When Bobby Zarin
was diagnosed with thyroid cancer six years ago, he found he had a secret weapon: his wife Jill. Jill's secret weapon: Dr. Samuel Waxman. Hamptons.com caught up with Jill at the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation
's 11th Annual "A Hamptons Happening," honoring Bobby, Sun Capital
Partners Co-CEO Marc J. Leder and St. John's Fabrics, at the home of Maria and Kenneth Fishel
Marc Leder. (Photo: Pam Deutchman for Society-In-Focus)
Reality star turned entrepreneur/actress, Jill's world was rocked when, six years ago, Bobby, Zarin Fabrics Chairman and real estate developer, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Since then, Jill has run Bobby's medical care like a CEO. From Memorial Sloan Kettering to the Mayo Clinic Primary Care Physician Dr. Vidya Valada to sea cucumber supplements, Jill's commitment to "keeping Bobby healthy and living a normal life" is boundless. By her side through it all, pouring over test results and treatment protocols has been Waxman.
"We met Sam and Marion on a cruise ship with my parents and we struck up a friendship," Jill told us. "I asked him for help and he became a consiglieri of sorts, managing all the information that was coming in. With cancer, often if you ask different people what to do, you're going to get different answers. The more opinions and information, the more questions. Although Sam is not officially part of Bobby's medical team, he has been guiding and explaining everything to us in layman terms."
The Zarin's recently shared their story with People
Magazine, with an unexpected result. "Andy Sabin
, a friend, called to say he had no idea and wanted to connect us to the President of the Board of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, a phenomenal institution," noted Jill. "When you keep things a secret, people who might be able to help you don't know. After the fact, it's too late. There's no benefit to keeping things private, except ego. I found by sharing, we're not only helping people, but they're helping us."
"A Hamptons Happening" co-founders Marion Waxman and Laurie Schaffran chaired the even with Michael Trokel and Pamela Morgan. CBS
anchor Chris Wragge
was the evening's emcee. Additional chairpersons included Jessica Cohen as auction chair, Kara Council as marketing chair, Erica Fineberg as journal chair, Sarah Sarpolis as PR and social media
chair and Christine Silverstein as chefs chair. "A Hamptons Happening" committee included Karen Amster-Young, Chris Arlotta, Tammy Caress, Maria Fishel, Kenneth Fishel, Jennifer Gould Keil, Adrienne Kantor, Robert Kantor, Marcia Lavipour, Jessica Mackin
, Mario Pecoraro, Edward Sadovnik, Jamie Safier, Bettina Waxman
, Spencer Waxman, and Jill Zarin
Financial sponsorships were provided by Douglas Elliman
Real Estate, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, Northern Trust, Palm Bay International
, St. John, Sun Capital Partners, Inc. and Spencer and Bettina Waxman. Beer, wine and spirits were provided by Ommegang Beer, Palm Bay International Wines and Double Cross Vodka, respectively. Attendees enjoyed music from hot New York DJ Super Dave provided by Allen Dalton
Production and event production was by LBS Productions.
For more information, visit www.waxmancancer.org.
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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.
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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.
New York Title Abstract Services, Inc.
We are a title insurance services company dedicated to promptly delivering fully compliant and accurate reports, and title insurance, for residential and commercial real estate throughout New York State. Headquartered in the Hamptons, our professional team has extensive real estate experience and understands the business from all sides including title insurance, legal, sales, governmental, banking, and lending regulations.
As the owner’s representative our practice encompasses all aspects of a project from pre-purchase property due diligence, program development iterations, advisement on systems, analyze contracts/vendors, critical path analysis, feasibility and schedule. The strength of our approach is in facilitating organized communication. We strongly analyze all representations and warranties for the protection and benefit of our client.
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