Back row (l to r) Norah Lawlor, Jonathan Kratz, Joe Farrell, Jesse Dean, Miranda Pierson, Sheriff Bob Saidenberg, Rachel Kramer and Rena Ben-Ezra. Front row (l to r) William Sullivan, Melissa Fishel, Brian Joyce, Dr. Samuel Waxman, Maria Fishel, Lisa Gahn and "Deputy" Kat Minogue.




The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) rang the Nasdaq Opening Bell on July 12, 2018, in honor of its 14th Annual Hamptons Happening event that raises money for cancer research. It was the third consecutive year SWCRF has participated in a Nasdaq bell-ringing ceremony at the stock market's iconic Times Square location. 

"We are very grateful to Nasdaq for giving us this opportunity to bring visibility to the work of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation," said SWCRF Founder and Chief Executive Officer Samuel Waxman, M.D. in remarks just before ringing the bell.

SWCRF at Nasdaq Times Square“The Foundation was formed more than 40 years ago as a model to bring together some of the smartest people together to understand why cancer develops and to share their work for the goal of treating and curing cancer."

“Dr. Waxman and the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation's new Aging and Cancer program are working to protect the health and vitality of all our citizens and hope that cancer will be a disease of the past for the youngest among us,” said Brian Joyce, Managing Director of the Nasdaq Market Intelligence Desk.

Dr. Waxman also appeared on Nasdaq's Facebook Livestream following the bell ceremony to talk in more detail about the Foundation's work. Private support for cancer research is critical to advancing research that is seen as too experimental, but that often leads to breakthroughs in cancer discovery and treatment.

Dr. Waxman rang the opening bell surrounded by SWCRF staff and The Hamptons Happening chairpeople, supporters and honorees. Attendees included William T. Sullivan, Executive Director of the SWCRF; Hamptons Happening Committee Member and host Maria Fishel; Melissa Fishel; Hamptons Happening honoree Joe Farrell, Founder and President of Farrell Building Company; Lisa Gahn and Miranda Pierson of AmTrust Title a Hamptons Happening VIP Sponsor; SWCRF staff members Rachel Kramer, Jesse Dean, Jonathan Kratz and Rena Ben-Ezra; Norah Lawlor of Lawlor Media Group; and “Sheriff” Robert Saidenberg and “Deputy” Katherine Minogue of Sheriff and the Deputy who performed at the Hamptons Happening event. 

SWCRF honored Mr. Farrell along with Ramy Brook Sharp, Founder and Creative Director of Ramy Brook and Matt Lambert, Executive Chef and Co-Owner of The Musket Room at its Hamptons Happening event on July 14.

The Hamptons Happening is one of the summer's most anticipated food, fashion, and music events and this year drew more than 300 guests who rallied support for cancer research. Guests enjoyed more than 20 chef tastings along with tastings of wines and spirits, live music, and opportunities to bid on unique auction items.

"Our 14th Hamptons Happening is a worthy evening to support cancer research and have some good times," said Dr. Waxman.