Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Cocktail Party to Kick Off Hamptons Happening & Step Up To Turn Cancer Off

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) is hosting a special Cocktail Party on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022, at Versa in New York City to kick off two vital SWCRF fundraising events: the 18th Annual Hamptons Happening and the virtual Step Up To Turn Off Cancer. Events such as these have allowed SWCRF to invest more than $100 million towards collaborative cancer research, supporting hundreds of investigators around the world, and has led to many breakthrough discoveries. For more information visit

Notable attendees include: Dr. Samuel Waxman, SWCRF CEO and Founder, this year’s Hamptons Happening honorees, Bess Freedman, CEO Brown Harris Stevens; Chef Julian Medina, Chef & Owner Toloache, Tacuba, Coppelia, Kuxe, La Chula & El Fish Shack; and Mark Melchiorre, Executive Managing Director, CIO & Head of Brean Investment Group; event chair Mark D. Friedman, co-chairs Jamie Koff and Erica Linden-Fineberg.

This year’s Hamptons Happenings, one of the most anticipated events of the year on the Hampton’s summer schedule, will be held on Saturday, July 9th, 2022, at the beautiful Bridgehampton Estate of Kenneth and Maria Fishel. Attendees will enjoy a night of delicious tastings from dozens of chefs, restaurants, and beverage companies all while raising critical funds for cancer research. For more information visit

The Step Up To Turn Cancer Off is a new virtual fundraising event where participants keep track of their physical activities in order to reach their daily “step” goal. An easy-to-use online tool will convert nearly any activity such as walking, running swimming, dancing, yoga, gardening etc. into steps. Participants can register individually or as a team and then share progress with peers and family to garner donations. The week-long challenge runs from June 6th through 12th, 2022. For more information, to register, or to sponsor a participant or team, visit

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, visit

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Lillian Langtry

Lillian Langtry

Lillian Langtry is a freelance writer covering the latest events, hot spots, charities, influencers, beauty trends and more, from NYC to the Hamptons.