Help Find a Cure for Breast Cancer

by Lynn Sage Foundation
Dr Vassilopoulos giving donors a lab tour
Dr Vassilopoulos giving donors a lab tour

Dear Lynn Sage Foundation Supporters,

Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year is always a time of reflection, planning, and goal-setting. As The Lynn Sage Foundation works on our goals for 2016, we are reminded to keep our mission at the core of everything we do. In our first report of 2016, we want to share our very simple mission with you. We exist to end breast cancer, and we believe we will get there fastest by funding researchers directly – and we can only do that with your help.

We believe in funding research because it is the most direct route to finding a cure for breast cancer. While progress has been made, breast cancer is still the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality in women. We also believe in making our grants personal by choosing to fund researchers that we know, trust, and have carefully selected with the help of one of the most trusted institutions in the country. Your donations are directly contributing to real research projects that are making big advances in ending this disease.

In 2015 The Lynn Sage Foundation has accomplished some big goals – we raised almost $400,000 for research, partnered with 161 restaurant partners for October’s Chicago’s In Good Taste, sent out 334 Cards for a Cure, worked with 12 unique fitness studios to host classes benefiting our cause, and hired a new team member.

After reflecting on 2015 and careful planning, we have decided to expand The Lynn Sage Scholars Program in 2016 by funding a second scholar. With your help, we will be able to continue funding Dr. Vassilopoulos as well as a new Scholar that is yet to be named. 2016 is an important milestone in The Lynn Sage Scholars Program, as we will reach and exceed $1,000,000 given in grants over the lifetime of the program.

Additionally, we are proud to continue funding our 2015/2016 Lynn Sage Scholar, Dr. Athanassios Vassilopoulos. Dr. Vassilopoulos’ research focuses on the study of the genetic and biochemical connection between sirtuin genes and carcinogenesis as well as tumor cell resistance. Dr. Vassilopoulos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. To read more about Dr. Vassilopoulos’ research, click here.

Thank you for your commitment to breast cancer research and your support. 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. We cannot do this important work without your help.

Warm regards,

Laura & Halee Sage

Dr Vassilopoulos giving donors a lab tour
Dr Vassilopoulos giving donors a lab tour

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CHILL - November 12
CHILL - November 12

Dear Lynn Sage Supporters,

Happy October! As you probably know, October is breast cancer awareness month, and if you haven’t already you will soon start to see pink popping up all around your city. This month is special to us and we’ve got so many ways that you can get involved, both in Chicago and nationally.

What makes us different is that we fund researchers in the early stages of their careers, right here in Chicago. We even offer our supporters a chance to meet our scholars about once a year and tour their labs! Our current Lynn Sage Scholar, Dr. Athanassios Vassilopoulos, is continuing to conduct important research that focuses on the study of the genetic and biochemical connection between sirtuin genes and carcinogenesis as well as tumor cell resistance. To read more about Dr. Vassilopoulos’ research, click here.

We are looking for corporate partners to join us in the fight against breast cancer. Corporate sponsors are needed for each of our major annual events, and for your support your company will receive advertising on our website, social media, and other print/online channels. We’re currently looking for partners for 2016 and have a lot of opportunities available! If you would like more information on getting a custom proposal for your company, please let us know.

Individuals can join us, too, by participating in our upcoming online silent auction for CHILL: An International Culinary and Wine Event, which will take place at the Merchandise Mart on November 12. Stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and emails to be the first to know when the silent auction goes live on November 9! Do you have another idea for an event or fundraising campaign? Let us know! We’re always happy to help come up with ways to fundraise in your city!

Thank you, as always, for your generous support in the fight against breast cancer during October and the rest of the year. Together we can find a cure.

Warm regards,

Laura & Halee Sage

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Summer Toast 2015
Summer Toast 2015

Dear Lynn Sage Supporters,

As we near the end of July, we are preparing for our busy fall season. Some of our favorite events take place during the second half of the year, and we’re grateful for your continued support as we enter our main fundraising period!

Our current Lynn Sage Scholar, Dr. Athanassios Vassilopoulos, is continuing to conduct important research that focuses on the study of the genetic and biochemical connection between sirtuin genes and carcinogenesis as well as tumor cell resistance. We are proud to support such an innovative and genuine doctor and his work to end breast cancer. To read more about Dr. Vassilopoulos’ research, click here.

The Associate Board hosted their third annual Summer Toast on June 5 at The Underground in Chicago. We had an amazing time with almost 300 supporters! We are grateful to our corporate sponsors for helping make the event a huge success: Domu, Goldberg Kohn, LaSalle Network, Mesirow Financial, and Wintrust.

