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Executive Director Susan Samaroo A Guest On Hofstra University’s WRHU FM 88.7

We are honored to have our very own Susan Samaroo, Executive Director of The Maurer Foundation, be welcomed last week as a guest on the Hofstra Morning Wake Up Call, Hofstra University’s daily two-hour student-run talk show. Since our breast health programs reach out to high school and college students, we couldn’t be more excited [...]

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Should I Get A Mammogram Every Two Years Instead of Annually?

Mammograms are a crucial element of early detection of breast cancer, but how frequently women should be getting them has become controversial in the past few years. Biennially or Annually? Early breast cancer screening utilizing mammography has been one of the major factors behind the significant decrease in breast cancer mortality since the 1990s. As [...]

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Sports Cars Raise $1600 For Breast Health Education

We are deeply indebted to Aston Martin Long Island and special guest Laura Schwab, President of Aston Martin The Americas, for hosting this fabulous Cars & Coffee fundraiser in our honor in July. The event kicked off at the Long Island Sports Cars showroom in Roslyn, where we admired and mingled amongst their sleek fleet [...]

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The Maurer Foundation Welcomes New Board Member Greg Schaefer

The staff and Board of Directors of The Maurer Foundation are honored to present the latest member of our Board, Greg Schaefer, Chief Executive Officer and owner of Better Home Health Care Agency, Inc. Greg is a visionary whose leadership and dedication have supported over thousands of recipients of quality health care as well as [...]

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2019 Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events

Photos from our 2018 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? Check out last year’s fundraisers or contact us today to brainstorm. If you’re ready to get started, [...]

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Cocktails For A Cause Oct. 22nd

DOWNLOAD THE PDF Join the Maurer Foundation Young Professionals Committee on Tuesday, October 22nd 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 pre-register by October 18th using the form below to [...]

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Alcohol and Breast Cancer: What is Their Current Relationship Status?

Drinking red wine is often touted as beneficial to your health, so it makes sense why people might be confused about alcohol’s relationship to breast cancer. Alcohol, as a substance, is quite a chameleon. By definition, alcohol is “a colorless volatile flammable liquid that is produced by the natural fermentation of sugars and is the intoxicating constituent of wine, beer, [...]

Bikers Raise Almost $10,000 in Support of The Maurer Foundation

The Maurer Foundation hosted their Sixth Annual Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, September 14th. It was picture perfect weather for a ride and everyone joined together in support of The Maurer Foundation’s breast health education programs. Almost 80 bikers revved up at the parking lot of the Oak Beach Inn, and led by the motorcycle club [...]

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Why Do Ashkenazi Jews Have a Higher Risk of Breast Cancer?

Photo courtesy of Caroline Davis2010 via Flickr. Along with other controllable and uncontrollable risk factors, genetics can play a crucial role in determining breast cancer risk levels. When we talk about genetics in our breast health programs, people often ask if there are specific groups more prone to breast cancer. The answer is yes. Jewish [...]

5 Healthy Habits For Back-to-School

Prepping your meals ahead of time and making a bagged lunch every day are healthy habits that help improve breast health. As we know from our high school breast health programs, back-to-school time can be a stressful time for parents, teachers, and students. The good news is that it can also be a great opportunity [...]