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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 [...]

Meet our Newest Certified Breast Health Educator from California

 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 [...]

IRA Tips For End of Year Tax Planning: The Qualified Charitable Distribution

If one of your resolutions or tax planning strategies is to give more to charity, you may want to consider a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). The QCD IRA charitable rollover is now permanently written into our tax code and may be made from either a Roth or a traditional IRA account. The Main Benefits Of [...]

Q&A: Why Intern At The Maurer Foundation?

Our breast health programs are presented mainly at high schools and colleges, so it’s important for us to get young people involved at the ground level of our non-profit. Our interns offer incredible insight, out-of-the-box thinking, and energy that we love! Here’s an interview with one of our recent interns, Hofstra University graduate Margaret (Gosia) [...]

Soy and Breast Cancer: What is the Connection?

Whole food dietary soy sources such as tofu, edamame, tempeh, soy nuts, and soymilk are darlings of the plant-based, vegetarian and vegan food movements and have been staples of Asian cuisine for centuries. But not too long ago, breast cancer researchers were concerned about soy’s ability to mimic estrogen in the body, possibly increasing breast [...]

The Rallye Motor Company signs on to help support breast cancer education

To show their support during Breast Cancer Awareness month, Rallye Motor Company is making a donation to the Maurer Foundation for each vehicle sold or serviced at their dealerships up to $5,000! The dealership is decked out in pink to “rallye” for the cause.      

Support The Maurer Foundation With Holiday Shopping at Americana Manhasset & Wheatley Plaza

Join us in celebrating Champions For Charity Thursday, Nov. 29–Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. 25% Of Your designated purchases will be donated to the participating organization of your choice! Help support our organization by doing your holiday shopping at participating Americana Manhasset and select Wheatley Plaza stores on Thursday, November 29 to Sunday, December 2 during [...]

2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Month Fundraisers

Photos from our 2017 October fundraising events. Here’s just a few of the fun and unique fundraisers that are planned for this October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Looking for some great ideas for your own breast cancer fundraiser? How about a pink and and white cookie fundraiser? Or, check out last year’s fundraisers or contact [...]

Cocktails For A Cause Oct. 23

Join the Maurer Foundation Young Professionals Committee on Tuesday, October 23th for Cocktails for a Cause during breast cancer awareness month! This fun evening will be held 6–8pm at Havana Central Restaurant, located at 630 Old Country Road in Garden City at the Roosevelt Field Mall. Please register by October 18th using the form below to reserve your spot. [...]

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 [...]