"Chicago's In Good Taste" campaign

October 5, 2009 9:06:20 AM PDT
Local restaurants and businesses unite to raise money for breast cancer researchThe second annual Chicago's In Good Taste campaign is now underway. Organized by Lynn Sage Foundation, (lynnsagefoundation.org), the campaign brings together Chicago area restaurants and businesses during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in order to raise money for breast cancer research. The campaign hopes to unite Chicagoans and visitors by providing them with a straightforward way to assist in finding a cure for cancer. When dining at participating restaurants and frequenting local businesses, patrons can choose to donate money to the Lynn Sage Foundation lynnsagefoundation.org by adding one dollar or more to their bill throughout the month of October. A simple way to get involved, Chicago's in Good Taste provides a hassle-free way to support the cause and the 190,000 women that will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.

Last year, over 50 restaurants participated in Chicago's In Good Taste Campaign with Eleven City Diner raising the most money. This year The Lynn Sage Foundation hopes to have over 100 participating restaurants, salons and retail stores. Patrons of diningin.comnationwide will also be able to make a donation to the foundation on their delivery orders.

One hundred percent of the funds raised throughout the month of October will go directly to breast cancer care, education and research by scholars at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Under the direction of Dr. Steven T. Rosen, the center's well-established program in breast cancer research is fortified by a state-of-the-art, 15,000-square-foot research facility, providing a revolutionary space for finding a cure.

A courageous spirit and mother of two, Lynn Sage was diagnosed with breast cancer at the early age of 34, leaving behind her family and friends at the age of 39. Dedicated to her strong will and charismatic personality, the Lynn Sage Foundation was founded by her family, who has been raising funds for breast cancer research for over twenty years. The family is very grateful to have the support of a Board of over 25 friends helping with the Chicago's In Good Taste campaign.

ABOUT THE LYNN SAGE FOUNDATION

In 2005, to honor her struggle and applaud her strength, Lynn's family established the Lynn Sage Foundation, lynnsagefoundation.org which is committed to the discovery of a cure for breast cancer. To achieve this goal, the Foundation has partnered with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, a nationally recognized leader in breast cancer care, education and research. The Cancer Center, under the direction of Dr. Steven T. Rosen and co-led by renowned investigators Drs. Charles Clevenger and Seema Khan, is one of only two National Cancer Institute-designated "Comprehensive" Cancer Centers in the State of Illinois. The Cancer Center's solid, well-established program in breast cancer research is fortified by a new, state-of-the-art, 15,000-square-foot research facility that was opened in the spring of 2005.

In 2008, after supporting Dr. Jacqueline Jeruss for two years, The Lynn Sage Scholars Program introduced the second Lynn Sage Scholar, Dr. Virginia Kaklamani. An accomplished physician-scientist who completed her fellowship training in Hematology-Oncology through the Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Kaklamani focuses primarily on breast, ovarian, and colon cancer risk. The Lynn Sage Foundation is striving to raise more than $100,000 to support Dr. Kaklamani's second year of research as a Lynn Sage Scholar.

BUSINESSES PARTICIPATING IN CHICAGO'S IN GOOD TASTE

  • Adobo Grill x 2
  • Ambra Salon & European Spa
  • Basil Leaf Café
  • Bijan's Bistro
  • Black Duck Tavern and Grille
  • Bluegrass - Highland Park
  • Branch 27
  • Brasserie Jo
  • Brownstone Tavern & Grill
  • Bull & Bear
  • Café Bionda
  • Café Matou
  • Caffe De Luca
  • Chicago Bagel Authority
  • The Clubhouse -- Oakbrook
  • Club Lucky
  • David Burke's Primehouse
  • DiningIn.com
  • Dublin's
  • Duchamp
  • Eleven City Diner *
  • Entourage -- Schaumburg
  • Eve
  • Flat Top Grill - all 12 locations
  • Flatwater
  • Garrett Ripley's
  • Gaslight
  • George the Salon
  • The Grille on Laurel -- Lake
  • Forrest
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Howl at the Moon
  • Japonais
  • John's Place x 2
  • Justin's
  • Kirkwood
  • La Tache
  • Le Colonial
  • Le Titi de Paris -- Arlington Heights
  • Marcellos -- Lincoln Park and Northbrook
  • Marge's Still
  • Marianne Strokirk Salons
  • Marigold
  • Market Bar
  • Martini Park
  • Mitchell's
  • Mizu Yakitori
  • MK
  • Motel Bar
  • Moto
  • Nick's Fish Market
  • N9NE
  • Old Towne Pizza Pub
  • Opentable.com
  • Otom
  • Perennial
  • RA Sushi
  • The Redhead Piano Bar
  • Rockit Bar & Grill
  • Salon 1800 x 2
  • Salute Wine Bar
  • Sarah's Pastries and Candies
  • Schoolyard
  • Sidebar
  • Sola
  • South Water Kitchen
  • Southport Grocery and Café
  • Suckers Candy
  • Sushi Lounge
  • Tallgrass - Lockport
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little One
  • Venus Greek-Cypriot Cuisine
  • Vinci
  • Westend
  • Zak's Place -- Hinsdale

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