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, 112 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. Each individual volunteers their time in order to help honor Lynn’s legacy.
Since its inception, LSCRF has raised nearly $30 million for breast cancer research. 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.
Our Commitment to our Donors
We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity*, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.
*Please note that the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation is an affiliate of Northwestern Memorial Foundation (the “Foundation”). As such, certain donor information may be shared with the Foundation. The Foundation is bound by the guidelines as stated herein.