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Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Cocktail Party to Launch Hamptons Happening & Step Up To Turn Cancer Off

Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Cocktail Party to Launch Hamptons Happening & Step Up To Turn Cancer Off

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted a special Cocktail Party on Wednesday, April 27th, 2023, at Versa in New York City to kick off two vital SWCRF fundraising events: the 19th Annual Hamptons Happening and the virtual Step Up To Turn Off Cancer endurance event.

Hamptons Happening 2023 Honorees: Chef Ralph Scamardella, EVP & Chief Culinary Officer, TAO Group, Lori and Scott Levine, Co-Founders, Scott’s Protein Balls, Denise Albert, CEO and Co-Founder, My Cancer Family, Anna Zuckerman, Founder, Chief Designer Anna Zuckerman Luxury (photo credits: SWCRF)

Events such as these have allowed SWCRF to invest more than $100 million towards collaborative cancer research programs, supporting hundreds of investigators around the world. SWCRF-funded scientists have made many breakthrough discoveries in the fight against cancer. 

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Leesa Rowland (photo credit: Mark Sagliocco / Shutterstock)
Mark D. Friedman, Jamie Koff, Richard Kind
James Ingram

Notable attendees included: Dr. Samuel Waxman, SWCRF CEO, and Founder, this year’s Hamptons Happening honorees Lori and Scott Levine, Richard Kind, James Ingram, Leesa Rowland, Orital Karelic, Marion Waxman, designer Kobi Halperin, Randi Schatz, Nadja Sayej, Brigitte Segura, event chairs Mark D. Friedman and Jamie Koff, and event co-chairs, Bryan Griffin, Elena Gibbs, Bess Freedman, and Erica Linden-Fineberg.

Randi Schatz (photo credit: Mark Sagliocco / Shutterstock)
Nadja Sayej
Olga Ferrara

This year’s Hamptons Happenings, one of the most anticipated events of the year on Hampton’s summer schedule, will be held on Saturday, July 8th, 2023, at the Bridgehampton Estate of Kenneth and Maria Fishel. Attendees will enjoy a night of delicious tastings from dozens of chefs, restaurants, and beverage companies all while raising critical funds for cancer research. For more information please visit:

Scott, Levine, Lori Levine
Orital Karelic, Marion Waxman, Kobi Halperin (photo credit: Mark Sagliocco / Shutterstock)

The Step Up To Turn Cancer Off is a virtual fundraising event where participants keep track of their physical activities in order to reach their daily “step” goal.  An easy-to-use online tool will convert nearly any activity such as walking, running swimming, dancing, yoga, gardening, etc. into steps. Participants can register individually or as a team and then share progress with peers and family to garner donations. The week-long challenge runs from June 19th through 26th, 2023. For more information, to register, or to sponsor a participant or team, visit

Mark D. Friedman, Bess Freedman (photo credit: Mark Sagliocco / Shutterstock)


Dr. Samuel Waxman, Bryan Griffin

About the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF):

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is an international organization dedicated to curing and preventing cancer. The Foundation is a pioneer in cancer research and its mission is to eradicate cancer by funding cutting-edge research that identifies and corrects abnormal gene function that causes cancer and develops minimally toxic treatments for patients. 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 more than $100 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers across the globe. For more information, visit

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