On Friday, September 13, the Women’s Fund of Long Island and the Maurer Foundation are partnering to present a special breast cancer workshop. This free educational program will include life-saving information on the healthy choices women should make to reduce their risk of breast cancer, the importance of early detection, and proper breast self-exam techniques.
Additionally, the breast health experts at the Maurer Foundation will devote time to sharing details on “the breast cancer genes,” A gene which, when damaged or mutated, can put a person at a greater risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer. and A gene which, when damaged or mutated, may put a woman at a greater risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer. This gene is also thought to raise the risk for breast cancer in men., in response to the increased attention raised by the media following Angelina Jolie’s recent preventative An operation removing all or part of the breast..
The Women’s Fund of Long Island is a well-established non-profit organization working to empower Long Island women and girls through grant making, leadership programs, and educational outreach. The Maurer Foundation offers breast health education programs in high schools, colleges, business, and community groups throughout the Long Island area. Their programs focus on the positive steps young women can make to improve their breast health for a lifetime, from early detection practices to healthy lifestyle choices.
This 40-minute breast cancer workshop will take place at 9:30 am at The Maurer Foundation headquarters, located at 120 Commerce Drive in Hauppauge, NY. The program is open to the public, but space is limited, so prospective attendees should email email@example.com by September 6th in order to secure a spot.