Fifth Annual “Collaborating For A Cure” Benefiting The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (Photos)

May 26, 2018

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted its fifth annual “Collaborating for a Cure Luncheon” at the private Upper East Side residence of Susan Gutfreund in New York City. The event featured a fashion presentation from Fashion Icon Jason Wu, whose collection was showcased before a private audience, with all event proceeds benefiting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.

Event Chairs included Lauren Lawrence, Pamela Morgan, and Marion Waxman, and Co-Chair Erica Linden-Fineberg. The Event Committee included Chris Arlotta, Sharon Bush, Maria Elena Christiansen, Denise De Luca, Boo Grace, Susan Gutfreund, Yaz Hernandez, Patricia Kluge, Jeanne Lawrence, Lauren Day Roberts, Barbara Tober, Marcy Whitman, and Karen Amster-Young.

Notable attendees included Lauren Lawrence, Marion Waxman, Samuel Waxman M.D., Erica Linden-Fineberg, William T. Sullivan, Maria Fishel, Don Lemon, Pamela Morgan, Michelle Herbert, Jean Shafiroff, Vicky Tiel, Carolyne Roehm, Regina Kravitz, Susan Rose, Hyewon Miller, Barbara Regna, Diane Chudnoff, Chris Arlotta, Harriet Gayle Raisin, Gail Prop, Barbara Tober, Chris Arlotta, Caroline Lieberman, Gale Sitomer, Jeanne Lawrence, Ingeborg Rennert, Lauren Day Roberts, Maria Elena Christiansen, Dr. Penny Grant, Marjorie Baldinger, Marlene Brown, Marcia Levine, Randi Schatz, Roy Fischer, Valerie Lettan, Yaz Hernandez, Nicole Salmasi, Nadia Eshaghpour, Maribel Lieberman, Laury Franks, Patricia Kluge, and David Salvatore.

Over 125 guests attended this sold out and best attended event that was spearheaded by Chair Lauren Lawrence. Dr. Samuel Waxman pointed out events such as the Luncheon are directed to cancer research. The newest initiative for the Foundation is addressing the growing incidence of cancer among people as they age by launching a funding program that supports teams of researchers with expertise in aging and cancer.

The elegant luncheon was catered by CxRA an awe-inspiring restaurant group dedicated to transforming each meal into a cherished memory, sparking a crave to return. white wine and special gin cocktail were donated by Palm Bay International, finishing off with specialty cupcakes by renowned Magnolia Bakery.

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Photo credit: 1) Don Lemon and Maryann Portell . 2) Rash Mee and Meni Kambot. 3) Kelly Laffey and Lisa Simonsen. 4) William Sullivan, and Brian Huffman. 5) Garrow Kedigian and David Salvatore. 6) Patricia Kluge and Linda Issry. 7) Sharon Bush. 8) Lisa Bassler. 9) Pamela Morgan in Jason Wu. 10) Nicole Csalmasi and Hyewon Miller.11) Belle Hahn Cohen and Olesya Thyne. 12) Mariebelle Lieberman and Andrea Wernick. 13) Jean Shafiroff. 14) Regina Kravitz and Maria Elena Christensen. 15) Gail Propp and Ingeborg Rennert.16) Della Rounik and Anka Palitz. 17) Kathleen Giordano, and Dr. Penny Grant. 18) Gabrielle Eshaghpour, and Nadia Eshaghpour 19) Xuan Ly, Kieron Pisano, Gustavo Rangel, and Tracy Piazza. 20) Tracy Piazza Lauren Lawrence. 21) Susan Gutfreund Lauren Lawrence. Rob Rich/ ©2018/

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