Spring is in the air and the Lynn Sage Foundation is looking forward to growth and opportunity. Our current scholar, Dr. Cheng and her team are continuing to investigate the biological components and pathways that control tumor metastasis and recurrence (which represent the two major obstacles in the successful treatment ofcancer).
As Dr. Cheng conducts her vital work, the Lynn Sage Foundation Board continues to raise the necessary funds to support her ground-breaking research to change the trajectory of breast cancer. Our hope is that in 2013, with the continued support of so many generous donors, we will be able for the first time ever, to sustain two Lynn Sage Scholars.
With this new goal in mind and Mother’s Day fast approaching, we will once again offer beautifully designed digital Mother’s Day cards with all proceeds going to breast cancer research. As May gets closer be sure to check outwww.LynnSageFoundation.org to send a beautiful, inspiring, and impactful card to all the special Mothers in your life.
Fall has certainly been busy for the Lynn Sage Foundation. In October, in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we orchestrated the Chicago’s In Good Taste campaign in which participating restaurants, salons and retail outlets ask their patrons to contribute $1 or more to their total bill with all proceeds going directly to support breast cancer research. We’re still tallying the dollars raised, but thanks to the over 100 partnering establishments, we raised over $40,000 toward breast cancer research in Chicago.
We are also thankful to the Chicago Merchandise Mart, who invited us to be one of four beneficiaries of LuxeHome’s third annual CHILL event. This international wine and culinary event, located in the first floor of the Chicago Merchandise Mart, features superb wines paired with the finest cuisine from world renown chefs and raised over $20,000 for our cause.
There is still much work to be done but as we wrap up 2011 we are thankful for the generosity and support we continue to garner and are optimistic for the progress in research will see in 2012.
It’s hard to believe that summer is almost past and that The Lynn Sage Foundation is gearing up for our fourth annual Chicago’s In Good Taste Campaign. With close to 125 restaurants, salons and stores committed to helping us raise funds for breast cancer research, we’re hoping to raise $75,000. When you dine at participating locations, donations ($1 per check – or more if you desire) will beneﬁt The Lynn Sage Scholars Program at Northwestern University. Current 2011 partners are:
404 Wine BarAdobo GrillAntipremaAutre Monde Café & SpiritsAvecBangers & LaceBasil Leaf CaféBenchmarkBijan'sBistronomicBlackbirdBluegrass - Highland ParkBOKABridge House TavernBrownstone Tavern & GrillCafé des Architectes - Sofitel HotelCafé BiondaCantina No 46Cape Cod at The Drake HotelChicago Bagel Authority - Armitage & BelmontChicago Cut SteakhouseCitiscape BarCitizenClub LuckyCorcoran's Grill & PubCoq d'Or at The Drake HotelCrossingThe Crossroads Bar & GrillCustom House TavernDublin'sDuchampEmerald LoopEpicEthyl'sFiorentino'sFour Seasons HotelFrancesca's Group - (all 20 Chicagoland locations)Gaslight Bar and GrilleGemini BistroThe Grille on LaurelHeaven on SevenHot ChocolateHowl at the MoonHub 51IPO - W Chicago City CenterItalian VillageItaliAsia - The Best of Both WorldsJack's Bar and GrillJohn's Place - Lincoln Park & Roscoe VillageJustinsKirkwood Bar and GrillLa Cantina GrillLe ColonialLockwood at the Palmer House Hilton
Lux BarMarcello’s Restaurant – Lincoln Park & NorthbrookMarge'sMarigold Indian RestaurantMastro'sMizu Yakitori and Sushi LoungeMKMoonshineMotel BarMystic CeltN9NE SteakhousePalm Court at The Drake HotelParis ClubPark Grill ChicagoPiccolo SognoPotter's Lounge at The Palmer House HiltonPublicanPurple PigQuartinoRedd HerringRedhead Piano BarRock BottomRosebud SteakhouseRustic HouseSalpiconSarah's Pastries & CandiesSchoolyard TavernShiraz on the WaterSidebarSoccaSolaStanley'sSwirlz CupcakesTable 52Tavern on RushTheoryTimothy O'ToolesTiny Lounge ToccoVinciWestendWow Bao – Jackson Blvd, North Michigan Ave, & Wacker DriveZodiac at Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue
Today's Chicago WomanCS MagazineKevin MooreOpenTable
George The SalonJill Alberts JewelryMarianne Strokirk Salons
While our current scholar Dr. Cheng and her team are busy investigating the biological components and pathways that control tumor metastasis and recurrence (which represent the two major obstacles in the successful treatment of cancer) the Lynn Sage Foundation Board continues to raise the necessary funds to support ground breaking research that will change the trajectory of breast cancer.
Our community of supporters is growing – we have welcomed several new Board Members and recently had an event at David Yurman in Chicago that brought out many new faces. In honor of Mother’s Day, for the second year, we offered virtual Mother’s Day cards to all donors who gave $25 or more during the two weeks leading up to the holiday. Thanks to a matching gift from Mesirow Financial we were able to raise $30,000.
As summer is approaching, we are beginning to once again gear up for our annual Chicago’s in Good Taste campaign. This month-long campaign has participating restaurants, salons and retail outlets ask their patrons to contribute $1 or more to their total bill with all proceeds going directly to support breast cancer research. Our goal is to have this years campaign, our fourth annual, raise $75,000.
It is with great excitement that we announce our 3rd Lynn Sage Scholar, Dr Chonghui Cheng, MD, PhD. Dr. Cheng received her medical degree from Peking University, Beijing, China and her PhD in Biochemistry with Dr. Stewart Shuman at Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York. Dr. Cheng then moved to Boston and did her postdoctoral training with Noble Laureate Phillip Sharp at the Center for Cancer Research, MIT. In August of 2007, Dr. Cheng joined the faculty at the Northwestern University of Hematology/Oncology as an Assistant Professor.
Research in Dr. Cheng's lab focuses on investigating the biological and components and pathways that control tumor metastasis and recurrence, which represent the two major obstacles in the successful treatment of cancer.
For carcinoma cells to break away from neighboring cells and invade to distal organs, they must lose cell-cell contact and become motile and invasive. These changes in cancer cell properties are governed by a process named epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Currently, the Cheng lab is investigating, at the molecular level, a critical role of several gene products in promoting EMT and breast cancer progression. They hope that their studies on dissecting the mechanisms of EMT and tumor progression may offer new strategies to predict disease prognosis and lead to identification of the therapeutic agents in inhibit EMT, thereby halting tumor progression.
Outside of work, Dr. Cheng enjoys cooking, sightseeing, and spending time with her family.
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