Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s Mission Possible

Sarah Wragge, Chris Wragge and family (Photo credit: PMC / Jared Siskin)


Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s 19th Annual Hamptons Happening was held at the beautiful Bridgehampton estate of hosts Kenneth and Maria Fishel.

Jean Shafiroff  (Photo credit: PMC / Jared Siskin)

The charity event raised more than $450,000 that will go towards funding groundbreaking cancer research. “Since its founding, SWCRF has invested more than $100 million towards collaborative cancer research,” said William T. Sullivan, SWCRF executive director. The money raised will go towards #MissionPossible, funding projects to investigate new preventions and treatments for cancer designed to help people live longer, healthier, cancer free lives.

Harry Carson (Photo credit: PMC / Jared Siskin)

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.

Dr. Samuel Waxman, Marion Waxman (Photo credit: PMC / Jared Siskin)

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. 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, Cuisine by El Turco/ Chef Meze, Peter Ambrose, Arlotta Food Studio, Bellissima Prosecco by @ChristieBrinkley,

Centro Trattoria and Bar, FIELDTRIP / Chef JJ Johnson, Herradura Tequila, House of Saturn Café, Lemon Perfect, Magnolia Bakery, North Fork Craft Wines & Spirits, Crush Wine XP, Spritz Society, T-Bar, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Tommy Bahama / Chef Wade Ganache, Woodford Reserve. @waxmancancer @lawlormedia #Hamptons #Charity Photo credit #s 2,3 & 9: PMC /

Photography: Jared Siskin Remainder and Lauren Clarke-Bennett