Help Find a Cure for Breast Cancer

by Lynn Sage Foundation

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

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


Hi Everyone,


We hope that you are all well and enjoying a wonderful summer so far.


We are excited to announce our newest Lynn Sage Scholar, Dr. Sarika Jain. We have pledged to provide Dr. Jain with $100,000 to help her investigate immunotherapy as a complimentary approach for eliminating breast cancer. This novel approach entails a bacterial vaccine injected into a metastatic tumor, which causes massive tumor destruction and generates an immune response to specifically target and eliminate disseminated tumors throughout the body.

As Dr. Jain enters into her research, we will continue to work tirelessly in The Lynn Sage Foundation office to raise the funds necessary to fund her work. To read more about Dr Jain’s experience and research, please click here.


We will welcome Dr. Jain to the Lynn Sage Foundation family with a reception at Northwestern University on August 27. If you would like to help in welcoming Dr. Jain, please email us at


Its hard to believe, but October is right around the corner. October marks the return of The Lynn Sage Foundation’s signature campaign, Chicago’s In Good Taste! 2013 marks the sixth year of the campaign, with over 150 restaurants participating in and around Chicago to help raise much needed funds for breast cancer research during breast cancer awareness month.

When you dine at a participating restaurant you will have the option of adding $1 or more to your bill, or purchasing a special menu item. All donations or proceeds from the specified menu item benefit The Lynn Sage Foundation and local breast cancer research.

For a list of participating establishments, please visit the Chicago’s In Good Taste page and make sure to ask your server how you can support The Lynn Sage Foundation.


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

Laura & Halee Sage with their mother, Lynn Sage
Laura & Halee Sage with their mother, Lynn Sage

Hi Everyone,

We hope that you are all well and looking forward to a nice Summer.


We are pleased to share that former Lynn Sage Scholar, Dr. Virginia Kaklamani has recently published a report titled "Adiponectin pathway polymorphisms and risk of breast cancer in African Americans and Hispanics in the Women's Health Initiative."  We could not be more proud of the work Dr. Kaklamani has done in the name of Lynn Sage and in the fight to eradicate breast cancer.  Please learn more about her amazing work by reading the published report here:


We are also pleased to announce that we have launched a brand new website.  Please be sure to visit the website and keep up with us and our work against breast cancer at


The Lynn Sage Foundation has been busy as we continue to raise funds for crucial breast cancer research and our current scholar, Dr. Chonghui Cheng.  Our annual Mother’s Day eCard campaign was  a great success, raising over  $30,000 with the help of generous donors and our corporate sponsor, Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Co.


The Lynn Sage Foundation Associate Board will be hosting a Summer Kickoff Event in Chicago at RM Champagne Salon on Thursday, June 13th from 5:30-7:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased for $25 at


As Lynn Sage Scholar Dr. Cheng continues her hard work and research, investigating the biological components and pathways that control tumor metastasis and recurrence, we will continue to work tirelessly in The Lynn Sage Foundation office to raise the funds necessary to fund this research.


Please keep up with The Lynn Sage Foundation by visiting us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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


Best wishes for a wonderful summer,


Laura & Halee Sage

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 ( enhancing communication with our supporters.  You can also keep up with us on Facebook ( and LinkedIn ( 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


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Lynn Sage Foundation

Location: Chicago, IL - USA
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Project Leader:
Laura Sage
Chicago, IL United States

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