Maurer Foundation Partners With CUNY To Raise Awareness About Breast Cancer

Mineola, New York, November 20, 2007—The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education hosted its dynamic Lecture Series – Breast Intentions: What You and Your Mother Should Know About Breast Cancer at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn. The Foundation’s Lecture Series takes place at universities and community centers throughout the New York metropolitan area and educates women and men about maintaining and improving their breast health as well as reducing their risk for developing breast cancer.

This year the Lecture was offered in conjunction with a newly established partnership with CUNY. Presenters included Danièle Doctorow, breast health advocate, Dr. Aletha Maybank, Director of the Office of Minority Health for Suffolk County, New York and May Vlachos, Certified Breast Health Educator for the Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education. Together the speakers delivered a dynamic lecture on current research in breast cancer risk reduction and early detection. They also discussed healthy living habits to help the audience empower themselves and the people in their communities for better health.  Ilya Novofastovsky, Community Liaison from Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz’s office presented the opening remarks.

The Maurer Foundation’s partnership with CUNY to raise awareness about breast cancer extends to 11 of their campuses thus far, with more to come. The goal is to educate women and men about prevention and early detection of breast cancer and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. According to Raquel Singh, Interim Co-Executive Director, women and men need to know what factors affect their breast health.  “The good news is that the risk for breast cancer can be controlled by changes in diet, physical activity and limiting your intake of alcohol and tobacco use.  We just need to get the word out,” she said.

For more information on The Maurer Foundation and to schedule a Free Breast Health Program, visit or call 800-853-LEARN.

About The Maurer Foundation

The Maurer Foundation’s mission is dedicated to educating women of all ages about prevention and early detection of breast cancer. Addressing men and women at schools, in community organizations, places of business and through the media, The Foundation’s up-to-date educational programs are aimed at dispelling myths and allaying fears about breast cancer while filling the knowledge gap that exists about maintaining breast health.