The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation
The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF) is one of the nation’s leading breast cancer research and education charities. It was founded in 1985 in memory of Lynn Sage, a Chicago-area woman who endured a six-year struggle with breast cancer before she died at the age of 39. Our mission is to support the understanding, research and treatment of breast cancer in partnership with Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
Following Lynn’s death, a group of 17 friends formed the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation with a vow to cure this devastating disease. Today, 106 individuals serve on three boards in her memory, all sharing the common goal of making a difference in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
Since its inception, LSCRF has raised more than $27 million for breast cancer research including $15 million for Northwestern. Our administrative costs are less than 6%, so that there are more funds available for the research and education projects that we support. With each dollar donated, Lynn Sage’s fight to cure breast cancer continues.
About Lynn Sage
Lynn Sage was a wife, mother, daughter, colleague, friend, and a shocking statistic when, at the age of 33, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the age of 39, with her spirit and dignity intact, she died from this disease.