By Judy Carmack Bross
Valentines filled with promises of family fun went out recently to supporters of the Lynn Sage Cancer Foundation, and 400 attendees of all ages partied at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago for the sweetest of celebrations that raised over $90,000 for breast cancer research.
Julie Lampert and Jennifer Meyers co-chaired “Be My Valentine” which offered kids hair-braiding stations, cookie decorating, a shootout with Skates, the Chicago Wolves mascot, a a smorgasbord of sweets, and the excitement that the Jesse White Tumblers bring. Pop up shops like Frankie’s on the Park, Enaz, and Rue De Emily treated adults to fashion fun.
All proceeds benefitted the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation and went not only to breast cancer research but also fellowships and education at Northwestern Medicine and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Since it began in1985, the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation has raised over $32 million towards advancing the understanding of breast cancer.
Credit: Sheri Whitko Photography