Several North Shore restaurants and nearby eateries are participating in the Lynn Sage Foundation’s In Good Taste campaign to fund research efforts by doctors at local hospitals. The restaurants include Francesca’s North in Northbrook, Francesca’s Intimo in Lake Forest, and Ron of Japan Steakhouse, Disotto and Bluegrass in Highland Park. A bit further north, The Chocolate Sanctuary in Gurnee also is participating.
This is the 10th anniversary of the foundation’s In Good Taste campaign, and more than 160 Chicago-area restaurants and bars are involved. Throughout October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, participating restaurants will donate proceeds from “In Good Taste” dishes, desserts and drinks to the Lynn Sage Scholars Program. Patrons also can add a donation directly to their bill.
The scholars program to date has raised more than $2.5 million for researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Of that total, more than $1.3 million has come from the In Good Taste program.
In 2017, for the first time, the foundation will fund three scholars simultaneously.
“Our ability to continue funding multiple scholars at institutions like Northwestern and Rush universities is dependent upon the success of fundraising campaigns such as In Good Taste,” said Laura Sage. “We provide two-year scholarships to doctors early in their career. Our focus is on innovative, novel research that will create a better future for breast cancer patients.”
Laura founded the Lynn Sage Foundation with her sister Hallee Sage in honor of their mother, Lynn, who died from breast cancer when she was 39.
Other Chicago and Chicago-area restaurants participating in the In Good Taste program include Barrio, Big Star, Coda Di Vopa, Eli’s Cheesecake, Gibson’s, Le Colonial, Little Goat Diner, Porter Kitchen, Piccolo Sogno, Ramen-san and many more. Please click here for a complete list: www.lynnsagefoundation.org/in-good-taste/.
In Good Taste will run through October 31, 2017.
Order any of the following in October — among many other items at local restaurants — and you’ll be supporting breast cancer research: