Light the Way to Find a Cure
Light the Way

Pink Lighting in October is a Breast Self-Exam Reminder!

In October, breast cancer awareness is the goal of pink lights brightly illuminating nearly 200 Chicago area buildings. Countless others support the cause by flying pink breast cancer awareness flags. It is all a part of Lynn Sage’s annual “Light the Way to Find a Cure” effort to remind Chicagoans about the importance of breast self-exams.

To schedule an appointment at the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center call:
312.695.1156 – New Patients
312.472.4720 – Established Patients

For mammograms and breast ultrasounds call: 312.926.5522

Light the Way to Find a Cure™ Lighting Campaign

The annual “Light the Way to Find a Cure” campaign reminds Chicagoans about the importance of breast self-exams. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in adult women. But when detected early, 96 percent of women survive the disease.

“All of us at Lynn Sage have seen first-hand how the simple power of these pink lights has helped so many individuals remember the importance of self-exam. The lights save lives and we encourage every building in our area to light pink or fly a pink flag in October.” – Susan Silver, Board Member of the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation.

For Silver, lighting Chicago pink became intensely personal when, in October 2002, her sister-in-law noticed the pink lights illuminating the Chicago skyline during a night out with her husband and, reminded by the lights, later found a small lump while doing a self-exam. The lump was confirmed as cancer and removed without any further complications.

“Cancer truly touches all of us and it was remarkable for the pink lights to touch my own sister-in-law and lead to early detection. It shows how important our efforts are to create breast cancer awareness, whether through lighted buildings, flags, groups walks and runs and the like.

Ideally, our goal is to have every Chicago area building participate in some way each October. If we save just one more person, our efforts are worth it.” – Susan Silver.


Saturday, October 14, 2017
Diversey Harbor
2491 North Cannon Drive
Lincoln Park, Chicago

Download the Course Map and Parking Information >

Race Day Schedule

7:30 a.m. Registration opens
8:45 a.m. Race kick-off
9:00 a.m. Run starts, immediately followed by walkers, then baby joggers and strollers. (Bicycles, in-line skates, other wheeled vehicles with the exception of wheelchairs and hand cranks, and dogs are not allowed)
10:10 a.m. Awards
10:15 a.m. Kids’ Dash (Children ages 2 to 12)


The Pink Path Run will take place rain or shine, and no refunds will be issued. Should extreme weather occur that compromises participants’ safety, we will communicate updates on our Facebook page. Like us on Facebook! FBlogo

Advanced Registration

(closes October 11 at midnight!):
Adults: $45
Child (ages 2 to 12): $35
Child (under 2): Free

Day-of registration

• Adults: $50
• Child (ages 2 to 12): $40
• (No refunds will be issued)

Packet Pick Up

(for pre-registered runners and walkers)
Friday, October 13, 2017
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fleet Feet Sports Chicago – Old Town
1620 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Alternative T-shirt Pick Up

(for pre-registered runners and walkers)

Race Results

For race results, visit Pink Path Run Race Results.

To view fabulous photos of the Pink Path Run, visit Pink Path Run Photos to pre-register and you will receive notice when photos are available.

Timed Run

The route is a 5K USATF certified course (#IL14013NM). Registered runners will be tracked with Chronotrack bib tags. Timing clocks will be located at miles 1, 2 and the finish line; walkers will not be timed. Following the race, results will be available and linked from this page.

Transportation & Parking Information

Limited street parking is available on Cannon Drive. We recommend using the various public lots surrounding Lincoln Park near the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and Lincoln Park Zoo, or use public transportation. Download the Course Map and Parking Information to see parking lots.


Top Three Overall Female and Male Finishers

Top Three Finishers in Each Age Group for Female and Male: 14 and Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84 and 85 & Over.

Top Fundraiser and Top Fundraising Team

Light the Way to Find a Cure Past Participants

Each year, thousands of women in America are diagnosed with breast cancer. When detected early, 96 percent of women are surviving this potentially devastating disease. Every October, in recognition of breast cancer awareness month, the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF) sponsors its Light the Way to Find a Cure campaign. The campaign allows Chicago buildings, landmarks and businesses to illuminate pink, fly pink flags or simply “go pink” to remind Chicagoans of the importance of breast self-exams, annual mammograms and being proactive about your health.

