Jacobson Family Foundation Awards The Maurer Foundation Grant

Mineola, NY, January 4, 2008 – The Jacobson Family Foundation has awarded The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education a grant toward general support of its breast health education programs.

“We are most grateful to The Jacobson Family Foundation for their support,” noted Raquel Singh, Interim Co-Executive Director of The Maurer Foundation. “They have ensured that our programs will continue to educate a growing number of people about their breast health.”

The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that teaches breast cancer risk reduction concepts and early detection to a pluralistically diverse audience of adolescents and adults.  The organization’s teaching method combines prevention education with training in The MammaCare® System (the most accurate tactical method of breast self-examination).  Programs are offered in the classroom, in the workplace and in public forums.  Critical breast health issues facing youth are addressed through after-school and secondary school initiatives; options for the workplace consist of corporate and community breast health presentations; lectures featuring guest speakers are scheduled throughout the year in leading venues open to the general public.  In addition to direct service outreach, The Maurer Foundation trains and certifies breast health educators through an online “train-the-trainer” curriculum.  Electronic alerts and print newsletters as well as a fully-stocked resource library complement training and field work.

Since being founded in 1995 by Long Island breast surgeon Dr. Virginia E. Maurer, the Foundation has taught preventative lifestyle education to thousands of individuals.  It has raised the level of breast health literacy in underserved communities and continues to draw praise from a vast pool of program alumni.

For more information on The Maurer Foundation and the High School Breast Health Program, please visit www.maurerfoundation.org or call 1-800-853-LEARN.