SALLY FIELD ANNOUNCED AS GUEST SPEAKER AT LYNN SAGE CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION (LSCRF) ANNUAL FALL BENEFIT LUNCHEON ON OCTOBER 14, 2014
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF) proudly announces Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress, director and producer Sally Field as Guest Speaker at its Annual Fall Benefit Luncheon on Tuesday, October 14 at the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Ave. Proceeds will support innovative contributions to breast cancer research and educational programs, as well as fellowships, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
LSCRF, Chicago’s breast cancer organization, also will “Light the Way to Find a Cure,” turning Chicago’s skyline pink to raise awareness throughout the month of October.
Annual Fall Benefit Luncheon
The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation’s Annual Fall Benefit Luncheon is co-chaired by D’Rita Robinson andLisa Saul. The luncheon will begin at 11 a.m. A silent purse auction to “Purse-sue the Cure” will feature new and collectible handbags from preeminent retailers, upscale boutiques and private collections. Event tickets are $275 per person, and sponsorships from $500 – $25,000 are available. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 312.926.7133 and at www.lynnsage.org. Please consider securing your ticket early for preferred seating.
About the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF)
Since its inception in 1985, LSCRF has raised nearly $30 million toward advancing the understanding of breast cancer. For the last 23 years, LSCRF has been affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, helping to fund research at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center in novel treatments, education and early detection of breast cancer. LSCRF also funds fellowships in areas such as breast surgery, medical oncology and breast reconstruction to ensure that more patients have access to professionals with advanced training in the treatment of breast cancer. For more information on the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation or to make a donation, go to www.lynnsage.org.
About Northwestern Medicine®
Northwestern Medicine® is the collaboration between Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine around a strategic vision to transform the future of healthcare. It encompasses the research, teaching and patient care activities of the academic medical center. Sharing a commitment to superior quality, academic excellence and patient safety, the organizations within Northwestern Medicine comprise more than 9,000 clinical and administrative staff, 3,100 medical and science faculty and 700 students. The entities involved in Northwestern Medicine remain separate organizations. Northwestern Medicine is a trademark of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and is used by Northwestern University.
About Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Northwestern Memorial is one of the country’s premier academic medical center hospitals and is the primary teaching hospital of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Along with its Prentice Women’s Hospital and Stone Institute of Psychiatry, the hospital has 1,705 affiliated physicians and 6,769 employees. Northwestern Memorial is recognized for providing exemplary patient care and state-of-the art advancements in the areas of cardiovascular care; women’s health; oncology; neurology and neurosurgery; solid organ and soft tissue transplants and orthopaedics.
Northwestern Memorial has nursing Magnet Status, the nation’s highest recognition for patient care and nursing excellence. Northwestern Memorial ranks 6th in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report 2013-14 Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. The hospital is recognized in 14 of 16 clinical specialties rated by U.S. News and is No. 1 in Illinois and Chicago in U.S. News’ 2013-14 state and metro rankings, respectively. For 14 years running, Northwestern Memorial has been rated among the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” guide by Working Mother magazine. The hospital is a recipient of the prestigious National Quality Health Care Award and has been chosen by Chicagoans as the Consumer Choice according to the National Research Corporation’s annual survey for 15 consecutive years.
About the Lurie Cancer Center
The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University is dedicated to scientific discovery, advancing medical knowledge, providing compassionate, state-of-the-art cancer care, and training the next generation of clinicians and scientists. Outstanding basic, translational, and clinical research complements a full range of prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care programs for all types of cancer.
One of only two National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Illinois, the Lurie Cancer Center is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of 25 of the world’s leading cancer centers dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of cancer care, and of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium. Learn more about the Lurie Cancer Center at cancer.northwestern.edu.