Lynn Sage: Sweets to the Sweet


By Judy Carmack Bross




Lola Hoke dips her hand at the Chicago Wax Hands activity

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.


Jesse White Tumblers perform at Be My Valentine

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.


Michelle Friedman, Olivia Belmonti and Meredith Flagstad

Sherri Hoke and Lisa Reznick

Melissa Lederer and Hollis Hanover

Be My Valentine Event Co-Chairs Jennifer Meyers and Julie Lampert

Heidi Calkins, Clark Scroggins, Teddy Lampert and Be My Valentine Event Co-Chair Julie Lampert

Justin Meyers, Be My Valentine Event Co-Chair Jennifer Meyers, Sherri Hoke and Dave Hoke

Adriana San Salvador and Juliana San Salvador

Girls make flower crowns with sponsor Alice’s Table

Kristin Klein and Sarah Rudich

Girls dance to music from DJ Versage

Credit: Sheri Whitko Photography