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19th Annual Hamptons Happening

Benefiting The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation 

Honored Luminaries In Business, Fashion & Cuisine

More than 300 guests attended the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s 19th Annual Hamptons Happening, one of the Hamptons’ most prominent social events of the summer season. The event was held at the beautiful Bridgehampton estate of hosts Kenneth and Maria Fishel. More than $450,000 was raised and will be invested toward groundbreaking cancer research.

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Participating Chefs in the 2023 Hamptons Happening with Event co-Chair, Mark D. Friedman 

(photo credit: Lisa Tamburini)

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Honorees Anna Zuckerman, Denise Albert, Scott Levine, Lori Levine, Chef Ralph Scamardella
(Photo credit: PMC / Jared Siskin)

More than 300 guests attended the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s 19th Annual Hamptons Happening, one of the Hamptons’ most prominent social events of the summer season. The event was held at the beautiful Bridgehampton estate of hosts Kenneth and Maria Fishel. More than $450,000 was raised and will be invested toward groundbreaking cancer research.

 

“Since its founding, SWCRF has invested more than $100 million towards collaborative cancer research,” said William T. Sullivan, SWCRF executive director. “This year, funds raised from the Hamptons Happening will support the launch of the SWCRF Mission Possible Research Program, a new project that will support six leading investigators this fall.”

 

The Mission Possible grants will fund projects to investigate new preventions and treatments for cancer designed to help us live longer, heathier lives with less risk of cancer as we age.

 

At the event, SWCRF presented Chef Ralph Scamardella, EVP and Chief Culinary Officer, Tao Group Hospitality, with this year’s Hospitality and Service Award, Lori and Scott Levine, co-founders of Scott’s Protein Balls, with the Outstanding Product Award, Denise Albert, CEO and co-founder of My Cancer Family, the Community Service Award, and Anna Zuckerman, Founder and Chief Designer at Anna Zuckerman is the 2023 recipient of the Fashion Cares Award.

 

Attendees at the beloved event enjoyed a night of delicious tastings from dozens of chefs, restaurants, and beverage companies (full list below) as well as were treated to a live auction facilitated by the event’s official auctioneer: Heritage Auctions.

 

Notable attendees included: Dr. Samuel Waxman, Marion Waxman, Chef Ralph Scamardella, Lori Levine, Scott Levine, Anna Zuckerman, Denise Albert, Ken Fishel, Maria Fishel, Bess Freedman, Mark D. Friedman, Jamie Koff, Bess Freedman, Bryan Griffin, Elena Gibbs, Erica Feinberg, Chris Wragge, Sarah Wragge, Bill Sullivan, Harry Carson, Jean Shafiroff and Pamela Morgan.

 

Gold Sponsor: Theodore A. Rapp Foundation

 

Bronze Sponsors: Jay W. Eisenhofer

 

VIP Sponsors: Ken & Maria Fishel, Bess Freedman, Brown Harris Stevens, Brown Harris Stevens-The Friedman-Rosenthal Team, Scott’s Protein Balls, Tao Group Hospitality, Anna Zuckerman

 

Supporting Sponsors: Eurostruct Inc., Fabric to Finish, My Cancer Family, Taub Family Companies, Palm Bay International, and Tito’s Vodka

 

Media Sponsors: Lawlor Media Group, Hamptons Magazine, and James Lane Post.

 

Official Transportation Sponsor: Tote Taxi

 

Step Up To Turn Cancer Off Sponsors: Crunch Gym, New Rez, Tradeweb, The Brown-Polloch Charitable Trust

 

Hamptons Happening event is chaired by Mark D. Friedman of Brown Harris Stevens and Jamie Koff, Fabric to Finish with co-chairs Bess Freedman and Bryan Griffin and Journal Chair Erica Fineberg.

 

The event committee included Alexandra Adame, Karen Amster-Young, Chris Arlotta, Arthur Backal, Antonella Bertello, Dawn Celovsky, Gina Conzo, Maxine Danowitz, Maria Fishel, Elena Gibbs, Nathalie Cohen Gould, Leslie Keidan, Dina Koutroumanis, Norah Lawlor, Jessica Mackin, Gennaro Pecchia, Christine Prydatko, and Randi Schatz.

 

The Hamptons Happening featured tastings included:

Tao Group Hospitality / Chef Ralph Scamardella, Lavo, Luchini Italian, 317 Main / Chef Eric Levine, A La Mode Ice Cream, Alidoro / Chef John Streep, Peter Ambrose, Arlotta Food Studio, Bellissima Prosecco & Wine by Christie Brinkley, Bero International, Centro Trattoria and Bar, Chef Harold Moore, Chef Francois Payard, Cagri Kanver of El Turco Hamptons, El Verano / Chef Julian Medina, FIELDTRIP / Chef JJ Johnson, Herradura Tequila, House of Saturn Café, Lemon Perfect, Magnolia Bakery, North Fork Craft Wines & Spirits, Crush Wine XP, Ovelia Psistaria / Chef Peter Giannakas, Scott’s Protein Balls, Spritz Society, T-Bar Steak & Lounge, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Tommy Bahama / Chef Wade Ganache, Woodford Reserve.

