Eating our way through the 12th Annual A Hamptons Happening, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation
(SWCRF), and listening to honoree Sandra Lee
at the podium, reminded us of the connection between tasty, nutritious food and recovery. An even clearer connection to recovery is the research Waxman's SWCRF helms and funds.
Waxman's research career has focused on developing minimally toxic, new cancer therapies, and identifying pathways to deliver the drugs. The success that he's had and the lives that he's saved make him the go-to guy for celebrities and socialites. In the past, collaborating with other researchers around the world, he came up with a cure for a rare leukemia. Last year, Waxman and his fellow lab researchers made a major discovery to help treat triple-negative breast cancer. What makes Waxman's foundation so effective?
Honorees Dierdre Quinn, Sandra Lee, and Jayma Cardoso. (Photo: Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com)
"When this foundation gives out grants for research," honoree Sandra Lee told the room, "the requirement is that they share their findings. Unless we share our findings, we will never find a cure for cancer. We must all work together."
"What we want to do," Dr. Waxman said, "is understand the cause of cancer at the root level, how this happens. We want to make treatments come about that are scientifically based. This is not a new story for us. That's been our mission for 40 years. I'd like to say we've been ahead of the curve all these years. It's quite a unique research brain trust that we have."
The benefit, held at the residence of Maria and Kenneth Fishel
, featured 40 of the top chefs and restaurants from New York City
and the Hamptons. CBS2 News
anchor Chris Wragge
hosted. Besides Sandra Lee, philanthropist, Emmy
winning television personality, New York Times
best-selling author and breast cancer survivor; Jayma Cardoso
, Founder of the Surf Lodge
in Montauk; and Deirdre Quinn, CEO of the luxury fashion company Lafayette 148 New York, were also honored.
Through the Foundation's collaborative group of world-class scientists, the Institute Without Walls, investigators share information and tools to speed the pace of cancer research. Since its inception in 1976, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has awarded approximately $90 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers across the globe.
Honorary Lead Chef Francois Payard. (Photo: Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com)
This year's A Hamptons Happening was chaired by event Co-Founders Marion Waxman and Laurie Schaffran and Co-Chair Karen Amster-Young. Additional chairpersons included Erin Jennifer Woudsma as Auction Chair and Erica Linden-Fineberg as Journal Chair. LDV Hospitality was the featured restaurant group at the event. The Honorary Lead Chef Couple was Fernanda Capobianco, founder of Vegan Divas, journalist and cookbook author; and Francois Payard, pastry chef, restaurateur and author.
Notable attendees included: Dr. Samuel Waxman, Marion N. Waxman, A Hamptons Happening Founding Co-Chair Laurie L. Schaffran, A Hamptons Happening Co-Chair Karen Amster-Young, A Hamptons Happening Journal Chair Erica Fineberg, Event Host Kenneth Fishel, Event Host Maria Fishel, Event Host Bradley Fishel, Chris Wragge, honoree Sandra Lee, honoree Jayma Cardoso, honoree Deirdre Quinn, Honorary Lead Chef Fernanda Capobianco, Honorary Lead Chef Francois Payard, SWCRF Chairman Michael Nierenberg
, A Hamptons Happening Benefit Committee Member Chris Arlotta, A Hamptons Happening Benefit Committee Member Jessica Mackin
, A Hamptons Happening Benefit Committee Member Pamela Morgan, A Hamptons Happening Benefit Committee Member Sarah Sarpolis, Jill Zarin
and Ramona Singer
For more information about Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, visit www.waxmancancer.org.
Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices
from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968
Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff.
Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.
Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.
Burner Law Group, P.C.
Burner Law Group, P.C. are full service elder law attorneys concentrating in the areas of Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration and Litigation, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law. Offices in East Setauket‚ NY, Westhampton Beach, NY, and New York, NY.