care Fund is to improve the quality of life for children in need throughout Nassau County and The Maurer Foundation is so [...]

How To Talk To Your Family About Genetic Testing For BRCA & Breast Cancer

With the holidays right around the corner, now is an opportune time to talk to far-flung relatives about breast cancer, other hereditary cancers, BRCA and any genetic testing your relatives may have received. Between a difficult diagnoses and the public nature of a holiday dinner, though, the topic can be tough to bring up, especially [...]

Meet our Newest Certified Breast Health Educator from California

 A story we have heard so many times- a young woman finding a breast lump just months after having her mammogram.  At the age of 41, Jennifer James discovered a golf ball-sized lump on the side of her chest.   She immediately got it checked by her physician, who sent her for testing which revealed a [...]

IRA Tips For End of Year Tax Planning: The Qualified Charitable Distribution

If one of your resolutions or tax planning strategies is to give more to charity, you may want to consider a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). The QCD IRA charitable rollover is now permanently written into our tax code and may be made from either a Roth or a traditional IRA account. The Main Benefits Of [...]

Q&A: Why Intern At The Maurer Foundation?

Our breast health programs are presented mainly at high schools and colleges, so it’s important for us to get young people involved at the ground level of our non-profit. Our interns offer incredible insight, out-of-the-box thinking, and energy that we love! Here’s an interview with one of our recent interns, Hofstra University graduate Margaret (Gosia) [...]

Partners Across Long Island Help Us to Spread Breast Health Awareness!

Our incredible partners helped us make October extra special when they hosted a wide range of events across Long Island to raise funds to support the Maurer Foundation’s breast health education programs. In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dan and the adorable puppies at Dan’s Dog Walking & Pet Sitting in Port Washington hosted their fifth [...]

Soy and Breast Cancer: What is the Connection?

Whole food dietary soy sources such as tofu, edamame, tempeh, soy nuts, and soymilk are darlings of the plant-based, vegetarian and vegan food movements and have been staples of Asian cuisine for centuries. But not too long ago, breast cancer researchers were concerned about soy’s ability to mimic estrogen in the body, possibly increasing breast [...]