"Be My Valentine" Family Event

February 5, 2010 10:06:00 AM PST
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation warms hearts with the "Be My Valentine" family event. Cupid thinks pink this Sunday when Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation hosts the "Be My Valentine Family Event." The fun-filled benefit will feature brunch, Valentine's activities for kids and a special concert by award-winning children's musician Justin Roberts and his Not Ready for Naptime Players. Chicago's favorite indie kids' music artist, Justin creates smart, pop music that parents will enjoy as much as their children. His latest CD is "Pop Fly," and he and the Not Ready for Naptime Players are currently recording a batch of new songs for their next release which should be coming out in the summer. Justin, a former Montessori teacher is based in Evanston and has won five Parent's Choice Gold Awards.

"Be My Valentine" will be held on Sunday, February 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Four Seasons, 120 East Delaware Place, Chicago. It is co-chaired by Ashley Hemphill Netzky and Lara Shipp Shiffman; all proceeds benefit the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation. Tickets are $70 for adults and $40 for children in advance and $90 for adults and $50 for children at the door. Tickets are available by ordering online at www.lynnsage.org or by calling 312-926-7133.

About the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF)

The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation was founded in 1985, 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 17 family members and close friends to establish a foundation to help others battling breast cancer. In the last 24 years, the Foundation has raised more than $20 million, and the original group of 17 has grown to 84 members serving on two boards. LSCRF supports the innovations that contribute to the understanding, research and treatment 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.

About Northwestern Memorial Hospital Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of the country's premier academic medical centers 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 897 beds, 1,424 affiliated physicians and 6,464 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 orthopedics. Northwestern Memorial possesses nursing Magnet Status, the nation's highest recognition for patient care and nursing excellence, and it is listed in 11 clinical specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2008 "America's Best Hospitals" guide. For seven years running, it has been rated among the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" guide by Working Mother magazine. The hospital is a repeat recipient of the prestigious National Quality Health Care Award and for more than a decade has been chosen by Chicagoans as their "most preferred hospital" according to the National Research Corporation's annual survey.

MORE ABOUT JUSTIN ROBERTS With a sound reminiscent of the Beach Boys, but seeped with the fun and frivolity of childhood, singer-songwriter Justin Roberts brings his blend of humor, playful alliteration and entertaining melodies to the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, in Glen Ellyn at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 6. A mainstay on the preschool-based Noggin Network and a favorite of the Parents' Choice Awards, Robert's first CD was listed as one of the best music gifts of the year by "Sesame Street Parents Magazine." The former Montessori preschool teacher, who connects with both adult and child audiences, has been compared to Nick Lowe, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello and punk icons The Ramones. Roberts' tunes offer odes to outer space, sea life and other subjects that both entertain and educate young audiences. Each year, Roberts performs before thousands of children at Seattle's Bumbershoot festival and at Chicago's Ravinia. Roberts is one of many nationally-known children's artists to perform at the MAC's SchoolStage program; it serves more than 9,000 students annually, presenting music and theater outreach programs designed to expose children to live performance. Tickets are $14. For more information, call the MAC Ticket Office at (630) 942-4000, or visit: www.atthemac.org. For more information, visit www.justinroberts.org or www.justinrobertsmusic.com.

10 am to 1 pm
Sunday, February 7
Four Seasons Chicago
120 East Delaware Place