Lynn Sage Foundation Board Members
We are beyond thrilled to announce the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation and the Lynn Sage Foundation have come together to form one new entity, the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation on January 1, 2021.
Our new organization will benefit from the legacies of the former organizations' success, and aims to appeal to the next generation of donors to maximize funding and increase awareness about screening, treatments and eradicating breast cancer.
"These two organizations are a powerhouse of combined strength, rooted in 35 years of success, passion and hard work. My family is humbled that my mother's name will continue well into the future and contribute to this cause.” - Laura Sage, Co-Chair of the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation
Both organizations funded progress in the field of breast cancer. Beyond raising a combined $40M over 35 years, the Lynn Sage Scholars program resulted in follow-on funding more than six times the initial investment. And, the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium, which celebrates its 23rd annual event this year, is a world renowned event for doctors to collaborate on cutting-edge approaches to treatment.
The IL Department of Health estimates Chicago's 2018 breast cancer screening rate was 82.8 percent, surpassing both the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Cancer Institute targets. "We believe that thirty-five years of raising awareness and funding research in Chicago has supported that achievement," Ms. Sage continued.
“My mother's friend, Lynn Sage, left her daughters far too early. Our mission is to raise funds for research and education that will improve outcomes for individuals with breast cancer, so that no mother leaves a child behind too early because of this disease.” - Meredith Soren Freese, Co-chair of the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation
The process of combining the organizations began in the spring of 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic reinforced the determination to increase effectiveness by operating as one entity. While fundraising in the current pandemic environment is challening, it is estimated that more than 300,000 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020. Progress against this disease must continue, and safe screening and treatment cannot stop during this challening time.
Your support for breast cancer research helps improve the lives of all those diagnosed with breast cancer, no matter their age, race or gender - thank you!
About Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation
The Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation raises funds for research and medical education to prevent breast cancer and improve survivorship for individuals diagnosed with breast cancer. Investments are directed locally within the Chicago area, but drive impact globally. For more information visit us online at www.lynnsage.org or follow us on our social handles:
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Board Members