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Every Challenge is an Opportunity

As we approach the end of 2020, we realize that with every challenge there is an opportunity. Hear from our Executive Director to learn more.

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

I love the holidays! There has always been joy and sparkle in the air and there is nothing better than celebrating with family and friends. And during this time of COVID-19 we are finding ways to be together. With friends and family “pods”, and groups on Zoom, we are still keeping in touch and keeping [...]

BRCA Gene Testing: What African American Women Need To Know

What are BRCA1 & BRCA2 Genes? While every woman has about a 12% risk to develop breast cancer, the risk is higher when a woman has a variation in a certain gene. In the mid 1990’s, researchers found that mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes increase a woman’s, and sometimes a man’s, risk of [...]

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Maurer Foundation Launches its New Learning Management System

The Maurer Foundation is proud to announce the launch of its own learning management system, which introduces our first asynchronous breast health training program.

Community Partners Raise Funds and Awareness for Breast Health Education in October 2020

In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are proud to recognize our partners who raised funds on our behalf by holding innovative community fundraisers. Putting their Halloween magic to work, a group of fifth-graders from East Meadow dressed up as OPI nail polish and collected donations for our breast health programs and 3 other health-related [...]

New Breast Self-Exam Flier in Arabic

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

Inaugural Pink Ribbon Run/Walk Raises Over $8,000

Our Inaugural Pink Ribbon Run/Walk took place October 11th – 25th, bringing together almost 120 supporters nationwide and raising over $8,000 for breast health education. Participants were able to choose from 5 different events – 5K, ¼ Mile, Name Your Distance, Take Your Dog for a Walk or You Asked, We Answered (where you select [...]

Breast-Self Exam Instructions Now Available In Polish

Along with English, Spanish, French Creole, Mandarin, and Hebrew our popular “How To Do a Breast Self-Exam (BSE)” flier is now available in Polish.

2020 Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events

Photos from our 2019 October fundraising events. Below are just a few of the fun and unique fundraisers that are planned for this October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Looking for some great ideas for your own breast cancer fundraiser? Check out last year’s fundraisers or contact us today to brainstorm. If you’re ready to get [...]

Taking our Certification Program to the Virtual World

A screenshot of our latest certified educator Maureen Barillaro. These unprecedented times call for unprecedented solutions! The Maurer Foundation has certified our newest breast health educator, Maureen Barillaro from Massachusetts, all while in the safety of her home, via Zoom. Maureen has been connecting with many women while building her business, I Love My Nighty, and [...]