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

PRESS CONTACT (SWCRF):

Norah Lawlor | Lawlor Media Group | www.lawlormediagroup.com

Norah@lawlormediagroup.com | Tel: (212) 967-6900

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The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center
Celebrates the 15th Annual Get Wild Benefit

As the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons continues to rehabilitate and successfully release animals back into the wild across Eastern Long Island, there was more to celebrate at the 15th Annual GET WILD Benefit. James Hunter and Fred W. Thiele, jr. were honored at this year's benefit. The event was hosted at the Sagaponack sculpture field and the event chairs for this year’s benefit were Ingrid Edelman, Jane Gill, Missy Hargraves and Jonathan McCann. 

The emcee for the event was Joseph Shaw of the Express News Group.

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Honoree Fred W. Thiele, jr. and the WRC’s Noelle Dunlop

(photo credit: R Cole for Rob Rich / Society Allure)

Honoring James Hunter and Fred W. Thiele, jr.

 

As the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons continues to rehabilitate and successfully release animals back into the wild across Eastern Long Island, there was more to celebrate at the 15th Annual GET WILD Benefit. James Hunter and Fred W. Thiele, jr. were honored at this year's benefit. The event was hosted at the Sagaponack sculpture field and the event chairs for this year’s benefit were Ingrid Edelman, Jane Gill, Missy Hargraves and Jonathan McCann. The emcee for the event was Joseph Shaw of the Express News Group.

 

Guests were treated to live music, cocktails, light fare, and a silent auction. All guests were welcomed to the cocktail party, which featured appearances by some of the non-releasable hawks and owls that the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center has rehabilitated and now reside at the Center. All proceeds benefited the native wildlife treated at their hospital.

Notable attendees included: Fred W. Thiele, jr., Jane Gill, Noelle Dunlop, Chris Strub, Missy Hargraves, Bruce Weber, Nan Bush, Jack Bishop, Maryann Marston, Brigid Fitzgerald, Jean Shafiroff, Ingrid Edelman, Sara Shala, Elton Ilirjani, Consuelo Vanderbilt, Pamela Morgan, Roger Sichel, Luisa Diaz, Julie Ratner, Soren White, MD.

 

Sponsors included:

 

Great Horned Owl Sponsors

Leslie L. Alexander Foundation, Max, Beau, Bubba, Elliot and Willow Colle, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edelman, Linda Lambert, Penni Ludwig, Katherine Rayner, Andy Sabin Family Foundation, Lisa Baron Schenker and Gregg Schenker

Red Tailed Hawk Sponsors

Bespoke Transportation, Tracey Broxmeyer, Express News Group, Howard Marton, Linda and Russell Munson

Great Blue Heron Sponsor

Richard and Jane Brickell, Dorothy Lichtenstein, James and Margo Nederlander, Louise and Len Riggio, Ellen and Chuck Scarborough

Snowy Egret Sponsor

Christine and Randall Blank, Ron Delsener, Susan Dusenberry, Fiduciary Trust Company, Inc., Brigid Fitzgerald, Pat Garrity, The Corcoran Group, Debora Jacques, The Law Office of John J. Leonard, Maryann and Robert Marston, Jonathan W. McCann, Roberta J.M. Olson and Alexander B.V. Johnson, Christine Seddon-Grofik, Shinnecock Animal Hospital, Jean Shafiroff

Eastern Screech Owl Sponsors

Nan Bush and Bruce Weber Foundation, Martin Markowitz, Marina Neustadt, Rebecca Seltzer, Susan and Bill Siegel, Virginia Stowe, Kimberly Kleinbaum Tsesarsky, Dawn Zelinski, Grover and Debbie Pagano

 

With Special Thanks to Bespoke Transportation, Channing Daughters Winery, Charles Spitzner Nursery, Express News Group, Lawlor Media Group, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Westhampton Brewing Co, Wolffer Estates Winery

 

Photo Credits: R Cole for Rob Rich / Society Allure and David Warren /Sipa USA (Sipa via AP Images)

Photo Credit: R Cole for Rob Rich / Society Allure

About the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of The Hamptons:

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, Inc., Eastern Long Island's only wildlife hospital, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of wild animals impacted by human encroachment on their habitat. It is a grass-roots organization that began with a few concerned friends and has grown to include over 3,000 members and supporters. The center operates as a full-service professional wildlife hospital, with licensed rehabilitators, biologists, animal behaviorists, and volunteers on staff. More than 300 people have been trained to help with wildlife rescues. The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center is located on Munn’s Pond Park through a cooperative licensing agreement with Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. The center is located on a greenbelt of public land parcels that stretches from Tiana Bay to Peconic Bay on the eastern end of Long Island, New York. This ecosystem is one-of-a-kind and irreplaceable, with salt and freshwater wetlands, Pine Barrens, deciduous forest, and meadowland. As a result, it is an ideal location for a wildlife rehabilitation center. The hospital is intended solely for wild animals. There are no ambient noises or smells to stress the wildlife that is recovering within, unlike a veterinary hospital. Every year, the Wildlife Rescue Center receives over 10,000 calls for information or assistance regarding wild animal encounters. In addition, the center offers educational programs to local elementary and secondary schools. Local college students participate in cooperative education programs and internships. The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center has an annual operating budget of more than $650,000, almost entirely funded by generous donors. For more information, visit: www.wildliferescuecenter.org

 

PRESS CONTACT:

Norah Lawlor | Lawlor Media Group | www.lawlormediagroup.com

Norah@lawlormediagroup.com | Tel: (212) 967-6900

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