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 Spanish, received a dramatic overhaul this year. This new version better reflects food trends in Latino communities, and dispels breast cancer myths passed from generation to generation. Our community resource guide is now being disseminated at all of our educational programs in both English and Spanish. This guide highlights where to find free mammograms and other breast cancer treatment or support services in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The Maurer Foundation translated our breast self-exam handout into Creole and Mandarin this year, to further expand our impact in other immigrant communities on Long Island.
Through our breast health presentations, we educated thousands of young women and men living in underserved communities on the importance of all methods of early detection, what steps they can take to reduce their risk of breast cancer and how to become an advocate for their own health. Thank you to Pink Aid, and its supporters, for helping us make a difference in the lives of so many, throughout the past four years!