2 North LaSalle
8 S. Michigan Avenue
10 South Riverside Plaza
110 North Carpenter
11 East Adams Street
17 North State Street
20 North Michigan Avenue
22 West Washington
25 East Washington
29 E. Madison Street
30 N. Michigan Avenue
33 North LaSalle
40 N. Wells Street
55 E. Jackson Boulevard
55 W. Monroe
65 East Wacker Place
110 North Carpenter
111 N Canal
111 S. Pfingsten
114 South Racine
120 North LaSalle Street Building
125 South Wacker
130 South Jefferson
134 North LaSalle Street
155 North Wacker
177 North State Street
180 North Michigan Avenue
180 North Wabash Avenue
180 North Wacker Drive
181 West Madison
190 South LaSalle
200 North LaSalle
200 South Michigan
200 South Wacker
200 West Madison
216 W. Jackson
222 North LaSalle
2229 South Halsted
223 W. Jackson Boulevard
250 South Wacker
300 North Elizabeth
– Fulton West
300 South Wacker Drive
300 West Adams
321 North Clark
333 North Michigan Avenue
333 West Wacker Drive
353 North Clark
401 North Michigan Avenue
420 North Wabash Avenue
444 North Michigan Avenue
500 West Monroe
525 West Monroe Street
525 West Van Buren
541 North Fairbanks Court
564 W. Randolph
600 West Fulton
625 North Michigan Avenue
626 West Jackson
676 North Michigan Avenue
737 North Michigan
680 North Lake Shore Drive
820 W. Jackson Boulevard
850 W. Jackson Boulevard
900-910 Skokie Boulevard
939 North Avenue Collection, LLC
1000 West Fulton
1020 North Milwaukee Avenue
1111 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook
1701 East Woodfield
1821 Walden Office Square
1827 Walden Office Square
1834 Walden Office Square
2500 Westfield Dr. – Elgin
2720 S. River Road
2800 S. River Road
2860 S. River Road
3701 Algonquin Road
4415 W. Harrison Street
4747 Lincoln Mall Dr.
4749 Lincoln Mall Dr.
5105 Tollview Drive
Abt Electronics – Glenview
Arborlake Centre
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP
Carson Pirie Scott, Eden’s Plaza
Carson Pirie Scott, Riverside Plaza
CDW Plaza
Chase Tower
Chicago Board of Trade
Chicago Midway International Airport
Chicago O’Hare International Airport
Chicago White Sox
Citadel Center
Civic Opera Building
CME Center 10 – 30 South Wacker
Commerce Plaza, Oak Brook
Courthouse Place – 54 West Hubbard
Crain’s Communications Building
– 150 North Michigan
East Bank Club
Fairmont Chicago
Fifth Third Center
– at 222 South Riverside Plaza
Goodman Theatre Center
Gordon Bros. Supply Co., Inc.
Harmswood Office Center
Highland Landmark V – Downers Grove, IL
Hilton Chicago
Hines 225 West Wacker
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
– River North
Ifergan Salons
Illinois Tollway Oases
Inland Steel Building
InterContinental Chicago
– Magnificent Mile
John Hancock Center
Kehoe Designs
Kushner and Wakefield
Lakeshore East
Lester Lampert Jewelers
Lincoln Park Zoo
Maggie Daley Park
Mercedes Benz of St. Charles
Midtown Toyota
Monroe Building
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Oak Brook Regency Towers
Oak Brook Office Center, Oak Brook, IL
Oakbrook Terrace Tower
– Oakbrook Terrace
One Lincoln Centre
– Oakbrook Terrace
One South Dearborn
One Parkway North, Deerfield
Orrington Plaza
Palmer House Hilton
Pointe O’Hare, Rosemont
Reid Murdoch Building
Salon Duo
Soldier Field
The Drake Hotel
The Field Museum
The Franklin
The Jewelers Building
The Leo Burnett Building
The Merchandise Mart
The Peninsula
The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
The Thompson Building
The Wrigley Building
Three First National Plaza
– 70 W. Madison
Tribune Tower
– 435 North Michigan Avenue
Trump International Hotel & Tower
– Chicago
Urban Innovations
– 300 West Hubbard Street
Urban Innovations
– 444 North Wells Street
Urban Innovations
445 North Wells Street
Water Tower Place
– Your GGP Shopping Destination
Westbrook Corporate Center
– Westchester
Westing Corporate Center, I, LLC
– 2056 Westings Avenue
Willis Tower
Woodfield Lexus
WRT – Marc RC, LLC
– 800 S. Wells Street

Special Thanks to:

Sterling Bay Companies
Marc Realty
Friedman Properties
Arden Realty
Tishman Speyer
Golub & Company
Boma Chicago

Light the Way Photos Through the Years



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