Mission: The foundation supports innovative contributions to the understanding, research, and treatment of breast cancer, in partnership with northwestern memorial hospital and the robert h. Lurie comprehensive cancer center of northwestern university.
Programs: Founded in 1985, the lynn sage cancer research foundation (lscrf) has raised more than $30 million to support northwestern memorial hospital since its inception. In 2016, lscrf made a new $3 million, four-year pledge to continue support of northwestern memorial hospital. Lscrf is dedicated to raising funds that advance innovative research projects, educational programs, and patient care initiatives for breast cancer patients. Aided by the contributions of partners and friends, lscrf is able to provide significant support to the lynn sage breast cancer program at the robert h. Lurie comprehensive cancer center of northwestern university and to the lynn sage comprehensive breast center at northwestern memorial hospital. Funded projects make a difference in understanding better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat breast cancer. Grants: lscrf awards seed funding for research that demonstrates the potential to improve the detection and treatment of breast cancer. These grants help researchers pursue promising ideas and novel concepts. For projects that demonstrate great potential, researchers can then pursue larger grants from organizations and governmental agencies such as the national cancer institute. The breast cancer leadership at northwestern annually selects the most worthy projects. Funding to explore new ideas is essential to finding a cure for breast cancer. For every $1. 00 lscrf has awarded to breast cancer research at northwestern, $4. 00 is awarded by the national cancer institute and other granting agencies. Fellowships: lscrf has funded 45 fellows in the areas of breast surgery, breast imaging, breast medical oncology, breast reconstruction, and obstetrics and gynecology, ensuring that there are more physicians who have specialized training in the research and treatment of breast cancer. Education: the lynn sage breast cancer symposium, which is now one of the largest medical education conferences in the world devoted to educating community clinicians on the latest information on breast cancer. Doctors from over 28 countries have participated in this 4 day conference.
It is so great to see a CEO or Administrator not take compensation for an organization that is suppose to be philanthropic; my question is always where is there heart for the cause, rather than putting there hand into the pocket of all those little donors trying to do their part for the cause!