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How Does Sex Reassignment Surgery Affect Breast Cancer Risk Factors?

Pink ribbon photo courtesy of Marco Verch. Transgender symbol courtesy of Wikimedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license. Breast cancer risk factors are heavily influenced by sex assigned at birth and hormone levels. So it’s no wonder that one of the top questions we get in our breast health programs is, what [...]

Meeting the Increasing Demand for Certified Breast Health Educators

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 [...]

Breast-Self Exam Instructions Now Available in Hebrew

Along with English, Spanish, French Creole and Mandarin, our popular “How To Do a Breast Self-Exam (BSE)” flier is now available in Hebrew.

Maurer Foundation Expands Programming in High Needs Communities through Pink Aid’s Support

Since 2015, Pink Aid has provided funding for the Maurer Foundation’s breast health programs in the communities on Long Island with the highest needs. This year, they have generously increased their support through a $22,000 grant which specifically targets socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals and recent immigrants, many of whom are Spanish-speaking. Our educational handout printed in [...]

Is “Sitting” Really “The New Smoking”?

“Sitting is the new smoking”. You have probably read this featured catchphrase in newspapers, magazines or news websites. Since 2010, media publicities comparing excessive sitting with smoking have increasingly been gaining public interest. An analysis looking at news articles found almost 300 publications reported on the topic.  But behind the increasing media attention, conflicting news headlines [...]

Pink Bowl 2019 raises over $14,000 for breast health education

Melville, NY, February 11, 2019: Over 100 bowlers came out to support The Maurer Foundation’s 10th Annual Pink Bowl event, raising over $14,000 for breast health education. The event was held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Bowlmor Lanes in Melville. For the fifth year in a row, the Pink Bowl was sponsored by Sperry Associates Federal Credit Union [...]

Join Us May 16th For Our Annual Golf Classic

Enjoy a beautiful day of spring golf, raffles, golf contests and awards, a silent auction, plus our Golf Clinic, back by popular demand! Breakfast, lunch and reception included for all golfers. Golf Clinic tickets include reception and golf instruction from a club pro at the putting green and driving range. Reception-only tickets can be purchased [...]

Plainedge High School’s Inaugural Class of Peer Educators

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 [...]

We Care Awards Maurer A Generous Grant

Once again, we offer our sincerest thanks to the Nassau County Bar Association who has generously awarded The Maurer Foundation a $2,000 grant through their We Care Fund.  The goal of the We Care Fund is to improve the quality of life for children in need throughout Nassau County and The Maurer Foundation is so [...]

How To Talk To Your Family About Genetic Testing For BRCA & Breast Cancer

With the holidays right around the corner, now is an opportune time to talk to far-flung relatives about breast cancer, other hereditary cancers, BRCA and any genetic testing your relatives may have received. Between a difficult diagnoses and the public nature of a holiday dinner, though, the topic can be tough to bring up, especially [...]