Our Partnership With Pink Aid

Breast Self-Exam Video Now Available in Haitian Creole

https://youtu.be/sJOFU7hNYo8 We are thrilled to announce that our breast self-exam guide is now available in Haitian Creole! The Long Island and NYC communities represent an ever-changing landscape of languages and cultures. Over the past several years we have observed a growing Haitian Creole-speaking population within our local communities. To help meet the health needs of [...]


Your Patient Navigator- A Personal Guide through the Healthcare System

What is a Patient Navigator? Patient navigators are nurse practitioners or registered nurses that provide guidance through the healthcare system and work to overcome obstacles like misinformation, fear and medical costs, that are in the way of people receiving the care and treatment they require. They have a multi-faceted role that is integral to the [...]

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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Guía de Recursos de Salud Seno

Nuestra guía completa de recursos para la salud de los senos ofrece una lista de servicios de apoyo disponibles para quienes han sido diagnosticados con cáncer de seno, así como información sobre exámenes de detección de cáncer de seno gratuitos o de bajo costo para quienes no tienen seguro médico. Pink Aid ha patrocinado generosamente [...]

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Breast Health Resource Guide

Our comprehensive resource guide offers a list of support services available for those diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as information about free or low-cost breast cancer screenings for those without health insurance.  Pink Aid has generously sponsored the creation of this guide. Esta guía también está disponible en español.

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New Study Shows Hair Dye & Hair Straightener Use Increases Breast Cancer Risk

With over one-third of adult women estimated to use hair dye in the U.S. (1), hair dye and breast cancer have been a topic of interest with researchers for some time. A study published in December in the International Journal of Cancer sheds some light on the controversial issue. In the paper, researchers examined women [...]

Pink Aid Helps to Expand Education to African American and Hispanic Communities

In March 2020, Pink Aid granted The Maurer Foundation $25,000 which has enabled us to launch our Women of Color Blog Series. This vital blog series focuses on breast health topics for black and brown women. Black women in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer and are 40% less [...]

Maurer Foundation Expands Programming in High Needs Communities through Pink Aid’s Support

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 [...]

Grant From Pink Aid Supports Outreach To Underserved Long Island Communities

As one of our most consistent and ardent supporters and funders Pink Aid has made it possible for us to reach the most vulnerable and underserved Long Island community members.  This year Pink Aid of Long Island has awarded The Maurer Foundation $18,000!  This grant will make it possible for us to do things like [...]

Pink Aid’s Generous Funding Helps to Extend our Reach to Vulnerable Communities

 For the third year in a row, the Maurer Foundation has been awarded funding by Pink Aid of Long Island.  Pink Aid’s grant will support the Foundation’s Bilingual Outreach Program, promoting breast health awareness to uninsured and lower socioeconomic populations across Long Island. The Maurer Foundation has been committed to sharing life-saving information about breast [...]