We are always looking for corporate partners to join us in the fight against breast cancer. If you would like more information on how your company can partner with The Lynn Sage Foundation, please let us know. Upcoming opportunities include corporate sponsorship of Chicago’s In Good Taste in October and in-kind donations to the silent auction at CHILL in November! Remember to ask your employer about matching gifts when you make your donation!

Did you know that you don’t have to be local to Chicago to get involved in our campaigns? We have national partners that support our cause by fundraising in October, breast cancer awareness month. An easy way to start is to create your own fundraising page dedicated to The Lynn Sage Foundation and share with your friends. We’re always happy to help come up with ways to raise money for breast cancer researcher in your city!

Please remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up to date about our Scholar’s progress, events and ways you can get involved.

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

Warm regards,

Laura & Halee Sage

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Dr. Vassilopoulos
Dr. Vassilopoulos' reception at Northwestern

Dear Lynn Sage Supporters,

Welcome to spring! Warmer weather is slowly starting to become the norm in Chicago and we couldn’t be more thrilled. We are in the midst of preparing for many exciting spring events and campaigns and are so thankful for your continued support.

Last month, we held a reception to honor our newest Lynn Sage Scholar, Dr. Athanassios Vassilopoulos. Dr. Vassilopoulos’ research focuses on the study of the genetic and biochemical connection between sirtuin genes and carcinogenesis as well as tumor cell resistance. The team at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine organized a lovely and informative reception which included a tour of Dr. Vassilopoulos’ lab! For photos from the reception, please visit our Facebook page, and to read more about Dr. Vassilopoulos’ research, click here.

We are gearing up for our annual Mother’s Day Cards for a Cure Campaign! Our Mother’s Day eCards are now available on our website. You can customize and schedule eCards for all the important women in your life! This year, we are offering traditional greeting cards which we will handwrite and mail for you, just send us an email!

Throughout the month of May, we are partnering with Flowers for Dreams. Send a beautiful, unique, and organic bouquet in the month of May, and The Lynn Sage Foundation will receive ¼ of your purchase! As an added bonus, for each Mother’s Day eCard you send, you will be entered to win 6 months of bouquets from Flowers for Dreams!

More ways to join us in the fight against breast cancer…

We are looking for corporate partners to join us in the fight against breast cancer. If you would like more information on how your company can partner with The Lynn Sage Foundation, please let us know. Upcoming opportunities include corporate sponsorship of our Third Annual Summer Toast on June 5 and sponsorship of Chicago’s In Good Taste in October! Remember to ask about matching gifts when you make your donation!

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, as always, for your generous support in the fight against breast cancer. Together we can find a cure.

Warm regards,

Laura & Halee Sage

Dr. Vassilopoulos giving a lab tour
Dr. Vassilopoulos giving a lab tour
Flowers for Dreams supports LSF this May!
Flowers for Dreams supports LSF this May!

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Dr. Vassilopoulos
Dr. Vassilopoulos

Dear Lynn Sage Supporters,

Happy New Year! After a busy fall, we are now off to an exciting start in 2015 and looking forward to all that we have planned this year. Thank you for your continued support, your contributions truly make a difference!

Exciting news for 2015…

We are proud to announce our newest Lynn Sage Scholar, Dr. Athanassios Vassilopoulos. Dr. Vassilopoulos’ research focuses on the study of the genetic and biochemical connection between sirtuin genes and carcinogenesis as well as tumor cell resistance. Dr. Vassilopoulos is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. To read more about Dr. Vassilopoulos’ research, click here.

Some highlights from the past few months include…

October’s Seventh Annual Chicago’s In Good Taste Campaign! We are so thankful for our 160+ restaurant, hotel, spa, salon, and retail partners in Chicagoland that raised funds for The Lynn Sage Foundation by promoting special food, drink, or other items throughout the month of October. To view a full list of our 2014 partners, please click here.

November’s CHILL: An International Culinary and Wine Event, which took place at the Merchandise Mart on November 13. CHILL brought together over 2,200 attendees to sample some of the hottest chefs’ creations paired with wines from around the world. We hosted our second annual silent auction during CHILL, which featured luxury travel packages, designer handbags, skin care products, sports tickets, and much more!

More ways to join us in the fight against breast cancer…

We are looking for corporate partners to join us in the fight against breast cancer. If you would like more information on how your company can partner with The Lynn Sage Foundation, please let us know. Remember to ask about matching gifts when you make your donation!

Celebrate special occasions with our Cards for a Cure. You can send an eCard to your loved one’s inbox that is customizable, meaningful, and makes a huge impact.

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, as always, for your generous support in the fight against breast cancer. Together we can find a cure.

Warm regards,

Laura & Halee Sage

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Organization Information

Lynn Sage Foundation

Location: Chicago, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.lynnsagefoundation.org
Project Leader:
Laura Sage
President
Chicago, IL United States