Samuel Waxman Research Foundation

The Scene: Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Cocktail Party to Launch Hamptons Happening

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.

Dr. Samuel Waxman
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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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Mark D. Friedman, Jamie Koff, Richard Kind
Mark D. Friedman, Jamie Koff, Richard Kind | Photo Credits: Mark Sagliocco / Shutterstock

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, event chairs Mark D. Friedman and Jamie Koff, and event co-chairs, Bryan Griffin, Elena Gibbs, Bess Freedman, and Erica Linden-Fineberg.

Samuel Waxman Foundation
Atmosphere | Photo Credits: Mark Sagliocco / Shutterstock

This year’s Hamptons Happenings, one of the most anticipated events of the year on the 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:

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

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