The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted its fourth annual Collaborating for a Cure Luncheon at the private Upper East Side residence of Andrea Stark on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017. The event featured a fashion presentation by luxury fashion house Carolina Herrera, who presented their pre-fall 2017 collection before a private audience, with all event proceeds benefiting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.
Event Chairs included Lauren Lawrence, Pamela Morgan, Andrea Stark and Marion Waxman, with Erica Linden-Fineberg as Co-Chair. The Event Committee included Sharon Bush, Maria Elena Christiansen, Denise De Luca, Boo Grace, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Susan Gutfreund, Mai Hallingby Harrison, Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Yaz Hernandez, Michele Gerber Klein, Patricia Kluge, Jeanne Lawrence, Valerie Lettan, Lauren Day Roberts, Barbara Tober and Karen Amster-Young.
Notable attendees included Andrea Stark, Erica Linden-Fineberg, Lauren Lawrence, Marion Waxman, Michelle Herbert, Pamela Morgan, William T. Sullivan, Judge Jeanine Piro, Vicky Tiel, Judith Miller, April Gow, Alma Continanzi, Anka Palitz, Arlene Lazare, Andrea Schlossberg, Bernice Schwartz, Barbara Tober, Chris Arlotta, Caroline Lieberman, Gale Sitomer, Gwen Marder, Jeanne Lawrence, Jennifer Saraf Myles, Ingeborg Rennert, Karen Amster-Young, Lauren Day Roberts, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Mai Hallingby Harrison, Maria Elena Christiansen, Marlene Brown, Marcia Levine, Randi Schatz, Roy Fischer, Sherry Wiener, Valerie Lettan, Yaz Hernandez, Dr.Georgia Witkin, Tina Beriro, Jodi Rose, Nicole Salmasi, Kathy Gantz and Maribel Lieberman.
The event started with a warm welcome by Andrea Stark who thanked supporters of The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, adding that it is time to end cancer once for all. Mrs. Stark pointed out that Collaborating for a Cure means researchers working together to find new therapies for cancer patients and someday find cures – mentioning the success of a breakthrough treatment developed by SWCRF Founder and CEO Samuel Waxman, M.D., with researchers from Shanghai for APL, a form of leukemia, which resulted in a 95 percent cure rate for the disease.
Next, Marion Waxman expressed her appreciation to all participants’, organizers, and supporters of the event. During her speech, Mrs. Waxman highlighted that every dollar raised for The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation goes to research to save lives of people who are dealing with cancer. The next speaker, newly appointed SWCRF Executive Director William T. Sullivan, proudly proclaimed that since it was established, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has raised over 90 million dollars for researchers worldwide.
Before the fashion show started, Pamela Morgan and Lauren Lawrence emphasized the importance of the event that marked its fourth year of Collaborating for a Cure through raising funds and awareness for SWCRF, each year with more success. Ms. Morgan asked guests to save August 5th for the 2017 A Hamptons Happening, which will honor Glenn Myles, Chairman and CEO of First Wall Street Capital, and other honorees to be announced shortly. The Carolina Herrera fashion show presented the fashion house’s elegant pre-fall collection as models walked down a dramatic staircase and mingled among seated guests.
“Every year, this by-invitation-only and sold-out event has grown in support, doubling in attendance since it debuted in 2014,” said Dr. Samuel Waxman, Founder and CEO of SWCRF. “The Waxman Foundation was founded as a result of the generosity of the fashion industry and it continues to support us with the likes of industry leaders such as Carolina Herrera. We are most grateful to Carolina Herrera for their participation this year.”
The elegant luncheon was catered by David Burke at Bloomingdales. David Burke at Bloomingdale’s is part of Craveable Hospitality Group, an awe-inspiring restaurant group dedicated to transforming each meal into a cherished memory, sparking a crave to return. Prosecco and white wine were donated by Palm Bay International, HFactor was serving the first-of-its-kind hydrogen-infused water, and MarieBelle provided guests delicious chocolate desserts.
(Photo Credit: Rob Rich of Society Allure)
About the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF)
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit 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 approximately $90 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers across the globe.
For more information on SWCRF, visit: www.waxmancancer.org
About Carolina Herrera
Carolina Herrera (www.carolinaherrera.com) is an international fashion house recognized for timeless elegance and refinement. Founded in 1981 by Carolina Herrera, the eponymous label produces numerous collections consisting of ready-to-wear and accessories for women, men and children, as well as bridal and fragrances available in 105 countries at 15,000 points of distribution including over 146 CH Carolina Herrera and 3 Carolina Herrera New York retail locations. The collections reflect an effortless sophistication inherent in the iconic style of founder Carolina Herrera.
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