The Maurer Foundation Raises Awareness & Funds at Sachem’s Think Pink & Heritage Days

North Sachem’s Erin McNulty pays tribute to her aunt, who was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. Credit: Michael C. Savino,

The girls basketball team of Sachem High School East dedicated their annual program day, Feburary 4, to raise awareness for breast cancer and fundraise for The Maurer Foundation.

The high school’s Heritage Day, coincidentally falling on World Cancer Day, brought together the basketball teams of Sachem High School East and North for a full day of varsity and junior varsity games. $5 and $2 entrance fees were accepted as donations to the Foundation and a 50/50 raffle and silent auction were conducted with a variety of prizes, with proceeds benefiting The Maurer Foundation. Pink was everwhere, with cheerleaders sporting pink hair ribbons, and basketball players in white and pink t-shirts. Special Maurer Foundation pink and white cookies, similar to black and white cookies, were offered for sale on a donation basis.

The previous day, Friday, February 3, the Sachem school district celebrated Think Pink Day at which The Maurer Foundation presented a breast health program for the students. Attendees were encouraged to wear pink as they learned about breast cancer myths, risk factors and breast self-exams.

See more photos of the day at our Facebook page.

To find out how you can schedule a program for your class, community group, or corporation, contact us or fill out our online program request form.