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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 [...]

Breast Self-Exam Flyers Now Available in Spanish, Mandarin & French Creole

Doing a regular breast self-exam is one of the most important (and easiest!) ways to detect breast cancer early. And now it’s even easier, with our popular breast self-exam flyer translated into Spanish, Mandarin and French Creole. View these handy flyers online or download them and print them out for yourself or give to friends [...]

A Successful 15th Anniversary for LI2Day!

The Maurer Foundation proudly put one foot in front of the other joining LI2Day to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer on June 9, 2018. Celebrating the 15th year of the movement, LI2Day’s mission of raising money that stays on Long Island drew hundreds of walkers, volunteers, supporters, and breast cancer survivors for a [...]

Our Latest Newsletter is Hot Off the Presses!

Our latest newsletter is chock-full of golf photos and the latest in breast health news. Read it online now!

Almost A Quarter Million Dollars Raised For Breast Health Education at the 23rd Annual Golf Classic!

Despite the rain, The Maurer Foundation’s 23rd Annual Golf Classic on May 31, 2018, hosted over 200 golfers, raising almost a quarter million dollars in support of our mission of breast health education. Due to popularity, this year’s event was expanded, allowing participants the option of golfing at two premier clubs-Tam O’Shanter Country Club in [...]

The Sugar and Breast Cancer Link: Does Sugar Really Feed Cancer?

The intersection shared by obesity, cardiovascular disease, and breast cancer is fascinating and noteworthy. Are these potentially pieces of the same puzzle? Where we were previously inclined to view cardiovascular disease and cancer as separate entities, current interpretation is changing as connections are being revealed. What are the common threads between these conditions, and more importantly, [...]

Vegan Black Bean Soup

What would you say if we told you there was a plant-based whole food that was delicious, satisfying, filled with fiber and protein, low in fat, and cheap to boot? You’d probably say there was no such thing. May we present the humble bean. Beans (also called legumes if we’re being fancy) are a breast health [...]