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Supporters Lace Up for Breast Health Education!

Friends and family laced up their sneakers and enjoyed a beautiful fall day for our 2nd Annual Pink Ribbon Run/Walk, which took place Oct. 16 – Oct. 31.  Participants chose from their favorite event – 5K, ¼ Mile, Name Your Distance or Take Your Dog for a Walk, raising over $5,000 in support of our [...]

Host a Fundraiser

2021 Third Party Event Fundraisers We are proud to recognize our partners who raised funds on our behalf by holding innovative community fundraisers. For ideas on how you can host your own fundraiser download our Third Party Event Toolkit. Janet Pescatore, breast health advocate, participated in Pledge the Pink, a 3 day, 30 mile walk in [...]

There is Strength in Sisterhood

The Maurer Foundation has been in full swing, presenting our educational programs throughout breast cancer awareness month. Over the past few weeks, we have had the honor of working with three amazing sororities – Zeta Tau Alpha, Sigma Delta Tau, & Delta Phi Epsilon. These sororities were focused on raising awareness of breast cancer by [...]

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Anti-Cancer Food Spotlight: Pumpkin

Learn how eating pumpkins can reduce your risk of breast cancer, how to cook pumpkin, and great cancer-fighting pumpkin recipes.

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Making Medical Decisions After Breast Cancer Diagnosis: You’re not Alone

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United States. American Cancer Society estimates that 281,550 women with be newly diagnosed with breast cancer in 2021. These women will face the difficult phase of receiving the diagnosis after biopsy, followed by the bewildering process of understanding the diagnosis and various treatment [...]

Bilingual Program Educator

The Outside Program Educator is responsible for facilitating the Maurer Foundation’s Breast Health Education program to audiences ranging from high school/college students to community/corporate groups.

New Breast Self-Exam Flier in Greek

Our handy illustrated breast self-exam instructions are one of our most popular pieces of literature. A Greek version is now available to print and download, along with our versions in English, Arabic, Mandarin, French Creole, Polish, Hebrew and Spanish.

Delayed Breast Reconstruction…It’s Never Too Late!

A patient facing the diagnosis of breast cancer is devastated.  Their life suddenly is turned on end.  So much to consider. Scary decisions. Scarier thoughts: “Will I survive to see my son’s wedding?” And then the decision as to what procedure to select after being given a mountain of usually incomprehensible  data. Often a patient [...]

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Sharp Declines in Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

Prolonged delays in cancer screening due to the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to increase existing health disparities The total number of cancer screening tests received by women through CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (Early Detection Program) declined by 87% for breast cancer and 84% for cervical cancer during April 2020 as compared [...]

A Return to Normal

This past week we were able to do something we had not done since March 2020 – provide in-person training. Monique Higgins, founder of the nonprofit Lovely Empowerment Network Systems located in New Jersey, traveled to our Melville office to participate in the Foundation’s training and certification process.  Monique’s goal is to provide breast health [...]