11TH Annual “A HAMPTONS HAPPENING” cancer research fundraiser to honor

Marc J. Leder, co-CEO of Sun Capital Partners


Bobby Zarin, Chairman of Zarin Fabrics and real estate developer

St. John is Fashion Honoree

Marc J. Leder Bobby Zarin
Co-CEO, Sun Capital Partners Chairman, Zarin Fabrics, and Real Estate Developer


The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation will celebrate its 11th Annual “A HAMPTONS HAPPENING” fundraiser for cancer research on Saturday, July 11, at the home of Maria & Kenneth Fishel and family, in Bridgehampton. The event which runs from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. again will feature renowned chefs/restaurateurs and caterers. Leading off this year will be Mauro Maccioni and the Le Cirque Group, which include Circo, Sirio’s and Le Cirque, as well as John DeLucie of Crown Group Hospitality, who will represent his highly acclaimed restaurants, Bill’s Food & Drink and The Lion.

In addition, 30-plus chefs will host their own tables. This year promises to have not only the largest amount of chefs, but the most varied menus to include, Asian, Indian, Organic, Seafood, as well as extraordinary tables hosted by the finest pastry chefs. There will be open bar, hot NYC DJ, Super Dave, provided by Allen Dalton Productions, who promises to pack the dance floor and a top-notch live and silent auction, featuring various experience packages, as well as one-of-a-kind luxury items, to run through the course of the evening.

Founding Chairs, Marion Waxman and Laurie Schaffran, will again be at the helm, with Pamela Morgan & Michael Trokel serving as the Event Chairs. The honorees for the evening are Marc J. Leder Co-CEO Sun Capital Partners and Bobby Zarin, Chairman, Zarin Fabrics and real estate developer. Luxury fashion house St. John is the Fashion Honoree. WCBS-TV Channel 2 news anchor Chris Wragge will serve as emcee for the fourth consecutive year.

The event will be previewed on Thursday, July 2 at the Grand Opening evening of ArtHamptons, at which the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation and Guild Hall will be partnered as the evening’s beneficiaries. Renowned artist Daniel Pollera will unveil his painting, “A PATH TO THE CURE”, which he created specifically to benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.

Tickets for the July 11 event begin at $350 and $175 for Jrs. (30 & under). New this year is the opportunity to purchase a beautiful, private cabana which will include bottle service and is available for eight to sixteen people.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation thanks the following companies for their sponsorship of A Hamptons Happening: The Independent Newspaper, Douglas Elliman, Sun Capital Group, Inc. and ArtHamptons.

About the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

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 $85 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers across the globe. For more information, visit: www.waxmancancer.org.

For more information please call Linda B. Shapiro, 631-725-2023  lbspro@optonline.net or Jessica Mackin at 516 658-6371.