Our breast health programs are offered free to schools and community groups and on a donation-basis to businesses. Awareness is great, but action is better. We teach young people how to eat healthier, exercise, and perform breast self-exams. Our workshops educate our children, our coworkers and our neighbors throughout Long Island and the NY Metro area. Risk reduction is cumulative. By bringing our programs to high schools and colleges, we encourage the development of risk reducing and early detection habits early. Please help us plant the seed of knowledge and prevent breast cancer in our community.
The Maurer Foundation has been in full swing, presenting our educational programs throughout breast cancer awareness month. Over the past few weeks, we have had the honor of working with three amazing sororities – Zeta Tau Alpha, Sigma Delta Tau, & Delta Phi Epsilon. These sororities were focused on raising awareness of breast cancer by [...]
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 [...]
The Maurer Foundation is proud to announce the launch of its own learning management system, which introduces our first asynchronous breast health training program.
Tabeer Chaudary participating in the Breast Health Educator’s Training/Certification class As the newly hired Administrative Assistant for the Maurer Foundation, one of my responsibilities is to enhance our social media presence. In order to do that, it is very important to understand the goals and mission of the organization. What would be a better way [...]
Over the past few years, the Maurer Foundation has been fielding an increasing number of calls from across the United States to address the need for qualified breast health educators. Last year, we extended our reach across the pond, with our first international trainee. What we find especially satisfying are the longterm connections we maintain [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Maurer Foundation’s Breast Health Educator Training and Certification Program reached its newest milestone with the training of its first international participant. Kathryn Kemp-Griffin founded Pink Bra Bazaar, a breast health charitable organization in France, which also supports women with breast cancer. Kate spent two days with our Program Manager, further developing her message of [...]
The Maurer Foundation prides itself upon its ability to respond to the diverse needs of the communities we serve, which is why we have spent a great deal of time and effort developing and cultivating our Bilingual Breast Health Program. As Long Islanders, we know how important it is to grow with the expanding needs [...]
The Maurer Foundation was proud to partner with Massapequa Schools for several days of programs teaching their students about breast health education and the importance of early detection. The faculty, staff, and students of Massapequa welcomed The Maurer Foundation with enthusiasm. The students, in particular, participated in our programs asking thoughtful, insightful questions and displayed [...]