19th Annual Hamptons Happening Benefiting The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

Hamptons Happening Food Samuel Waxman
Credit: PMC / Jared Siskin

On Saturday, July 8th, more than 300 guests attended the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s 19th Annual Hamptons Happening. The event was held at the beautiful Bridgehampton estate of hosts Kenneth and Maria Fishel.

Atmosphere Hamptons Happening

More than $450,000 was raised and will be invested toward groundbreaking cancer research. “Since its founding, SWCRF has invested more than $100 million towards collaborative cancer research,” said William T. Sullivan, SWCRF executive director. “This year, funds raised from the Hamptons Happening will support the launch of the SWCRF Mission Possible Research Program, a new project that will support six leading investigators this fall.”

Dr. Samuel Waxman Hamptons Happening
Dr. Samuel Waxman

The Mission Possible grants will fund projects to investigate new preventions and treatments for cancer designed to help us live longer, healthier lives with less risk of cancer as we age.

Event Highlights

Cagri Kanver, Yilmaz Guney
Cagri Kanver, Yilmaz Guney

At the Hamptons event, SWCRF presented Chef Ralph Scamardella, EVP and Chief Culinary Officer, Tao Group Hospitality, with this year’s Hospitality and Service Award, Lori and Scott Levine, co-founders of Scott’s Protein Balls, with the Outstanding Product Award, Denise Albert, CEO and co-founder of My Cancer Family, the Community Service Award, and Anna Zuckerman, Founder and Chief Designer at Anna Zuckerman is the 2023 recipient of the Fashion Cares Award.

Chef Meze Catering Hamptons

Attendees enjoyed a night of delicious tastings from dozens of chefs, restaurants, and beverage companies as well as were treated to a live auction facilitated by the event’s official auctioneer: Heritage Auctions.

Tastings Served at Hamptons Happening

watermelon cocktail party plate

The 19th Annual Hamptons Happening benefiting Waxman Cancer featured tastings from:

  • Tao Group Hospitality / Chef Ralph Scamardella
  • Lavo
  • 317 Main / Chef Eric Levine
  • A La Mode Ice Cream
  • Chef Meze Catering and Events
  • Peter Ambrose
  • Bellissima Prosecco & Wine by Christie Brinkley
  • Lemon Perfect
  • North Fork Craft Wines & Spirits
  • Ovelia Psistaria / Chef Peter Giannakas
  • Scott’s Protein Balls
  • Spritz Society
  • T-Bar Steak & Lounge
  • Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Tommy Bahama / Chef Wade Ganache
  • Woodford Reserve

and several others.

tuna tartare Tommy Bahama
Tommy Bahama / Chef Wade Ganache
mini key lime pie dessert
Tommy Bahama / Chef Wade Ganache. Images by PMC / Jared Siskin

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