Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation – Hamptons Happening
- Posted on: Jul 16 2021
Celebs hit the Hamptons for busy weekend out East
By Mara Siegler, July 12, 2021
… Meanwhile, Ramona Singer, Chef David Burke, Jean Shafiroff, and Jane Scher were spotted at the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s “Hamptons Happening” benefit on the expansive grounds of Ken and Maria Fishel’s estate on Saturday night.
Guests dined on food from local restaurants and were treated to an improv rap performance by members from Broadway’s “Freestyle Love Supreme” Aneesa Folds, Jay Ellis and beatboxer Chris Sullivan, who managed to seamlessly work in the name of the benefit into their rhymes several times. The event raised $400,000…
Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation
The mission of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) is to eradicate cancer by funding collaborative cross-institutional research to identify and correct abnormal gene function that cause cancer. This research is the basis for developing minimally toxic treatments for all patients with cancer.
- The SWCRF was founded in 1976 by Samuel Waxman, M.D., a notable oncologist and physician-scientist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
- Since its inception, the SWCRF has funded approximately $100 million in cancer research.
- The SWCRF focuses on funding cutting-edge research that uncovers cancer-causing abnormal gene function.
- A key goal of SWCRF is to develop minimally toxic treatments based on correcting cancer-causing gene function associated with all forms of cancer.
- The SWCRF funds a research collaboration in China that leads to the discovery of a treatment for a form of leukemia and improving patient survival rate from less than 25% to greater than 95%.
- Through the SWCRF “Institute Without Walls”, we fund a network of 30 researchers who are some of the brightest scientific minds in North America, Asia, and Europe.