By: Noelle Lambert
October’s Charity of the Month is:
The Maurer Foundation
The Maurer Foundation is a local nonprofit organization that has been serving the community for over 20 years. Their mission is to save lives through breast health education that focuses on breast cancer prevention, healthy lifestyle choices, early detection and risk reduction.
Since their founding in 1995, they have reached almost 350,000 high school and college students, parents, coworkers and neighbors with life-saving information on breast health; expanded their reach internationally, training their first breast health educator from outside the United States; annually educated over 200,000 people across the world on their website; and trained breast health educators in local nursing programs, exponentially increasing their impact on Long Island.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here are a few ways you can get involved with this organization!
Looking to increase your awareness about breast cancer this month?
You can do so by visiting www.MaurerFoundation.org and viewing their list of Statistics. Don’t become a statistic: Reduce your chances of being diagnosed by educating yourself on the risk factors of breast cancer and taking action on the factors that you have control of, like smoking and obesity. Later stage detection and advanced tumor size does decrease your odds of surviving breast cancer. You can improve your odds of survival by practicing early detection. Do a monthly breast self-exam, a yearly clinical breast exam and after 40, a yearly mammogram.
Looking to support a breast cancer organization this month?
The Maurer Foundation is holding their Cocktails for a Cause event, which
will take place on October 23rd at Havana Central Restaurant in Garden City from 6-8PM. Attendees will enjoy an evening of appetizers, drink specials, raffles and more as this organization raises funds and awareness for their mission! Register today at www.MaurerFoundation.org/Cocktails.
Looking to host a fundraiser for breast health education this month?
Gather your friends, clients or customers in your home or business and turn it into a fundraiser for breast health education! Whether you want to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month or just want a reason to have a fun event, The Maurer Foundation would like to be your charity of choice! Let them know if you’re interested and they can support your efforts with official materials, speakers, knowledge and joint marketing efforts!
Additionally, if you are interested in volunteering or interning with The Maurer Foundation, the opportunity is available! They are currently seeking volunteers to lend a helping hand in their corporate office in Melville and are in need of a Program Department Intern as well as a Development and Social Media Intern.
Please contact their Development Manager, Debbie Goldman, at (631) 524-5151 or by email at DGoldman@MaurerFoundation.org if you are interested in any of these opportunities!
If you want to learn additional information about this organization or are interested in having them present at your school, community group or business, please visit their website today!
If you would like your organization to be featured in this column, e-mail Noelle@SouthBaysNeighbor.com