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.
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

Dec 4, 2012

The Lynn Sage Foundation Winter Update

Hi Everyone,
 
We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward to a great Holiday season.

As we look toward the end of 2012 and the beginning of a new year, we hope you will join us in our continued fight to end breast cancer.
 
Donations to The Lynn Sage Foundation provide funding for Lynn Sage Scholarships with a goal that the doctors we fund will be positioned to secure larger grants as a result of their two years of work as Lynn Sage Scholars. Thus far, our seed funding has been successful. Our 2007 and 2008 scholar, Dr. Jacqueline Jeruss, has recently received several prestigious grants including the National Institutes of Health Research Project Grant (R01) entitled “Measuring Signaling Pathway Dynamics During Tissue Growth and Hydrogels.”
In her 2nd year of funding, our current Lynn Sage Scholar, Dr. Cheng is continuing her diligent work at the Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern University.  Dr. Cheng is investigating the role of alternative splicing in the development of cancer.  Alternative splicing is a process that produces many forms of proteins from a single gene.  Dr. Cheng uses cell culture and breast cancer models to explore the role of CD44 isoforms in breast tumor progression.

We could not be more proud of the innovative research being conducted on behalf of The Lynn Sage Foundation and your donation will contribute to this crucial research.

We look forward to funding our 4th Lynn Sage Scholar in the coming year and are hoping to fund at least two scholars as early as 2014.

With support of donors like you, we are committed to finding a cure for breast cancer.

Best wishes for a great holiday season,

Laura & Halee Sage
Sep 7, 2012

Fall 2012 Report

We hope you had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to a great Fall!

October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is right around the corner and is a crucial time for The Lynn Sage Foundation to raise important funding for breast cancer research. This is a great time to make your annual donation to this urgent cause.

Our current Lynn Sage Scholar, Dr. Cheng is now in her 2nd year of funding and is continuing her work on the biological and components and pathways that control tumor metastasis and recurrence, which represent two of the major obstacles in the successful treatment of cancer. Dr. Cheng works diligently at the Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern University, and we could not be more proud of the innovative research being conducted on behalf of The Lynn Sage Foundation.

We are eagerly looking forward to funding our 4th Lynn Sage Scholar in 2013 and hope to fund at least two scholars as early as 2014. With your help, we can grow our Lynn Sage Scholars program and continue to support breast cancer research until we reach our ultimate goal of finding a cure. The Lynn Sage Foundation solely funds research and is entirely donor based. With support of donors like you, we are committed to finding a cure for breast cancer. 

Best wishes for a great season,

Laura & Halee Sage

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