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Family Legacies: Hereditary Breast Cancer in Hispanic Women

Knowledge about family history of breast, ovarian and other cancers can help individuals be proactive, prevent cancer, and increase early detection screening, when treatment is minimal.     Cancer is usually not an inherited condition. However, approximately 10% of all cancer is hereditary, meaning it is due to a genetic mutation passed down from one’s mother or [...]

PenFed Credit Union Awards The Maurer Foundation A $25,000 Grant

We are elated to announce that PenFed Credit Union has chosen The Maurer Foundation as the recipient of a $25,000 grant!   As we continue to grow the number of communities and schools we serve across Long Island and the New York City area, through both in-person and virtual learning, our partnerships with companies like PenFed help [...]

Our Generous Supporters Shop for a Cause

Taking an active role in the community has been an integral part of the Castagna Realty Retail Group’s mission. Since 1996, their Champions for Charity shopping event has donated 25% of full-price, pre-tax purchases at participating stores to the not-for-profit organization of the shopper’s choice. The Maurer Foundation has been fortunate to benefit from the [...]

Covid-19 Still Affecting Breast Cancer Screenings

Breast screening remains as crucial as ever, as we begin to see the impact of delayed screening due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many breast specialists are sharing examples of patients with more advanced-stage cancer diagnoses due to these mammography delays.  In the United States during 2021, there will be an estimated 281,550 new cases of [...]

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.