New York City tastemakers gathered for the tenth annual “A Hamptons Happening” fundraiser on July 26, staged at the scenic Bridgehampton estate of Maria and Kenneth Fishel.
The event raised an estimated $400,000 to benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF).
Celebrity chef David Burke was honored, along with iconic fashion designer Betsey Johnson, and Paul Ridley, co-founder of Row For Hope, to support the SWCRF’s funded research programs to reprogram cancer cells and develop less toxic treatments for patients.
Approximately 400 guests, including former stars of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City” Jill Zarin and Allyson Shapiro, and Christine Silverstein, a contestant on the current season of FOX’s Master Chef and contributor to The Savory.com, enjoyed cuisine presented by the top chefs, restaurants and food and spirits brands in New York City and the Hamptons.
The evening included an awards presentation and live auction presided over by WCBS-TV Channel 2 News anchor Chris Wragge, “A Hamptons Happening” founding co-chair Laurie Schaffran and SWCRF founder and CEO Samuel Waxman, M.D., who announced a $25,000 grant for brain cancer research established by the Fishel family in memory of Avi Concool. Wragge galvanized the audience by holding an impromptu auction to match the Fishel’s donation.
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|Dr. Samuel Waxman, Christine Silverstein, contestant in FOX’s Master Chef, and Jordan Silverstein (Photo: Tom Fitzgerald and Pam Deutchman)|
|The participating chefs at A Hamptons Happening (Photo: Tom Fitzgerald and Pam Deutchman)|
|Marion Waxman, David Burke and Dr. Samuel Waxman (Photo: Tom Fitzgerald and Pam Deutchman)|
|Betsey Johnson (Photo: Tom Fitzgerald and Pam Deutchman)|