Lynn Sage Foundation

The Lynn Sage Foundation was founded in honor and memory of Lynn Sage, a beloved mother, daughter, wife and native Chicagoan who tragically died at the age of 39 as a result of her battle with breast cancer. The family of Lynn Sage has been raising money for breast cancer research since soon after Lynn's death in 1984. The foundation is dedicated finding a cure for breast cancer in Lynn's honor.
Aug 15, 2013

August 2013 Report

Hi Everyone,

 

We hope that you are all well and enjoying a wonderful summer so far.

 

We are excited to announce our newest Lynn Sage Scholar, Dr. Sarika Jain. We have pledged to provide Dr. Jain with $100,000 to help her investigate immunotherapy as a complimentary approach for eliminating breast cancer. This novel approach entails a bacterial vaccine injected into a metastatic tumor, which causes massive tumor destruction and generates an immune response to specifically target and eliminate disseminated tumors throughout the body.

As Dr. Jain enters into her research, we will continue to work tirelessly in The Lynn Sage Foundation office to raise the funds necessary to fund her work. To read more about Dr Jain’s experience and research, please click here.

 

We will welcome Dr. Jain to the Lynn Sage Foundation family with a reception at Northwestern University on August 27. If you would like to help in welcoming Dr. Jain, please email us at info@lynnsagefoundation.org.

 

Its hard to believe, but October is right around the corner. October marks the return of The Lynn Sage Foundation’s signature campaign, Chicago’s In Good Taste! 2013 marks the sixth year of the campaign, with over 150 restaurants participating in and around Chicago to help raise much needed funds for breast cancer research during breast cancer awareness month.

When you dine at a participating restaurant you will have the option of adding $1 or more to your bill, or purchasing a special menu item. All donations or proceeds from the specified menu item benefit The Lynn Sage Foundation and local breast cancer research.

For a list of participating establishments, please visit the Chicago’s In Good Taste page and make sure to ask your server how you can support The Lynn Sage Foundation.

 

Please remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up to date on our events and ways you can get involved.

 

Thank you for your generous support in the fight against breast cancer. Together we can find a cure.

 

Best wishes,

 

Laura & Halee Sage

May 20, 2013

The Lynn Sage Foundation Summer 2013

Laura & Halee Sage with their mother, Lynn Sage
Laura & Halee Sage with their mother, Lynn Sage

Hi Everyone,

We hope that you are all well and looking forward to a nice Summer.

 

We are pleased to share that former Lynn Sage Scholar, Dr. Virginia Kaklamani has recently published a report titled "Adiponectin pathway polymorphisms and risk of breast cancer in African Americans and Hispanics in the Women's Health Initiative."  We could not be more proud of the work Dr. Kaklamani has done in the name of Lynn Sage and in the fight to eradicate breast cancer.  Please learn more about her amazing work by reading the published report here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23624817

 

We are also pleased to announce that we have launched a brand new website.  Please be sure to visit the website and keep up with us and our work against breast cancer at www.lynnsagefoundation.org

 

The Lynn Sage Foundation has been busy as we continue to raise funds for crucial breast cancer research and our current scholar, Dr. Chonghui Cheng.  Our annual Mother’s Day eCard campaign was  a great success, raising over  $30,000 with the help of generous donors and our corporate sponsor, Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Co.

 

The Lynn Sage Foundation Associate Board will be hosting a Summer Kickoff Event in Chicago at RM Champagne Salon on Thursday, June 13th from 5:30-7:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased for $25 at www.lynnsagefoundation.org/events

 

As Lynn Sage Scholar Dr. Cheng continues her hard work and research, investigating the biological components and pathways that control tumor metastasis and recurrence, we will continue to work tirelessly in The Lynn Sage Foundation office to raise the funds necessary to fund this research.

 

Please keep up with The Lynn Sage Foundation by visiting us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

www.facebook.com/TheLynnSageFoundation

www.twitter.com/lynnsage

www.linkedin.com/company/www.lynnsagefoundation.org

 

Thank you for your generous support in the fight against breast cancer. Together we can find a cure.

 

Best wishes for a wonderful summer,

 

Laura & Halee Sage

Feb 21, 2013

The Lynn Sage Foundation Spring Report

Hi Everyone,

We are so grateful for your generous support and hope that you will join us in our continued fight against breast cancer in 2013. 

As we reflect on 2012, we could not be more proud of the innovative research being conducted on behalf of The Lynn Sage Foundation.  As always, we continue to raise crucial funds to support research in an effort to find a cure for breast cancer.

In 2012, The Lynn Sage Foundation established an Associate Board comprised of young professionals committed to raising funds for breast cancer research in the name of Lynn Sage.   This was accomplished with the help of corporate sponsor Mesirow Financial.  With the support of this board, along with our original group of supporters, we hosted our inaugural Chill After Party.  This new event was a huge success in engaging a new generation of donors.

2012 also brought the second year of funding for Dr. Cheng.  Dr. Cheng's lab focuses on investigating the biological components and pathways that control tumor metastasis and recurrence, which represent the two major obstacles in the successful treatment of cancer.

As we launch into 2013 we are looking forward to funding our 4th Lynn Sage Scholar.  This year, as we work with Northwestern University to choose a promising young investigator as our next Lynn Sage Scholar, we continue to develop our fundraising initiatives with the hope that as soon as 2014, we will be able to fund two Lynn Sage Scholars working toward our goal of eradicating breast cancer.  New areas that we are eager to support include nutrition and epidemiology. 

Our next major fundraising campaign occurs this Spring.  In celebration of Mother's Day we hold our annual campaign where donors make a donation in honor of their loved one and send a thoughtful eCard in time for Mother's Day.  In conjunction with this campaign, we will be introducing a newly designed website (www.lynnsagefoundation.org) enhancing communication with our supporters.  You can also keep up with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/thelynnsagefoundation) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/groups/Lynn-Sage-Foundation-3824225/about) to receive the latest news on our research, scholars, events and fundraising initiatives.

Without your support, important breast cancer research would not be possible. Thank you. Together, we can make a difference and eradicate this disease.  .

Warmest regards,

Laura & Halee Sage

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