Monday, October 26, 2009

The Many Faces of Breast Cancer

Celebrate the first Many Faces of Breast Cancer event in Chicago with A Silver Lining Foundation from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Wyndham Chicago (633 N. St. Clair St.).

The Many Faces of Breast Cancer event educates women about their ricks and provides information and support for the growing community of breast cancer survivors. Through an engaging panel of leading medical experts, moderated by Dr. Sandy Goldberg, founder of A Silver Lining Foundation and NBC5 Health and Nutrition Contributor, this event addresses a range of survivorship issues, focused on the latest information about diagnosis, treatment, prevention as well as the key survivorship issues that directly affect the 2.5 million survivors in the U.S. today.

The battle against breast cancer is rife with obstacles, and the fight and need to remain educated does not end after the initial treatment. Breast cancer survivors are at the greatest risk of their cancer returning within the first five years after completing treatment and events like The Many Faces of Breast Cancer provide support during as well as after treatments.

To RSVP please call 1-877-267-2316 or email Registration begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28 and admission, refreshments and parking are free. For more information on A Silver Lining Foundation visit

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Share the Love with A Silver Lining Foundation This Sweetest Day

Don’t forget to celebrate Sweetest Day, Saturday, October 17, with A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF). One donation can purchase a breast cancer screening mammogram for a sweetheart through ASLF’s Buy A Mom A Mammogram™ program. Buy A Mom A Mammogram™ funds no cost screening mammograms and follow up diagnostic testing when indicated to uninsured and underinsured individuals in a timely, dignified and respectful fashion. ASLF has provided 3,000 individuals with information about and access to no cost mammograms.

To donate or for more information, call ASLF at (312) 345-1322 or visit

Salsa Lessons at Dance Pink Will Benefit A Silver Lining Foundation

Temperatures may be dropping outside, but the fun heats up indoors with an evening of sizzling Latin Dance music. Dance Pink presents the sultry event from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 at Rumba (351 W. Hubbard St., Chicago).

The night features a salsa lesson, raffle prizes and an opportunity to dance with Chicago's top instructors. Advance tickets are available for $35, which includes a buffet from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., and one complimentary drink. Tickets are $50 at the door. The best part? Proceeds from the event will benefit A Silver Lining Foundation.

Dance Pink is committed to raising awareness about the higher-risk and less positive outcomes of breast cancer among low-income and uninsured women, and to raise funds to increase access to early detection and affordable screening. It's the perfect match for A Silver Lining Foundation, which ensures dignified, respectful and equal access to quality cancer education and services for all, by creating meaningful partnerships with community, advocacy and healthcare organizations.

For tickets, visit or press here. For more information on A Silver Lining Foundation, please visit

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Silver Lining Foundation Receives $25,000 Donation from Jewel-Osco

A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF) raised more than $170,000 this past Saturday, October 3 at the fifth annual A Sterling Event, the foundation's an annual black-tie gala at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Founded by breast cancer survivor and NBCChicago nutrition expert Dr. Sandy Goldberg, ASLF provides breast cancer resources, including treatment options and support services, to uninsured and underinsured patients.

During the gala, Jewel-Osco president Keith Nielsen was presented with the Evy Award, in recognition of Jewel-Osco’s contributions to ASLF and for perpetuating the legacy of Goldberg's late mother Evelyn “Evy” Goldberg. The Evy Award is given each year to an individual who lives by Evelyn Goldberg’s philosophy that, “We are all family and we have to help each other through the tough times.”

Nielsen then presented Goldberg with a $25,000 check on behalf of Jewel-Osco to support the programs of ASLF. Jewel-Osco has supported ASLF in the past by holding events to pre-qualify women in Jewel-Osco stores for no-cost screening mammograms and through generous contributions to ASLF’s Buy A Mom A Mammogram™ program, which funds the mammograms.
“In his unwavering support of A Silver Lining, Keith has honored the philosophy that my mother lived by, and we are thrilled to work with him and Jewel-Osco,” Goldberg said after the check presentation. “Jewel-Osco’s continued support is appreciated not only by us at A Silver Lining, but by the thousands of patients we have helped in the past and will help in the future.”

Underwritten by Robert and Barbara Sherman for the fourth consecutive year, 100 percent of funds raised at the gala, including proceeds from the live auction and silent auction and check from Jewel-Osco, will support ASLF’s three programs.

The event drew 300 guests, who enjoyed passed appetizers and cocktails, a live auction and silent auction, vocal stylings of famed cabaret singer Nan Mason, the beats of Rhythym City and the hosting duo of KISS-FM’s Ty Bentli and NBC-5’s Ginger Zee.

The energetic live auction was one of the best live auctions in recent Chicago history, led by noted professional auctioneer David Goodman and raising more than $60,000. Coveted packages included once in a lifetime opportunities, like a five-night trip to Hawaii with airfare included; a trip for two to New York’s Spring 2010 Fashion Week; a chauffeur-driven outing to a taping of the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” followed by a private shopping trip at Bloomingdale’s; and a New Year’s trip to a private Tuscan farmhouse in Cortona, Italy.

For more information on A Silver Lining Foundation, please visit or call (312) 345-1322.