Tuesday, August 07, 2012

BROOKE SHIELDS NAMED AS NEW GUEST SPEAKER AT LYNN SAGE CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION






BROOKE SHIELDS NAMED AS NEW GUEST SPEAKER
AT LYNN SAGE CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION (LSCRF)
ANNUAL FALL BENEFIT LUNCHEON ON OCTOBER 17TH, 2012

DIANE KEATON CANCELS DUE TO MOVIE COMMITMENT

LSCRF CELEBRATES OCTOBER’S BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
WITH “LIGHT THE CITY PINK”

CHICAGO – August 2012 – Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF) proudly announces model, movie star, TV actress, Broadway performer and bestselling author Brooke Shields as the newly-named Guest Speaker at its Annual Fall Benefit Luncheon on Wednesday, October 17th beginning at 11 a.m. at the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Ave. (Diane Keaton, who was originally scheduled, cancelled due to a new movie commitment). 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.

In addition to being the ultimate multi-hyphenate, Brooke Shields has won two Golden Globe nominations and five People’s Choice Awards. She also is a wife and mother and like most today, is trying to find balance while juggling her busy personal and professional life. The former child-star has been through her share of ups and downs and has found that her resilience and perseverance have powered her through some of life’s most challenging times. Some people say adversity builds character, but Shields feels adversity reveals character. She has learned to take the best, get rid of the rest, and move on. She is truly an inspirational voice of our time.
LSCRF, Chicago’s breast cancer organization, also will “Light The City Pink,” turning Chicago’s skyline pink to raise awareness throughout the month of October.

2012 Benefit Luncheon
The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation’s 27th Annual Fall Benefit is co-chaired by Michelle Friedman, Andrea Gordon and Ashley Hemphill Netzky.  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 $250 per person and sponsorships from $500 - $20,000 are available by calling 312.926.4274.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.lynnsage.org
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About the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF) 
In 1985, the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation was founded in memory of Lynn Sage, who died of breast cancer at the age of 39. Lynn's ability to endure a six-year struggle with her spirit and dignity intact inspired 18 family members and close friends to establish a foundation to help others battling breast cancer. In the last 27 years, the Foundation has raised more than $25 million, and the original group of 18 has grown to 106 members serving on three boards.
LSCRF supports the innovations that contribute to the understanding and research of breast cancer.  LSCRF works in partnership with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University to benefit women today and in the future. For more information on the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation or to make a donation, go to www.lynnsage.org
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About Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is the parent of Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital, an 894-bed academic medical center hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, a 205-bed community hospital located in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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 comprises 894 beds, 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 possesses nursing Magnet Status, the nation’s highest recognition for patient care and nursing excellence.  It is also listed in 13 clinical specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 “America’s Best Hospitals” guide and ranks No. 1 in Chicago in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals metro area rankings. For 12 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 13 years.


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