We are looking forward to seeing you tonight. Reception starts at 6:30pm.

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For the past 24 years, thousands have joined the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation at its annual gala, also know as The Waxman. Together we have invested millions of dollars, funding some of the brightest minds in cancer research.

This year will be even more special, as we come together again on the Thursday before Thanksgiving to honor SWCRF CEO and Founder, Dr. Samuel Waxman, and longtime  SWCRF Chairman of the Board, Michael Nierenberg at the 25th Anniversary.

As the scientific and spiritual leader of SWCRF, Dr. Waxman has spent the last 50 years dedicated to cancer research and treatment, building SWCRF into an internationally renowned institution and for 25 years, Michael has poured his heart and soul into the Foundation’s mission and this event. He has been a tireless and passionate champion, helping to raise more than $50 million! Their collaboration has helped thousands of people receive more effective and less toxic treatments and put cancer in the crosshairs of science.

We hope to raise $10 million in commemoration of the 25th Gala and then use these funds to underwrite the next five years of SWCRF cancer research programs. Your meaningful participation will support this ambitious goal. 

The SWCRF genuinely appreciates your support of its mission. Your gift to the SWCRF, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. 

Congratulations to our 2022 Honorees:


Photo of Dr. Samuel Waxman

Dr. Samuel Waxman

CEO and Founder

Michael Nierenberg

SWCRF Chairman of the Board

Musical Guest:

We are thrilled to announce that MT. JOY will be the special entertainment at the 25th Anniversary of the Collaborating for a Cure Gala. Check out their music here: https://www.mtjoyband.com/music/