WABC-TV’s “Long Island ViewPoint” Focuses on The Maurer Foundation

On Sunday, November 26, 2006, WABC-TV’s “Long Island ViewPoint” featured The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education.

Host Steve Bartelstein (Co-Anchor of Eyewitness News at Noon) spoke to Virginia E. Maurer, M.D., Long Island breast surgeon and Founder of The Maurer Foundation. Joining them was Niki Gregory, Chairman of The Maurer Foundation, to discuss the programs and mission of The Maurer Foundation which focuses on the importance of early detection and breast health education.

Dr. Maurer described how The Maurer Foundation began. Education about risk reduction and early detection started within her practice when she saw a need to educate her patients. The demand grew, and the non-profit organization was founded in 1995.

Chairman Niki Gregory commented on the organization’s mission. “Early detection, good breast health care, being your own breast care advocate and teaching that information to women are what The Maurer Foundation is about. Education today is key.”

Dr. Maurer stated: “It’s about disciplining oneself – you’ve got to reduce your risk. Lifestyle changes in youth lower a person’s risk if they can alter their lifestyle early on. A depth of education is necessary. After receiving the program in schools, students bring this message home to their mothers, aunts and grandmothers.”

“We are most grateful to ABC-7 for extending their gracious invitation to include our organization in this segment,” noted Kim Rozzi, Executive Director of The Maurer Foundation. “Increased visibility of our health promotion and disease prevention mission and activities ensures that more women are empowered to protect their own breast health.”