Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Silver Lining Foundation’s 3rd Annual Naughty or Nice Party

A benefit event raising money to provide mammograms for those in need on Dec. 3

Join the Auxiliary Board of A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF) for its 3rd Annual Naughty or Nice Party , 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 at District Bar (170 W. Ontario, Chicago). Proceeds will fund no cost mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women. Tickets can be purchased online for $50 at or at the door.

Guests who attend ASLF’s 3rd Annual Naughty or Nice Party not only will have the chance to enjoy four hours of premium bar, appetizers and live entertainment provided by the band ‘Sorry For Partying’, while supporting ASLF’s Buy A Mom A Mammogram program which funds no  cost screening mammograms and diagnostic evaluation to uninsured and underinsured women at six partner hospitals.

Both the “naughty” and “nice” will have the chance to participate in a raffle and a great silent auction that will include items such as spa packages, entertainment items, and tickets to sporting events. Don’t miss a chance to enjoy this fun evening while providing silver linings to those in need of a potential life-saving mammogram.

About A Silver Lining FoundationSince the Buy A Mom A Mammogram program's inception in 2006, ASLF has provided more than 2,500 women with information about and access to no cost screening mammograms. In response to the growing number of women needing follow up due to a possible abnormality, the foundation began funding diagnostic testing in 2007. Since its launch in 2002 by Dr. Sandy Goldberg, ASLF has provided more than 450,000 people with information about cancer resources, treatment options and support services.

The philosophy of the foundation is based on two phrases Dr. Goldberg's late mother used to live by: “No matter what your situation, you have to see the silver lining,” and “We are all family, and we have to help each other through the tough times.” With 59 million Americans currently living without health insurance, the Buy A Mom A Mammogram program provides a silver lining to those in need.

ASLF’s administrative offices are located at 134 N. LaSalle, Ste. 1218, Chicago, 60602. The organization runs three cancer related programs: Buy A Mom A Mammogram, the Chicagoland Cancer Information Coalition (CCIC) and The Evelyn Goldberg Center at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago. For more information on A Silver Lining Foundation, please call (312) 345-1322 or visit Subscribe to the ASLF blog at

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Silver Lining Foundation's Dr. Sandy Goldberg moderates Many Faces of Breast Cancer event

A Silver Lining Foundation founder and breast cancer survivor Dr. Sandy Goldberg, Ph.D. moderates the upcoming Many Faces of Breast Cancer event, "Living with Advanced Breast Cancer" 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the Wyndham Chicago (633 N. St. Clair St., Chicago).

"Living with Advanced Breast Cancer," is an educational event focused on the unique needs and issues faced by women living with advanced breast cancer. Hear from leading medical professionals and inspirational women living with advanced disease, and learn about local resources and support. Leading medical professionals provide insight into the clinical and emotional impact of advanced breast cancer, information about the latest research, and more.

Joining Dr. Sandy, who also serves as NBC Chicago's Health and Nutrition Contributer, are Virginia Kaklamani, M.D., D.Sc., Director of Translational Breast Cancer Research and Co-Director of the Cancer Genetics Program, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Northwestern University; and Ruta Rao, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Rush University Medical Center.

Registration for the event begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission, parking and refreshments are complimentary.

To RSVP, call (877) 267-2316 or e-mail

For more information on A Silver Lining Foundation, visit