Funding Innovative Research

Redefining A Breast Cancer Diagnosis
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Funding Innovative Research

Redefining A Breast Cancer Diagnosis

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Lynn Sage lost her battle with breast cancer at age 39. Her daughters, Laura and Halee, established The Lynn Sage Foundation to fund innovative research in her honor. The Lynn Sage Foundation exclusively funds The Lynn Sage Scholars Program at Northwestern and Rush Universities.

The Lynn Sage Scholars Program Invests

$200,000 over two years in talented young researchers in the field of breast cancer

This seed funding provides time and resources to advance the Scholars’ most innovative ideas. To date, all Lynn Sage Scholars have leveraged this investment into additional grants from nationally recognized institutions and made advances toward eradicating breast cancer.

Every dollar contributed to the Lynn Sage Scholars fortifies our efforts to fund emerging scientists. The Foundation welcomes contributions of any amount.

Learn more from Co-founder, Laura Sage

The Lynn Sage Timeline

1980
July 26

1980

Lynn Sage is diagnosed with breast cancer 1980
Lynn Sage is diagnosed with breast cancer
1985
July 26

1985

Lynn loses her battle, but leaves a lasting legacy
1986
July 26

1986

The Sage family begins fundraising for research
2003
July 26

2003

2003
The Lynn Sage Foundation is established
2007
July 26

2007

The first Lynn Sage Scholar is funded
2008
July 26

2008

Chicagos In Good Taste Campaign is launched
2016
July 26

2016

2016
We hit a milestone – $1 million invested in Lynn Sage Scholars!
2017
July 26

2017

Funding expanded to Rush University

While Lynn was our initial inspiration, The Lynn Sage Scholars Program honors all mothers, dads, friends and family as it pursues better breast cancer outcomes.

Lindsay’s Story

Remembering and celebrating our mothers  Mother’s Day can be bittersweet for those who have lost a mother. The Lynn Sage Foundation Associate Board member, Lindsay Feldman, recognizes that pain while acknowledging some unexpected gifts that grew from her loss. “Breast...

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Maysem’s Story

Breast cancer is never "one size fits all.” As Maysem Alsaidi recalls her mother’s aggressive breast cancer treatment, she’s reminded of why she connected with The Lynn Sage Foundation in the first place. “We were living in Baghdad in the early ‘90s when my mother...

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Leesa’s Story

An elite athlete’s ultimate endurance training Leesa Drake’s physical accomplishments are awe-inspiring. This past spring, she was planning for her 99th and 100th marathon.  In addition to her own races, she had planned to train The Lynn Sage Foundation running team....

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Help us fund breakthroughs for years to come.

Board of Directors

 Like you, our board members have been impacted by breast cancer. Whether they’ve battled the disease directly or stood by the side of a friend or family member, each board member understands breast cancer is life changing. They have committed to The Lynn Sage Scholars Program because they believe in the power of research to make a difference.

Geoff Alexander

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

Maysem Alsaidi

UberFreight

Anne Carter

Sprout Social

John Barsella

Plante Moran

Janika Brenner

Baum Realty Group

Liza Brigham

Asen

Marcy Carlin

Essex Investment Management

Jessica Nixon Cashman

Christopher Peacock Home, LLC

Woo Cha

Mesirow Financial

John DeCaro *

Elementum Advisors, LLC

Dan Eybergen

IBM

Jan Ferris

L’Oreal Luxe, USA

Katherine Anderson Gitterman

Wintrust

Eva Laser

Ellen Wallace Art Consulting, Inc.

Samantha Mann

DW Investments

Sylvia Michas

Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP

Alison Mitchell

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Paul F. O’Keefe

O’Keefe Law Offices

Linda Perry

Soul Genius Branding

Jennifer Radis

Reed Smith LLP

Dana Brooks Reinglass

United Airlines

Rebecca Richman

Philanthropist

Halee Sage *

Independent Nonprofit Consultant

Laura H. Sage *

CH/LL Chicago

Pamela Sage

Baird & Warner

Yale Sage *

Realtor

Justin Salk

Restauranteur

Michael Senner

Colliers International

Pav Sethi

Gladius Capital Management

Rachel Sher

LearnLeo

Darryl Tom

Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.

Sara Tumen

Sterling Partners

Allison Winkler

American Medical Association

Susan Wyderka

Neiman Marcus

Sherri Takiff Zirlin

Philanthropist

*Executive committee member

*Executive committee member

Jen Canda

Groupon

Lindsay Feldman

Groupon

Alex Gaines

McGladrey

Laura Goodman

Dining Out

Melissa Lietz

TransUnion

Abby Lorber

Philanthropist

Brian Lorber *

Mesirow Financial

Molly McFerran

Weber Shandwick

Paul Mizera

Mesirow Financial

Alma Omeralovic

Chill Chicago

Cameron Sage

Baird & Warner

Maddie Stibal

Thompson Flanagan

Dr. Chonghui Cheng

Associate Professor
Molecular & Human Genetics and Cellular Biology
Baylor University

Dr. Jacqueline Jeruss

Associate Professor
Surgery, Pathology, and Biomedical Engineering
University of Michigan

Dr. Virginia Kaklamani

Professor of Medicine
Leader, Breast Oncology Program
University of Texas San Antonio

Dr. Leonidas Platanias

Jesse, Sara, Andrew, Abigail, Benjamin and Elizabeth Lurie
Professor of Oncology
Director, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Northwestern University

Dr. Steven Rosen

Provost, Chief Scientific Officer
Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
City of Hope

Dr. Athanassios Vassilopoulos

Assistant Professor
Radiation Oncology
Northwestern University

EVERY DOLLAR CONTRIBUTED SUPPORTS RESEARCH WITH THE GOAL TO CHANGE THE TRAJECTORY OF BREAST CANCER.

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