News & Events

PenFed Credit Union Awards The Maurer Foundation A $25,000 Grant

We are elated to announce that PenFed Credit Union has chosen The Maurer Foundation as the recipient of a $25,000 grant!   As we continue to grow the number of communities and schools we serve across Long Island and the New York City area, through both in-person and virtual learning, our partnerships with companies like PenFed help [...]

Covid-19 Still Affecting Breast Cancer Screenings

Breast screening remains as crucial as ever, as we begin to see the impact of delayed screening due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many breast specialists are sharing examples of patients with more advanced-stage cancer diagnoses due to these mammography delays.  In the United States during 2021, there will be an estimated 281,550 new cases of [...]

Supporters Lace Up for Breast Health Education!

Friends and family laced up their sneakers and enjoyed a beautiful fall day for our 2nd Annual Pink Ribbon Run/Walk, which took place Oct. 16 – Oct. 31.  Participants chose from their favorite event – 5K, ¼ Mile, Name Your Distance or Take Your Dog for a Walk, raising over $5,000 in support of our [...]

Host a Fundraiser

2021 Third Party Event Fundraisers We are proud to recognize our partners who raised funds on our behalf by holding innovative community fundraisers. For ideas on how you can host your own fundraiser download our Third Party Event Toolkit. Janet Pescatore, breast health advocate, participated in Pledge the Pink, a 3 day, 30 mile walk in [...]

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Making Medical Decisions After Breast Cancer Diagnosis: You’re not Alone

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United States. American Cancer Society estimates that 281,550 women with be newly diagnosed with breast cancer in 2021. These women will face the difficult phase of receiving the diagnosis after biopsy, followed by the bewildering process of understanding the diagnosis and various treatment [...]

Pink Diamond Gala Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Photos From the 2021 Pink Diamond Gala Click here to view the entire event photo gallery There was excitement in the air and reason to celebrate as The Maurer Foundation kicked off breast cancer awareness month on October 1st, raising over a quarter of a million dollars! Over 250 guests enthusiastically joined in celebration as [...]

Delayed Breast Reconstruction…It’s Never Too Late!

A patient facing the diagnosis of breast cancer is devastated.  Their life suddenly is turned on end.  So much to consider. Scary decisions. Scarier thoughts: “Will I survive to see my son’s wedding?” And then the decision as to what procedure to select after being given a mountain of usually incomprehensible  data. Often a patient [...]

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Sharp Declines in Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

Prolonged delays in cancer screening due to the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to increase existing health disparities The total number of cancer screening tests received by women through CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (Early Detection Program) declined by 87% for breast cancer and 84% for cervical cancer during April 2020 as compared [...]

A Return to Normal

This past week we were able to do something we had not done since March 2020 – provide in-person training. Monique Higgins, founder of the nonprofit Lovely Empowerment Network Systems located in New Jersey, traveled to our Melville office to participate in the Foundation’s training and certification process.  Monique’s goal is to provide breast health [...]

Bikers Raise Almost $12,000
at the 7th Annual Motorcycle Ride

Click below to play the video from the 2021 Motorcycle Ride June 19th was a great day for breast health education as over 100 bikers and supporters revved up at Ocean Parkway, Babylon and made their way on a scenic ride out to The Maples in Manorville for lunch, raffles, and live music. “I am [...]