18th ANNUAL HAMPTONS HAPPENING BENEFITTED THE SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION HONORING LUMINARIES IN BUSINESS, FASHION, AND CUISINE
July 9,2022 Iconic Summer Event Raises $400,000 for Cancer Research!
 
Honorees:
Bess Freedman, CEO of Brown Harris Stevens, Distinguished Business Leader Award
Mark Melchiorre, Executive Managing Director, CIO & Head of Brean Investment Group, Distinguished Finance Leader Award
Chef Julian Medina, Chef & Owner of Toloache, Coppelia, Tacuba, La Chula, El Fish Shack and Kuxe Hospitality and Service Award
Max Mara USA, Fashion Cares Award
 
Over 300 guests attended the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s 18th Annual Hamptons Happening
Hosted on the beautiful Bridgehampton estate of Kenneth and Maria Fishel, the beloved event raised $400,000 for groundbreaking cancer research!
 
“Over the past 18 years, the Hamptons Happening has raised nearly $6 million for cancer research and with this year’s event we have surpassed that amazing milestone,” said William T. Sullivan, SWCRF executive director. “Since its founding, SWCRF has invested more $100 million towards collaborative cancer research, contributing to a number of scientific breakthroughs in the fight to eradicate cancer.”
Attendees enjoyed a night of delicious tastings from dozens of chefs, restaurants, and beverage companies such as:
 
Chef Honoree Julian Medina's Toloache, Coppelia, La Chula, and Tacuba; Arlotta Food Studio; Barney Greengrass; Centro Trattoria and Bar; Chef Peter Ambrose; Chef David Burke; Chef Harold Moore; Mercato Cucina; Phillipe Chow; T Bar; Tommy Bahama; Union Sushi & Steak; A La Mode Ice Cream Truck; Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cake Co.; Lilly’s Baking Company; Magnolia Bakery; and drinks from Herradura, Woodford Reserve, LoverBoy Hard Tea, Blood Monkey Gin, Palm Bay, Simple Vodka, Hampton Water, and Bridgehampton Breeze Wine to name just a few.
The event also featured a thrilling live auction facilitated by Heritage Auctions, entertainment by Josh Beckerman, aka The Foodie Magician, DJ Jetset and GR1FN.
Event sponsors include Gold Sponsor: Theodore A. Rapp Foundation; Bronze Sponsors: Erika and Mark Melchiorre; VIP Sponsors: Bess Freedman, The Fishel Family, Max Mara, Brown Harris Stevens and Dentons; Supporting Sponsors: Brown Pollock Charitable fund, Eurostruct Inc., Fabric to Finish, Olshan, and Hampton Racquet; Media Sponsors: Lawlor Media Group, Hamptons MagazineJames Lane Post, and Mann About Town.
 
Hamptons Happening event chair was Mark D. Friedman of Brown Harris Stevens with co-chairs, Jamie Koff, Fabric to Finish and Erica Fineberg. The event committee included Alexandra Adame, Chris Arlotta, Antonella Bertello, Timothy Burch, Natalie Cohen Gould, Jennifer Counihan, Maria Fishel, Jacqueline Frank, Michael Frank, Michelle Greenberg, Bryan Griffin, Dina Koutroumanis, Norah Lawlor, Jessica Mackin, Kristyn, Mazza, Pamela Morgan, April Murena, Lib Obeid, Christine Prydatko, Randi Schatz, Joshua Sechter, Michael Snell, and Tiffiany West.
The full gallery of event photographs is available to view online on Patrick McMullan:
 
 
About the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF):
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 $100 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers across the globe. For more information about the SWCRF research, visit www.waxmancancer.org.
 
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PRESS CONTACT (SWCRF):
Norah Lawlor | Lawlor Media Group | www.lawlormediagroup.com
Norah@lawlormediagroup.com | Tel: (212) 967-6900
Facebook: LawlorMediaGroup | Instagram: lawlormedia | Twitter: @LawlorMedia
 
 
 
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Cristian Notari, CEO Max Mara USA, Mark Melchiorre, Bess Freedman, Dr. Samuel Waxman, SWCRF Founder/CEO,
Chef Julian Medina, William T. Sullivan, SWCRF Executive Director
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