Clinical Nutritionist Dr. Sandy Goldberg has been in private practice since 1988 specializing in medically related nutrition counseling and the treatment of eating disorders. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 and followed for a period of 14 months by a camera crew, One Woman’s Story, an intimate and groundbreaking story of her struggle, won a 2002 Emmy. Recently seguing from a 21 year role as NBC Chicago’s on air Health and Nutrition Contributor to Health and Nutrition Consultant and WGN-TV Contributor, her weekly Food for Thought garnered a broad and loyal viewership.
In 2002, her concern for the medically underserved led Dr. Sandy to found A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF) which has expanded to include 5 programs encompassing resource information and outreach, human needs funding, access to breast health testing and education. It is the foundation’s Buy A Mom A Mammogram® program that has received the most attention. To date funds raised to date have provided information about and access to cost free mammograms and diagnostic evaluation to over 10,000 uninsured and underinsured Chicago area women at 15 partner hospitals in the greater Chicagoland, Elgin, and Rockford areas.