SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION TO HONOR CELEBRITY CHEF DAVID BURKE, DESIGNER BETSEY JOHNSON AND PHILANTHROPIST PAUL RIDLEY AT THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY “A HAMPTONS HAPPENING” FUNDRAISER

WCBS-TV CHANNEL 2 NEWS ANCHOR CHRIS WRAGGE TO EMCEE EVENT

 

New York, NY, May 13, 2014 – The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) announced today that it will honor luminaries from the worlds of cuisine, fashion and philanthropy at its July 26th “A Hamptons Happening” cancer research fundraiser. The event will fete celebrity chef David Burke, iconic fashion designer Betsey Johnson and philanthropist Paul Ridley, co-founder of the cancer research nonprofit Row For Hope. WCBS-TV Channel 2 News anchor Chris Wragge will emcee the event for the third consecutive year.

“A Hamptons Happening” will take place on July 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Bridgehampton, NY home of Maria and Kenneth Fishel. The event is chaired by co-founders Marion Waxman and Laurie Schaffran and co-chairpersons Jennifer Gould Keil and Jill and Bobby Zarin. Jennifer Saraf Myles is the raffle chairperson. "A Hamptons Happening" supports the SWCRF’s funding of research projects by leading cancer scientists collaborating to identify and correct abnormal gene function that causes cancer and develop minimally toxic treatments for patients.

“We’re excited to recognize such a distinguished group of honorees at ‘A Hamptons Happening’,” said Samuel Waxman, MD, Founder and CEO of Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. “All of them are leading figures in their respective industries and we thank them for their support for this important fundraiser.”

An elegant and lively affair, “A Hamptons Happening” has blossomed into one of the can’t-miss events on the Hamptons summer social calendar. The event treats the Hamptons set to a scrumptious celebration of New York’s finest cuisine, personally presented by the top chefs of the most celebrated restaurants in New York City and the Hamptons. Guests indulge their appetites for the savory and the sweet, mix and mingle, bid on exciting auction items and dance to today’s hottest tunes, all the while collaborating to fund science’s quest for a cure for cancer.

Individual tickets are $300. Millennial Tickets (attendees 30 years old and under) are $175.

To order, visit http://www.waxmancancer.org/Events/Hamptons-Happening