The annual Waxman Luncheon, benefitting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF), took place on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023, at AVRA Madison in New York. The luncheon honored Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank for his continued support of the SWCRF mission and passion for scientific advancement, raised in excess of $165,000. A live fashion presentation by Max Mara featured their stunning Spring/Summer 2023 Collection. Funds raised will support crucial SWCRF initiatives such as the International Network on Aging and Cancer Research and the Women’s Cancer Research Program.
The Waxman Luncheon also included a live auction, silent auction, and raffle with specially curated lots featuring generous donations from companies such as Chopard, Movado, Jimmy Choo, Schiaparelli, Fendi, Arlotta Cashmere, and The Baker House 1650. Heritage Auctions were the official auctioneer.
Notable attendees at the Waxman Luncheon included; Dr. Samuel Waxman, Marion Waxman, Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, Jani Aronow Gerard, Danny Miller, Dr. Lorraine Gudas, Helen Vaysman, Nancy Litman, Lauren Silvers, Erica Linden-Fineberg, Kobi Halperin, Susan Gutfreund, Ingeborg Rennert, Ramona Singer, William Brobston, Jean Shafiroff, Ingeborg Rennert, Ariella Wertheimer, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Maribel Lieberman, Larry Scott.
The Waxman Luncheon Committee included: Karen Amster-Young, Chris Arlotta, Karen Giberson, Sarah Irby, Orital Karelic, Dina Koutroumanis, Norah Lawlor, Pamela Morgan, Deanna Passarelli, Jaq Poussot, Lorri Scott, Barbara Warren, Bettina Waxman, and Andrea Wernick.
Since 1976, SWCRF has invested more than $100 million towards collaborative, cross-institutional research, supporting more than 200 investigators around the world.
The SWCRF philosophy of collaboration has led to breakthrough discoveries such as a treatment for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), developed in collaboration with researchers at the Shanghai Institute of Hematology that improved the survival rate to 95% (APL had an 80% fatality rate). Most recently, research funded by SWCRF led to an FDA-approved medication shown to reduce lung cancer tumors by up to 50% by targeting the KRAS protein.
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 www.waxmancancer.org
About Paul Jarrod Frank, M.D.:
Paul Jarrod Frank, MD is one of the most renowned cosmetic dermatologists in the world. Recognized for his minimally invasive techniques and holistic approach to cosmetic rejuvenation and age management, he is regularly featured as a skin and aging expert in the US and international media. Since opening his private practice in 2001, Dr. Frank has been a clinical investigator, brand ambassador, and consultant for numerous international skincare, technology, and pharmaceutical companies.
In the Spring of 2020, Dr. Frank launched his second book, The Pro-Aging Playbook, which emphasizes the importance of being proactive and positive in one’s attitude towards aging, as well as a guide for aesthetic rejuvenation. As a board-certified dermatologist, he has lectured around the world and has authored several articles in both consumer and professional literature. Dr. Frank is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and Chief Medical Officer at PFRANKMD by Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, a bespoke aesthetic healthcare brand, with several locations in New York, the Hamptons, and South Florida.
In May of 2023, PFRANKMD Fifth Avenue reopened after an extensive expansion. With this extensive physical expansion, PFRANKMD Fifth Avenue expanded patient offerings as well. “My vision for PFRANKMD has always been one of the multiple providers with various subspecialties offering patients an aesthetic healthcare experience for the complete pro-aging lifestyle,” says Dr. Frank. “Our patient isn’t just looking for cosmetic rejuvenation, they’re also looking for best-in-class dermatologic, functional, and integrative medical care to become the best version of themselves.”
To learn more about Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank and PFRANKMD, please visit www.pfrankmd.com and @drpauljarrodfrank.
About MAX MARA:
MAX MARA, founded in 1951 by the late visionary Achille Maramotti, is one of the highest expressions of Italian luxury and style. A contemporary collection of ready-to-wear and accessories for today’s powerful women. Recognized for its timeless designs and its luxurious fabrics, Max Mara is revered for the classification of the absolute coat, sharp suiting, and modern accessories. Max Mara is distributed in 2,500 locations in more than 100 countries worldwide. The Max Mara Fashion Group counts nine different brands. The company remains privately held and managed by the Maramotti family.
For more information, please visit: www.us.maxmara.com