The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation By Perry Mandera

Founded in 1985, the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF) honors Lynn Sage, a Chicago-area woman who died from breast cancer after fighting the disease for six years. Today, LSCRF maintains affiliations with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University.

LSCRF provides donor-supplied funding to research projects that are designed to improve understanding of the causes and treatments, as well as potential cures, for breast cancer. In addition, LSCRF dedicates a significant number of resources to educating the public about breast cancer prevention.

Since it was launched by 17 of Lynn Sage’s friends, LSCRF has grown significantly with a board of more than 84 people. The organization has collected more than $27 million for breast cancer research. LSCRF raises much of its money through four annual events held throughout the calendar year and relies on corporate sponsorship to maintain its nonprofit status.

About the Author

Chicago-area businessman and philanthropist Perry Mandera launched his first business in 1980 when he was just 23 years old. Today, he uses the profits from his various business successes to support several charities, including the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation.


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