The Lynn Sage Story

Dedicated to the memory of 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.

In 1985, to honor her struggle and applaud her strength, a small group of Lynn’s family and friends established a foundation in her name. The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation is a world-class philanthropic organization internationally known for supporting state-of-the-art patient care, exceptional educational outreach programs and the kind of revolutionary research that brings us closer to a cure.

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation is proud to be in partnership with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. This partnership is leading the way in ground-breaking research in the fight against breast cancer.

Combining the Foundation’s commitment and capabilities with the Hospital’s reputation and resources, these organizations have built a powerful partnership that provides women with truly exceptional care today, and will continue to do so well into the future.

As a result of the millions of dollars we have invested in Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the foundation proudly helped to open the Lynn Sage Breast Screening Center in 1997 and today, we also share our name with the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center. Today, the Breast Center is the largest program of its kind in the state of Illinois and the Midwest, with more than 90,000 patient visits annually and a facility providing women and their families access to the most up-to-date technological and medical advances in the field of breast cancer.

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