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.
Who says students can’t be teachers? At the Peer Education Program at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, NY, students are the only teachers. Peer Education Programs, a unique initiative of the Maurer Foundation, are student-run clubs, led by a school staff member that help students teach breast health education to their peers. The Foundation [...]
We have been very busy spreading the word about our Corporate Wellness Program. As we network, more and more executives are realizing the important part that wellness and healthy lifestyle choices makes in lowering your risk of breast cancer. Our 45 minute program has been well received at companies like Capital One and Boehringer Ingelheim. [...]
During our breast health seminars, people sometimes confide in us about their personal stories, mostly related to breast cancer, and sometimes not. All these people’s stories make us feel we are really reaching people with our message.
Being able to educate people of all ages and ethnicities about breast health is very rewarding. This week, I went from presenting to ten 40-50 year old Caucasian and African American women at YWCA of NYC, to one hundred Asian high school students at Lower East Side Prep High School. People of all ages and [...]
I had the opportunity to train about 45 students at Syosset High School to become Junior Breast Health Educators through the Maurer Foundation’s BBS (Being Breast Smart) program.
We are nearing the end of Breast Cancer Awareness month and we’ve been extremely busy! Besides a very successful fundraising event at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ on October 22nd, we’ve been doing tons of programs. I was looking for the Catholic Daughter of America on Monday night, and I stumbled into a Narcotics Anonymous meeting by [...]
As I mentioned earlier, The Maurer Foundation is unique in where we are solely dedicated to educating people of all ages about breast health. I’ve had the amazing opportunity to train a new set of Peer Educators this week at Syosset High School through Maurer’s BBS (Being Breast Smart) program that trains High School juniors [...]
September is turning out to be very busy in the program department, and we’re very excited about that! One of my favorite things about working at the Maurer Foundation is going out to educate people about early detection of breast cancer. I’ll be on Long Island at Jericho High School, Walt Whitman High School and [...]