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.
May 2, 2014

Lynn Sage Foundation Mother's Day Update

Hi Everyone,

We are excited to welcome spring after a long winter, and hope that you are all finding ways to enjoy the weather!

 As May gets underway, our Mother’s Day initiatives are in full swing! This year, we have three major campaigns and events that surround Mother’s Day, making the month of May an incredibly busy and exciting time for The Lynn Sage Foundation.

 Our first annual With Mom 4 Mom... Fighting Breast Cancer with Fitness campaign is currently happening at fitness studios around Chicago. During May 1-14, our fitness partners are holding classes to benefit The Lynn Sage Foundation. We are offering a variety of workouts; crossfit, yoga, pilates, barre, spinning, and much more! A full list of partners and their class times can be viewed here.

 Our annual Mother’s Day eCard campaign is also underway now. For a donation of $25, you are able to send a beautiful and personalized digital Mother’s Day card to your special someone’s inbox while supporting breast cancer research. Be sure to check out our website and send a custom, inspiring card to the special moms in your life!

 On Friday, May 16, The Lynn Sage Foundation Associate Board will host their second annual Summer Toast at The Underground. For $45 in advance and $50 at the door, guests will enjoy two cocktails and passed appetizers by Rockit. The Underground will feature one of their resident DJ’s to ensure an amazing night to benefit The Lynn Sage Foundation! Tickets are available now!

Regardless of the season, breast cancer research is always our focus. Dr. Jain, the current Lynn Sage Scholar, is continuing her clinical trial that investigates immunotherapy as a complimentary approach for eliminating breast cancer and we will continue to work tirelessly to raise the funds necessary to fund her work. Please click here to read more about Dr. Jain’s experience and research.

 Please remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, 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

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Feb 6, 2014

The Lynn Sage Foundation Winter 2014 Report

2014 is off to a great start for the Lynn Sage Foundation as we have finished wrapping up our incredibly successful 2013 and look forward to another busy year. We anticipate an exciting year ahead, and are looking forward to new and established initiatives that will help us continue to raise much needed funds for breast cancer research in Chicago.

Donations have been pouring in from our amazing Chicago's In Good Taste partners and almost all have been received. We are overwhelmed by the generosity and hard work that our partners continue to put in each year as they spend all of October collecting donations for our cause!

This spring, we are preparing for several exciting events and new initiatives! On February 27, Neiman Marcus will host a special Donna Karan New York event with proceeds to benefit The Lynn Sage Foundation. This is the second year this event has been held and promises to be an exciting evening filled with new friends and great fashion.

With hopes of an early spring and Mother’s Day in mind, we are busy planning our inaugural Mother’s Day Fitness event which will take place in the weeks leading up to Mother’s Day on May 11. We are asking local fitness studios to hold classes that will benefit The Lynn Sage Foundation, with a focus on family and healthy lifestyle.

Our annual Mother’s Day Cards for a Cure Campaign will also begin in the spring. We will once again offer beautifully designed digital Mother’s Day cards with all proceeds going to breast cancer research. As this special day gets closer be sure to check out our website to send a beautiful, inspiring, and impactful card to all the special Mothers in your life.

Our current Lynn Sage Scholar, Dr. Sarika Jain, is hard at work conducting a clinical trial that is using the immune system to fight metastatic breast cancer in patients. For more information on the work Dr. Jain is doing and how you can support her, please visit our website.

As always, thank you for your support and generosity!

Laura & Halee Sage

Nov 18, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Update

Wow, the fall has been quite busy for all involved in the Lynn Sage Foundation. As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. As such, this is our busiest time of year to ask for support and spread the word on the vital importance of investing in groundbreaking breast cancer research.  Fall is also a time for giving thanks, and we at the Lynn Sage Foundation want to take a moment to do just that.

This year we had over 150 Chicagoland restaurants participate in our Chicago's In Good Taste Campaign. Chicago diners were able to order special menu items to benefit breast cancer research at restaurants including the Francesca's Restaurants, Tavern on Rush and John's Place. Others participating restaurants such as LuxBar, The Four Seasons and Quartino offered specialty drinks with proceeds benefiting the Lynn Sage Foundation. While numbers are not in yet, this is our largest fundraising initiative of the year and we cannot be more thankful to the Chicago restaurant community for their continued support.

We were also fortunate this October to be a part of Five Seasons Sports Clubs first annual 5K run. This fun, family friendly, event was the perfect way to get some fresh air, exercise and kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

To wrap up the month (we said it was a busy time), Benchmark, a local hot spot in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood, hosted a party at the end of the month. Here we held our inaugural auction and donors had the opportunity to mix, mingle and bid, bid, bid.

As if that weren't enough, on November 14th the Lynn Sage Foundation was one of three beneficiaries of The Merchandise Mart's CHILL event. 2000 people came out to sample food from local chefs, taste wine and check out some of the incredible showrooms at the Mart. We can't say thank you enough to all our supporters and the team at the Merchandise Mart for making this event so incredible.

While we have so very much to be thankful for, there is still much work that needs to be done.

  • According to the American Cancer Society, in 2013, an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed among US women
  • Another 64,640 cases of early stage, non-invasive breast cancer will also be diagnosed
  • This year alone, approximately 39,620 US women are expected to die from breast cancer

One great way to support the research necessary to change these trends is through a GlobalGiving donation before the end of the year or The Lynn Sage Foundation's Cards For a Cure. Send love, encouragement and well wishes to someone's inbox, and you'll also contribute to finding a cure for breast cancer.

During this holiday season, we say thank you to all of our partners, supporters and well-wishers. We also hold out hope for a healthier 2014.

Wishing all the very best,

Laura and Halee Sage

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